Mayday Parade are no strangers to the Starland Ballroom. They are currently playing a handful of anniversary shows for their second album, Anywhere But Here , as well as the "Forever Emo Tour," performing a bunch of "Emo Nite" covers. On each date, the band picked different bands as support, and New Jersey was fortunate enough to get Grayscale (who also opened the Boston show).
Grayscale took over the stage with a setlist of songs from their most recent release, Nella Vita, as well as songs from Adornment with crowd surfers and moshing the entire time. They opened with "In Violet" and included "Mum" on the setlist, where Collin asks for the biggest circle pit he's ever seen. The band had such a good set that when it was over, they threw their instruments because they were so hyped. This was their first time at the Starland Ballroom, and Derek said during their set that he can see Grayscale becoming big enough to headline there soon.
Once Mayday Parade took the stage, the energy was even higher. There were so many crowd surfers for the entire set. They played Anywhere But Here in it's entirety including bonus tracks and popular hits such as "Jamie All Over", "Jersey", "Piece of Your Heart", and "Oh Well, Oh Well". Derek said that since they had sold out the Starland Ballroom so many times and that this specific show (November 9) was exactly a year later from their sold out show on the "Sunnyland Tour," it was a "very special show for them" so they played their My Chemical Romance cover, "I'm Not Okay," and the crowd lost their minds.
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