You Me At Six @ The Tivoli
Posted on August 30, 2011 by jellybean
Ponchos lined the streets surrounding The Tivoli creating a scene more alike to a refuse tip than a Saturday night gig in ‘sunny’ Queensland. Kids had waited all day in the rain to be first through the doors in order to get a prime position for tonight’s show. There was definitely no fighting them. Try and push your way anywhere near the stage and you would find the strongest fourteen year old in your way, holding their ground like an iron statue.
With the venue almost full and still 500m worth of kids to come in, The Mission In Motion took to the stage with an explosion of energy. The Sydney based five piece showed why they are one of Australia’s hotly tipped bands as they pummelled the audience with their punchy pop rock.
The stage was then sugar coated, ready for We The Kings to bring their mixture of love preaching, big anthems, sexual intercourse lessons and acoustic guitar sessions. Yep, all of those things were rolled into a thirty minute set. Vocalist Travis Clark certainly has had some practice playing all ages shows, his mannerisms are perfectly suited for the under aged. I don’t think he could have called us beautiful one more time. The lights are dimmed and the lighters are brought out for a last embrace of emotion before the set finishes with crowd favourite Check Yes Juliet.
I was literally swimming in kids before You Me At Six took to the stage. I swear all ages shows should be called under 18’s as no other age group seems to attend.
The Surrey band who made their name touring with Paramore, begin playing before Josh Franceschi bounds on stage to greet screaming, and fainting, girls. Josh is definitely the star of the show. While the band is tight, they seem ok with the idea that Josh is the charismatic front man that everyone is after. That is except the drummer, who thinks he’ll earn extra brownie points if he takes his shirt off.. wrong. It’s quite refreshing that Josh never stops smiling throughout the set. He wears how much he loves what he’s doing on his face and seems stoked that he can conduct the crowd to sing his songs in whole. The set is worth watching for his showmanship even if the music is a little bland.
As a side note; if I learnt anything from the night it was that foot tattoos are in fashion. The vocalist’s of both support bands made it clear they wore ink on their feet rather than shoes.