Scenes From Last Night's Sold-Out Front Bottoms Show at Dada.
It might have been cold outside last night, but, upon stepping foot into Club Dada, things quickly heated up. Thanks to a bill featuring pop-punk outfits The Front Bottoms and You Blew It!, the place was packed. By 8:30 p.m., the show was sold out. And, by 8:31, you just knew it was going to be a good time.
That's because, not long after that, You Blew It! was taking the stage. Theirs was an engaging performance — thanks in large part to a dedicated fan base that not only knew the lyrics to each song but that excitedly and rowdily sang along to each one.
All night long, though, the tangible anticipation felt around the room was clearly meant for The Front Bottoms. And as these headliners finished setting up their stage — complete with Christmas lights and an inflatable snow man — that excitement only built.
Finally, it reached its crest as, just before the band launched its set, lead singer, Brian Sella made an announcement to his crowd: He'd been sober for seven days, but his sobriety was ending on this night.
Predictably, the crowd cheered. Then it proceeded to go just completely nuts. This sold out crowd was just so into the show and into the band. At the start of the first song, the non-stop crowd-surfing that would fill the remainder of the set would start.
The Front Bottoms, for their part, seemed impressed by the dedicated. They'd never anticipated 100 people showing up to their performances, they revealed. A sold-out show in a room the size of Dada, they said, simply blew them away.
And so the band played their appreciation, finishing the night off strong and energetically.
Sure, it was cold and wintry outside. But inside Dada last night, things were all kinds of heartwarming.