The show kicked off with William Control and his fun, funky dance vibe. He energized the fans with his great music and charismatic stage presence. Having not seen William Control live before this show, I was completely impressed by his show and will definitely be catching him again.
Second up for the night was Miss May I who’ve been out touring in support of their June 2017 release Shadows Inside. The new album is their most intimate album to date that has allowed them to strengthen their sound while opening themselves up to the vulnerability of letting fans see inside them, the not so perfect and sometimes broken spaces. Miss May I hit the stage ready to stir the fans up, in which the fans reacted immediately to their musical cries. Miss May I put on a great set and their new music was received well by the fans.
The Amity Affliction from Brisbane, Australia was up third for the night and came out ready to carry on with what William Control and Miss May I had already stirred up. The crowd went totally nuts during their set. Fans were coming up and over the security barrier by the third song and the audience intensity was over the top. Fans were singing along with the band and pressing hard from the back of the crowd to get closer to the stage. The Amity Affliction sounded killer throughout their set and gave one hell of a show to the Seattle crowd.
Last up for the night was Motionless In White. Before the band even took to the stage the fans were ready for more music. The stage with dressed with a darkness. Towering winged angels stood atop the stage while skeletons were set to the front edges of the stage and a single bouquet of black and red roses hung upside down from the mic stand set to center stage. Glowing jack-o-laterns lined the back of the stage against a backdrop set to appear line a stone wall. This setting brought an interesting energy throughout the venue that something ominous and evil yet delightful was about to occur.
As Motionless In White took to the stage fans were screaming and leaning over the barrier with arms extended to try to reach the band. One by one fans started surfing up and over the barrier while the band began to play “Rats” which instantly set the entire audience off. This only continued as the band went from song to song including hits “America”, “Dead As Fuck” and “Untouchable” among their setlist. The remainder of the show was completely insane. The crowd was aggressive, fights kept breaking out during their set and one female fan even came up and over the barrier and bit one of the security guards. Not the usual fan reaction around this area at all. Motionless In White wrapped their show up with “Eternally Yours”. It’s easy to say that the Seattle fans had some much needed aggression released during the Motionless In White set. One crazy show full of great bands and great music!