ION INDIE MAGAZINE April 2017, Volume 35 - Page 44
For the most part , I get pretty free reign at Tricky Falls , but that wasn ' t the case with Jimmy Eat World … security was tight . The Tour Manager ran the backstage area with an iron fist . Nevertheless , the amped up crowd was more than ready for JIM ADKINS and the band to start the show , and when they hit the stage at 9:30 , the bedlam began . 1500 people were on their feet and singing every word to every song , creating a “ ripple effect ”— as each fan was feeding off of the other . It was a sight for sure !
It reminded me of dumping fuel on a fire , as songs like “ Always Be ”, “ Big Casino ”, “ I will Steal You Back ” and the only song I had ever heard before , “ The Middle ”, had this crowd completely engulfed in flames of fandom .
In a nutshell , not really my personal cup of tea . However , I am quite confident that the fans that witnessed this performance by these “ men from Mesa ” would disagree with me . In spite of the usual lighting challenges , I think I got the shots .
As a major U . S . touring attraction , Jimmy Eat World is making a mark as it makes its way across this great country . If you ' re a fan , the money spent on the price of your ticket will be well worth the investment . Guaranteed , you will walk out of the venue thinking these guys could not have given you any more “ bang for your buck ”.