The show started at 3pm, with Fully Loaded, one of the Seed bands. (Seeds is a big local band competition the station had to promote local talent, the top ten got gigs, and the top 5 got to play FoxFest, and their tracks were featured on a radio show) Next came Superbeing, then Veer, then it was the first main band: Marianas Trench. I'd been hearing their songs on the radio, and they put on a good show.
Somewhere in there was On Holiday and Yuca. It was either Superbeing or On Holiday that did THE song I rocked out to. Sadly, I can't remember what song it was, but it was one that I rock out to in the car when I hear it. Yuca was AMAZING live, even though I can'tstand their signature track "Beautiful" on the radio I thought they were horribly mellow onthe radio. But live, wow. There really is a difference between radio and live music. Rockier music needs a bit more care live, because if it's too loud, the music turns into a painfull earbleed inducing slaughter in which all semblance of melody is lost. Also, if one has good vocalists, they should turn their guitars down. And shouting is bad. Thornley, though a killer band with great tunes, had a shitty show that made me nauseous. I couldn't hear their music under or over the noise, and the lead singer was SHOUTING when on his tracks he sings, and it was too amplified.
Theory of a Deadman! Was the best, and though I wantted to slink away after Thornley, I'm glad I stayed because they ROCKED!!!!!!!
Billy Talent: Too Loud SCreaming. I think his music sounds ok on the radio, but this was just a barrage that we fled from. The main headliner that everyone was there to see really sucked.