LIVE: A Day To Remember @ Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, 11/9/2019
A Day to Remember brought their “Degenerates” tour to Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls on Saturday night. Bringing along Can’t Swim, Beartooth and I Prevail as support acts.
ADTR began their set behind a large white curtain. Silhouetted from behind, the band looked larger than life to the 3,000 plus on hand. Once the curtain dropped and the band kicked into “The Downfall of Us All” the place erupted. Singer Jeremy McKinnon stalked the stage and belted out the lyrics while the audience echoed his every word. The elaborate stage production included a two level drum riser with ramps and a gigantic video display. McKinnon covered every inch of the stage. The setlist leaned heavily on the band’s earlier releases. The majority of the songs came from 2009’s “Homesick” and 2010’s “What Separates Me From You” records.
From a distance the general admission floor looked like a churning sea of people. Some folks would float up and then come back down into the security pit, safely whisked away to re-enter the fray. McKinnon at one point invited them to crowd surf on top of crowd surfers. Several brave souls took him up on it. Standing on top of friends, being held up by others, these people came to dance and ADTR gave them their money’s worth. A surprise cover of Lit’s 1998 hit “My Own Worst Enemy” had nearly everyone on the floor jumping. New songs “Degenerates” and “Rescue Me” went over well. They closed the set with “I’m Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?”
A three song encore began with the stripped down acoustic rendition of “If It Means a Lot To You,” with McKinnon and guitarist Kevin Skaff starting the song alone on stage before the rest of the band joined them to close out the night with “All Signs Point to Lauderdale” and “The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle.”