Comeback Kid – Set Review & Photos
Set Review- 3/20 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
For a small venue like Chain Reaction, one would think that there wouldn’t be much room to really move around, especially if it were a sold out show, as was the show that was about to go down this past Thursday night, but to my amazement, Comeback Kid fans have a way of making things happen. From the second the house lights went out I knew this show was going to be one to remember, as the band took the stage and the music started playing, a wave of enthusiasm and excitement swept over the crowd as frontman Andrew Neufeld screamed out the lyrics to their opening song. Before I knew it, a huge mosh pit had opened up and you could see fans flinging their arms and stomping on the floor, clearly they really dug the music. Throughout the entire set fans were crowd surfing their way to the front of the stage only to turn around and stage dive right back in the crowd.
Waves of passion and energy seemed to radiate off the band and instantly charge up the crowd as the band played song after song never having a dull moment. Playing a good mixture of old and new songs such as “Step Ahead” from their 2003 release Turn It Around to “Wasted Arrows” from their recent 2014 release Die Knowing. The highlight of the night though came as the set was coming to an end, closing out the show was “Wake the Dead” from their 2005 release Wake the Dead, the crowd erupted in screams and fist pumps, everyone took part in reciting the lyrics to this classic song that by the end Neufeld had lost his mic in the crowd but still continued to scream the rest of the song along with the crowd.
Comeback Kid has been around for a long time (since 2000), but they without a doubt still have an incredibly dedicated and loyal fan base. Next time they come through your city be sure to check them out, you won’t be disappointed. The band will be touring throughout the UK and Europe this spring, so those of you who live on that side of the pond be sure to check out their tour dates to see if they’re coming near you. Also, don’t forget to “like” their Facebook page to keep up with the band.