Mayday Parade, Essigfabrik Köln, 03.10.2017

Not many pop-punk albums have influenced a generation as emotionally as “ A Lesson in Romantics “from Mayday Parade . The record, released in 2007, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, prompting the band to re-release the songs in an unexpected release and go on an international tour with an album show. On 03.10.2017, the band from Florida also stopped at the Cologne vinegar factory.

At first the evening of Waterparks was opened, which was supposed to be the first support for the spectators. The band, which was founded in 2011 and looks visually young, was characterized by the charismatic blue hair of singer Awsten Knight.

But also the mature one Pop Punk Sound, presented by Waterparks, convinced us and made it clear that you should definitely keep an eye on this band in the near future. Who wants to listen: today the new video for “Blonde” premiered.

Next, it was time for With Confidence as a second opening act. Also armed with pop punk convinced the Australians, which we had earlier in the year in the interview, again all along the line. Catchy melodies and strong lyrics captivated the crowd, the first pit opened and the foundation was laid for a good evening.

Then It was finally time and Mayday Parade came on a Cologne stage for the first time since 2011! The joy of the return of the band was clearly visible to the fans and the mood was exuberant from the start. During Mayday Parade first all 12 songs of their anniversary-celebrating album “A Lesson in Romantics”, before they went with a cover version of the Something Corporate song “Punk Rock Princess” in a kind of Best Of with another six songs.

Especially in the more emotional songs of “A Lesson in Romantics” such as “Miserable At Best”, which Mayday parade singer Derek Sanders performed on the keyboard alone, the crowd showed up textsicher and one saw alternately in radiant and emotions overwhelmed crying faces. Most viewers were clearly among the generation that grew up with this album ten years ago. Especially then such an album show is something very special and emotional. Mayday Parade have managed to present their old songs with contagious enthusiasm and we really hope that the band – with new material – will soon find their way back to Germany!

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