A Bullet For Pretty Boy – (4/21/11)
A Bullet for Pretty Boy April 21st, 2011 at Rocketown in Pompano Beach
It can be hard being in a touring band, and it can be even harder touring in a state that has never been played in. Texas natives A Bullet for Pretty Boy did exactly that on the past three days of the Atticus Young and Restless Tour. At the Pompano Beach date of the Florida leg of their tour the band encountered a few difficulties while playing, but still put on an impressive performance.
The band began their set with the famous score from the Harry Potter films gradually building up intensity until lead singer Danon Saylor belted out a long and deep scream to get things started. The band quickly began playing a song off their debut album “Revision:Revise” called “The Tide” the song began with a breakdown paired with accompanying electronica as clean vocalist/guitarist Derrick Sechrist sang “We’ve been here for far too long, we turn our backs, when we know that you are always there” when it came time for Saylor to take over it became apparent that there were difficulties with the sound on his microphone. Regardless of this he still executed his parts on the song well and with out hesitation. After the band’s first song they all looked out onto their irresponsive crowd of less than 100 people (including merch guys) and knew they were in for rough set infront of an even tougher crowd.
Regardless of the band’s tough crowd and reoccurring technical difficulties the band did not appear to let it all get to them on stage and continued to play as if nothing in the world was wrong. During the band’s second or third song a single fan began to passionately sing and scream the words along with Saylor. He immediately took notice and high fived the fan with a smile on his face. Through out the course of their set the fan continued to sing an scream along and Saylor again took notice and quickly mouthed the words “Love you” while making a heart before he returned back to his screaming duties on the title track of their debut album ”Revision:Revise”. The band ended their set with an older song off of their debut EP Beauty In The Eyes Of The Beholder “Dial M for Murder” and thanked the still irresponsive audience for coming out regardless of their lack of fevor.
Overall, A Bullet For Pretty Boy was one of the better openers of the night regardless of their technical difficulties and crowd’s lack of fervor they actually held my attention for their entire set rather than bits and pieces that the other openers did. This was most likely because the other openers made it apparently obvious they felt like they were playing for no one. A Bullet For Pretty Boy did not let their modest and apathetic crowd stop them from trying to put on the best show they possibly could. I actually look forward to hearing news of what A Bullet For Pretty Boy does next whether it be another tour or recording a follow up, I consider A Bullet For Pretty Boy a band worth following.
A Bullet For Pretty Boy:
Recommended for fans of: We Came as Romans and Woe, is Me
Would I pay to see them again?: Yes, but on a bigger stage and with a better crowd.