• Camie Dudziak

Neck Deep: The Peace and The Panic Tour Boston, MA (2/5/18)

First concert of 2018 started off with a bang. Neck Deep’s The Peace and the Panic Tour was filled with so much energy, and even though I ended up getting injured (going to the doctor soon), I am so blown away by their show. Taking place at the Palladium in Worcester, which has already made its way to one of my favorite venues (look down my feed for the review on the venue itself), the vibe of the show was one that I definitely needed to experience. Starting from Creeper and all the way through Neck Deep’s set, the adrenaline never ceased.

I have never listened to any of the opening bands, so I went into the show with an open mind. Creeper started it off, capturing the energy of the crowd and running with it. On notes in my phone, all I wrote was two thumbs-up, something that is impressive considering I don’t always enjoy opening bands. They are definitely a band I will be checking out more.

Speak Low If You Speak Love just released a new album, and while I do think they put out some good music, I don’t think they should be on this specific tour. If it had not been for the rowdiness of the crowd, it would’ve put a damper on the show. However, I do think they are talented and should be listened to, it just didn’t fit.

The final opener was Seaway, and again I will be taking a deeper look into their music. They managed to hype up the already upbeat crowd. In my notes, all I wrote was “is someone hurt?” There’s a story to this. During their set, the front man stopped singing to make sure no one in the crowd was hurt when there was something iffy going on. I’ve mentioned before how important this is, and I commend Seaway for taking care of their fans. Always make sure everyone is safe.

Finally, Neck Deep put on an amazing show. Everything from the lights to the set list to their stage presence was how I describe a perfect show. Coincidentally, I took my roommate to this show, being her first general admission concert ever (shout out to Zaina). I am so happy Neck Deep put on a show that truly encompasses what a pop-punk show should be. While I was worried about her being injured the entire night (even though I was the one who ended up getting hurt), she really got the pop-punk experience.

Neck Deep, congrats on impressing me. You put on one hell of a show, and I can’t wait to see you some more this year.


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