A Day to Remember at the Ogden Theatre, 4-9-13 (photos, review)By Paige Montgomery | April 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
Itâ€™s amazing how the simplest of details can make or break a concert. Strategic lighting, a captivating set design or in the case of A Day to RememberÂ â€” rolls of toilet paper and an Angry Bird costume.
Before A Day To Remember even hit the stage on Tuesday at the Ogden Theatre the tower of toilet paper poised on stage right peaked the crowdâ€™s interest. The confetti cannon that filled the room only punctuated the drama of the bandâ€™s first song, â€śViolence.â€ť
A Day To Remember reminded the crowd that the band throws down some of the biggest breakdowns in metal with â€ś2nd Sucksâ€ť and â€śIâ€™m Made of Wax Larry What Are you Made of?.â€ť
The bandâ€™s big sound fit well in the Ogden, and although it wasnâ€™t the best vocal performance Denver has seen from Jeremy McKinnon, the atmosphere he created more than compensated. His on stage banter with the crowd, combined with his bandmatesâ€™ antics, kept the crowd more than happy. McKinnon even admitted that their live version of â€śBetter Off This Wayâ€ť isnâ€™t always on par, which is why they distract the crowd with a crewmember launching t-shirts into the crowd (insert Angry Bird costume here).Â At one point, the band even requested that all the guys in the venue to take off their shirts (yes, that actually happened).
Then came the toilet paper during the bandâ€™s first ever Denver performance of â€śAnother Song About the Weekendâ€ť off 2010â€™s â€śAttack of the Killer B-Sides.â€ť
Now covered in toilet paper and confetti, ADTR ended their regular set with the heavier, â€śA Plot to Bomb the Panhandle,â€ť only to be summoned back to the stage for a welcomed four-song encore. The encore started with two acoustic versions of â€śItâ€™s Complicatedâ€ť and â€śIf It Means a Lot To You,â€ť both of which redeemed McKinnonâ€™s vocal struggles earlier in the set. ADTR and the sell-out crowd went out with as much energy as they started with the bandâ€™s biggest radio single â€śAll I Wantâ€ť and a night-ending â€śThe Downfall of Us All.â€ť
The toilet paper fun was enough to take everyone’s mind off ADTR’sÂ tour mates,Â Of Mice and Men, whoseÂ vocalist Austin Carlile is out of jail and back on the road. He and the bandâ€™s drum tech were arrested on April 1 for felonious assault in Bowling Green, Ohio. The case will resume on April 15.