Wow!! What an awesome experience, I had such a great time chilling with everyone backstage. Really great to see some familiar faces. It was also great to see Much Music is FINALLY acknowledging that this tour exists and attending the event, maybe next year we can expect to see some proper video coverage. Many of the bands were disappointed with the venue's super tight security policies and crappy dressing rooms, but this isn't really anything new on the topic of the Phoenix. Another major set back was the fact that there was a mandatory coat check, this slowed down the flow of people coming in the door to hear the first band and unfortunately There For Tomorrow really got the shaft and many of their dedicated fans missed their performance, which is kinda sad because they don't come up to Canada very often. I really hope next year the Take Action crew can book a better venue.
Below are some shots I took throughout the night, enjoy! (click for full image)
We The Kings promos & live shots taken backstage:
Mayday Parade promo taken backstage:
There For Tomorrow promo taken backstage:
You can also check out some fun backstage vids I shot on my blackberry HERE on my youtube page.
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