STATE CHAMPS – NECK DEEP – KNUCKLE PUCK – LIKE PACIFIC
LOCATION: MONTREAL, QC
COVERAGE: LORI GUTMAN // @lorigutmanphotos
You know it’s going to be a good show when kids are lined up out the door and around the corner… in zero degree weather… as it’s snowing. When I entered the venue, I was surprised to see how many people were already there and watching Like Pacific, especially when considering the fact that venues here don’t start filling up until an hour or two after doors most of the time. By the end of the show, it was easy to see why fans showed up to catch everyone.
While it’s no surprise that none of the bands on the bill disappointed me, State Champs absolutely blew me away. The last time I saw these guys, they were opening for All Time Low, so to pack out and completely own Club Soda–one of Montreal’s bigger venues–on their own headliner was impressive as hell. If you haven’t satisfied your pop-punk fix in 2016 just yet, definitely make it out to this tour. As my only complaint is about the difficult shooting conditions, I’d say this lineup is worth the money and the trip.