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The Ready Set, All American Rejects, and Boys Like Girls are bands for fans of all ages, and have plenty of talent, energy and charisma to go around. Boys Like Girls and All American Rejects sharing stage is something that has needed to happen for years. Toonari Post recently had the opportunity to attend the concert in Cedar Falls, IA.
The Ready Set was the closest to amateur status on stage that night, but broke through that title within the first song of their set. The Ready Set, who is Jordan Witzigreuter, was good at getting the crowd pumped up for the concert to come, while holding their own time on stage. This included even playing the hit, “Gangnam Style” and dancing along with the crowd. You could tell that he has a loyal fan base already, with the line of fans waiting to get Witzigreuter’s autograph after the show. Definitely a great pick for an opening act.
It is hard to believe that ten years ago, All American Rejects’ “Swing, Swing” was released, but it has yet to slow down for them. Their performance was entertaining, starting with Tyson (lead vocals) using sarcastic, borderline vulgar language between songs. While performing, the entire band used the stage to its full potential, preventing any bad seat in the house. The band continued to keep the crowds attention by calling crowd members out to have conversations with. Whether the song was from ten years ago, or this year, they were all greatly performed and there was hardly an audience member not singing along.
At first, you might be taken aback that Boys Like Girls, who entered the scene years after All American Rejects, was the final performance of the night. But once they start performing, you see that they have used the short amount of years they have been together to their advantage. Their performance was absolutely amazing. Even from their last successful tour, you are able to see improvement this time around. They took the risk and opened the set with new music, but the crowd didn’t seem to mind. The band then continued to play way past their set time, just completely being engaged and loving the crowd. Front man, Martin Johnson, is great at leading the band’s performance, but each member held his own.
This is definitely a tour you can’t miss: the past and present coming together with great music. As for the show in Cedar Falls, IA, fans were able to get meet and greets the night of, with all three bands, and Boys Like Girls stayed until everyone had met them. Today, the chance to be at such a personal, light-hearted and fun show is rare, but all of these bands make it look easy. If you’re unable to make it to a show near you, make sure to check out their new music. All of them have new catchy tunes that stay true to their authentic, original sound.