After last weekend, it’s safe to say that Buffalo is a better place with Every Time I Die. Following last year’s insane holiday show, tickets for last weekend’s festival sold out months in advance, and a crowd of 3,500 flocked to Buffalo Riverworks to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Buffalo born and raised, Every Time I Die have amassed an insane international following over their 20 year career, selling out massive shows not only all over the country, but the world. The madness that ensued at the show is something you can’t even really comprehend until you see it first hand. Fans from all over the world flew into our city for the show, supported our businesses, and celebrated the city they heard so much about from ETID. From start to finish, there was not a dull moment in the crowd, it was constant chaos.
Even if you’re not a fan of Every Time I Die as a band, you have to appreciate all this band has done for this city. Last weekend they just further proved that they of our most important musical exports. Just like last year, we sent blog photographer, Brendan O’Connor (@brendanoconnor139 on Instagram) down to Riverworks to document the madness. Check out his photos from the night below, featuring shots of Vein, Angel Du$t, Turnstile, Knocked Loose, The Menzingers, The Bouncing Souls, and Snapcase.