Photos of A Day To Remember at EagleBank Arena
All photos taken by Gretchen Smither
in Fairfax, VA on November 3rd, 2019.
Although it was A Day to Remember performing at the EagleBank Arena on Sunday, November 3, it was most certainly a night to remember. Before this Florida rock band could even take the stage, fans all over the arena were on their feet, screaming at the top of their lungs and throwing fists high in the air.
The scene was memorable, to say the least. It wasn’t long before the sounds of Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What” started echoing through the venue, signaling the band would be taking the stage soon. A large curtain kept the stage out of sight until the first notes of “The Downfall of Us All” blared and the voice of Jeremy McKinnon shouting “Let’s go!” reverberated through the soundboard. Complete with fireworks, the curtain dropped to reveal the already energized band. Crowd surfers had already started making their way to the front before ADTR could even make it through one song.
As someone who had never seen ADTR live, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from the night’s performance. With their mix of metalcore and pop-punk, the band made sure to provide fans with a wide variety of songs from their discography, including their recent singles “Degenerates” from their upcoming album You’re Welcome, as well as “Rescue Me,” their collab single with iconic EDM producer, Marshmello. I personally have had “All I Want” on repeat since the show.
Nothing about this performance was lacking. The energy levels from the band fed into the crowd, making the evening an exhausting one, but one that was oh-so worth it. The mosh pits that formed were some of the most intense ones I’ve witnessed. Even as fans were getting knocked around by moshers and crowd surfers, they would brush it off and jump right back into the fray. Even those who were less about the pit scene and had seat tickets were up on their feet, jumping to the music’s beat. The night (or rather, day) was one to remember for sure. Plus, who doesn’t love a show that includes fireworks, confetti, pyro, and streamers?
The “Degenerates” tour continues through November 23, where it wraps up in Fayetteville, NC at The Crown Theater. You can find tour dates and more info on the band’s Facebook page here: A Day To Remember on Facebook
The Downfall of Us All
All I Want
Mr. Highway’s Thinking About the End
Sticks & Bricks
Better Off This Way
My Own Worst Enemy
Right Back at It Again
Have Faith in Me
Sometimes You’re the Hammer, Sometimes You’re the Nail
End of Me
I’m Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?
If It Means a Lot to You
All Signs Point to Lauderdale
The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle