Show review : The Wonder Years / Handguns (Paris – 20.11.13)

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 00.42.18A month ago, the rising band, The Wonder Years was stopping by La Maroquinerie with young guys form Pennsylvania, called Handguns. Unfortunately, just about thirty people were there tonight. Anyway, it didn’t repel anyone.

Support band, Handguns came in and delivered an energetic pop punk. The crowd has warmly welcomed the band and jumped as well with the americans. 2 songs later, someone excused herself of the lack of people. But Handguns doesn’t mind and continue to play a full dynamic set to a french little crowd that won’t be disappointed. Not well known for now, Handguns conquered the public tonight, playing most of the songs of their last album that came in this summer, called “Angst”.

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 00.41.59Finally, The Wonder Years follows, and, as Handguns they don’t pay much attention to the size of the crowd and play with the same energy as seen at bigger events such as the Vans Warped Tour a few days earlier, in front of thousands of people. To each song they played, everyone felt like it was THE song. They didn’t let anybody in rest and presented this night a nice panel of their albums, and mostly their latest, ‘The Greatest Generation’. And this night, we couldn’t stop Dan Campbell, aka ‘Soupy’ as he was jumping and singing from the top of his lungs. Much energy then, but also a lot of emotions, because The Wonder Years is not only all about music but also connections and feelings. And that’s what we felt, as Soupy did his speech about not giving up. During The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves we also had the pleasure to see Soupy entering the crowd and running around and singing everywhere to finally end up on stage, falling to his knees. Not that many people, that’s right, but a great show, for sure, with great people and everything that we could ask for, for the love of the music.

Words : Emma F. 

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I have a tendency to seek for new sounds and humbly contribute to its living. I'm a dreamer, I live for today and take the time to appreciate every single thing that life has to offer.

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