Reviews and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Yeah, the kids are alright…
Throughout the summer of 2012, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center cranked up the volume for dozens of ear-splitting rock ‘n’ roll shows, but unless you were there on Labor Day, you have absolutely no idea just how loud 5,500 kids can sound when they’re screaming for their favorite band to come on stage. Judging by the sheer volume and pin-the-needle decibel level of the crowd, it beat all the rest of this summer’s SPAC shows hands down.
It wasn’t Slayer, the Dave Matthews Band, Santana, Phish, the Allman Brothers, Nickelback, Godsmack or even Def Leppard. No, it was the Fresh Beat Band!