I got to the venue at about 3 pm that day and I was the first person in line, or so I thought! After being there for about 30 minutes, a couple of girls got in line behind me and asked if I was there for the VIP meet and greet. Of course I wasn’t and I didn’t realize there was a VIP meet and greet for this show. Unfortunately, about 15 people ended up showing up for the meet and greet group and they were all let in before me. The good news, however, was that I made friends in line and they saved me a spot right up front! Also, one of the two girls gave me her signed Pop Evil poster from the meet and greet because she had another one from a previous show. I also managed to snag a set list from the show! The great thing about getting to a show early at The Summit is you can watch and listen to soundcheck.
There were two opening bands which included Them Evils, which I had seen once before. Those guys from California are super high energy! In fact, at one point during the show the bassist came out into the crowd and continued to play while standing in the mosh pit! Then for the co-headliner they had a comedian, Don Jameson, come out. Though he was funny, the atmosphere completely changed. After watching Them Evils the crowd was super pumped, then when Don came out the whole place got quite. Like I said, he was funny but the crowd’s reaction probably would have been better if he were the first opener, as I’m not sure he was the best option to pump up the crowd before Pop Evil came out.
However, when Pop Evil came out it didn’t take long for the crowd to get back into it full swing! The band sounded great, the singer, Leigh Kakaty, was super engaged and continued to tell the fans throughout the show how much he appreciated all their support. The set list they played was great and included one of my favorites Ways To Get High! Since I went alone to the concert I had to try taking a 420 selfie, which of course I did during that song! You can view that clip on my Facebook page. You can also view full songs from that show on my YouTube channel.