A couple of weeks ago, I got to see one of my favorite bands for the fourth time – We Came as Romans (abbreviated as WCAR)! Part of their Bands Vs. Food tour, they performed with all previous front-liners, such as Miss May I, Memphis May Fire, and For Today. Miss May I was headlining the show, but I went to see WCAR and For Today. The show was packed, New Mexicans love their Metalcore!
For Today was the opening band. They are a Christian Metalcore band that send a positive message on bringing a change to how we should treat others. I have seen them two times before. The first time was because I stumbled upon them at the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. I fell in love with their music instantly and have been a fan since. One thing I didn’t like this time, was that they were not on long. Of course they are the opening band, but I was hoping to hear a couple more songs rather than a 20-minute set.Memphis May Fire came on next. This was my first time hearing them, and I was pretty impressed by their stage performance and sound. Then came my favorite, WE CAME AS ROMANS! Boy, it was amazing. Every time I have seen them, they put on a spectacular show, and they did not disappoint at the Sunshine Theater. Their setlist was perfect; it was a variety of new and old songs, as the lead singer stated, “So we can please everyone tonight!” I was one happy human. Miss May I came on last and even though they were good, I put all my energy towards WCAR and I was pretty tired to lose my mind over their set.
So why do I love WCAR? In addition to their unique sound and positive message, We Came As Romans has become well-known for their relentless commitment to their fans. They are super nice to their fans, and push for people to not let their past hinder success. It’s not often to find new artists who make positive lyrics towards bettering yourself, and I appreciate that they do that.
It was a great show. The Sunshine theater does a great job hosting concerts and making sure people were safe. Even though there was moshing, no one was in danger. The security guards also did great work for catching the crowd surfers (I went once, and I was gracefully picked up by a guard from the crowd and to safety. Thanks!)
Some of my friends think it’s weird of me to see a band multiple times… I don’t get that. Every show, every location… It’s a different experience, and none are exactly the same. New Mexico crowds must have a unique reaction, and at this one, it was positive.