Friday, October 24, 2008

Boys Like Girls - Cute Is What We Aim For Concert

Boys Like Girls
Boys Like Girls, along with opening bands Cute is What We Aim For, and Lights played in Rochester, New York, at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on October 12th. The stop was the second last on their Verizon sponsored Northeast college tour.

The concert was started by Lights (presumably not her real name), who had a good voice but was unknown to most of the audience. Still she played a decent length set, even bringing out a keytar for a number of songs.

Cute Is What We Aim For
The second band, Cute Is What We Aim For, was well received by the crowd, and had a number of fans who had made the trip from the band's nearby hometown of Buffalo, New York. The band played a mix from both of their albums. The largest crowd reaction came not from their well known hit "The Curse of Curves", but from their old song "There's a Class for This" and their new hit "Practice Makes Perfect".

Boys Like Girls
The headlining band of Boys Like Girls played almost every song that they have, and also performed a cover of Frou Frou's "Let Go". The crowd knew almost all of the songs, and sang along with their hits like "Hero/Heroine", "Five Minutes to Midnight", "Thunder", and "The Great Escape". The lead singer had such a tenacity for throwing his picks into the crowd, that he had to stop the concert part way through, in order to restock. However, with only one album released, the Boys Like Girls ran out of material, and were unable to perform an encore.

Overall the night was a performance of great music, good performances, and a perfect example of why rock concerts should have a minimum age limit.


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