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It’s no secret that I was a little emo kid when I was younger. So I think the last time I saw Taking Back Sunday was around 2004-2005. I do think its kinda hilarious that its 2014 and Im seeing Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Panic at the Disco and Fall Out Boy all in the same year but y'know. Life. I’m starting to feel like my dad when it comes to music! None the less I went over to Koko in Camden to go see them play a UK date. Honestly... It was awesome. It had the potential to be unbelievably cringe - Playing angsty emo in your 30’s isn't really going to be the same as when you first wrote it. None the less it could have been better than the previous times I’d seen them. Mainly because Adam wasn't a drunken mess!

They played all their classics, mixed with some of their more recent stuff and their new song. They even played my personal favourite TBS song - Set Phasers to Stun. I kept asking myself “Do they even HAVE anymore songs left to play?”, Every one was such a tune. I felt a bit giddy when they started the opening to You’re So Last Summer, and Timberwolves at New Jersey had lost none of it’s charm. For me, there was so many emotions and feelings attached to these songs and lyrics, so it was kinda nostalgic and bittersweet at the same time. It’s weird because overall it didn’t feel odd, I’ve seen bands that I saw back in the day now, and I’ve always felt there was something missing. Like things weren’t quite right. But it just felt natural y’know. It didn’t seem fake or forced, or they didn’t want to be there (I’m looking at you At The Drive in). Also - I’ve never been an Adam Lazzara girl, I felt strangely attracted to him last. Maybe it was all those mic swings that made me giddy. That man can certainly move about that stage!

I don’t think I’ve been so pumped after seeing a gig for so long, I was buzzing. I was hoping to get photos of the gig itself, but being an idiot (and so out of the gig loop) I didn’t actually remember that I’d need a photo pass as I was taking my SLR! So I actually have no photos of the band but I did take some videos which you can see on my Instagram! I’ve popped a playlist of my favourite Taking Back Sunday songs in the bottom of this post for anyone who’s not familiar with them, or just want a reminder of the Myspace days!

61 comments

  1. Love Taking Back Sunday! Haven't listened to them though since I was a teen, definitely getting their old albums back on to my ipod, memories.

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  2. gorgeous pictures ! :)

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  3. gorgeous outfit! hope you had an amazing time :)

    Rachel x
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  4. Mics are for singing not for swinging ;)

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  5. can't believe you're seeing taking back sunday, fall out boy & brand new this year, I'm unbelievably jealous!

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  6. Brings back some memories! I've definitely been reminiscing lately and the emo kid in me that was there 6 years ago is returning... but without the neon eyeshadow, heavy black liner and clip in coloured extensions.
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  7. This sounds amazing - I'm so jealous! I love your shoes too, they're perfect for gigging xo

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  8. Eugh, my 14 year old inner emo kid (and yes OK, my 23 year old current self) are unbelievably jealous! I haven't seen them play since around 2006 (I think), but I still play their albums when nobody's home!

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  9. Love the outfit, especially the shoes ! They look gorgeous !
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  10. I really want those shoes!

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  12. I'm going to the Brand New gig in London, I assume that's the one you're going to. I hope to see you there!

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  13. nothing beats seeing someone live who you loved when you were younger. i am freaking out about being able to see mcbusted this summer!
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  14. Very cute outfit. Love the Vans!

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  15. I saw Taking Back Sunday when they played Coventry last Sunday. It was well worth the near 4 hour drive and yeah, I too thought it might be a bit odd to see them since I've listened to them since I was like 14/15 but they were amazing. Those mic swings were pretty damn impressive too!

    Love the outfit you wore, anything with stripes and leather jackets is completely me!

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  17. Loves it x
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  18. officially need these vans! been looking for a pair i really love for ages and I think I just had palpitations!
    amazing post
    xxxxxx

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  19. i love the simplicity!x

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  20. I love your jacket, hat & great photos xx

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  21. I was at the gig too! Definitely felt very nostalgic - and I was glad to see lots of other people in their late twenties clearly reliving their youth too! xx

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  22. Love the outfit! So lucky you went to Taking Back Sunday concert x

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  23. Oh TBS. I would have loved the opportunity to see them but it just brings back too much angst from the Fuelled by Ramen days. Unrequited love and Myspace. I had 'There's No I in Team' plastered all over my myspace! I do love their songs but they remind me too much of my ex at the moment! I love your outfit, very grown up and sophisticated emo if you know what I mean?
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  24. gorgeous outfit as usual! Those shoes are so amazing, i want some!

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  25. Love the outfit!

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  26. Gorgeous girlie, love the lipstick and hat combination :)
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  27. Absolutly love Taking Back Sunday. Haven't listened to their stuff in ages. Will be digging that out of iTunes and making a playlist :)

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  28. Oh TBS good memories, oh Lilly we are getting old and i am older than you :( ! hahaha. x

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  29. Love what you wore! x

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  30. I love those Vans :) xx

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  31. So Jealous! Take me with you to see Panic! and Fall Out Boy!

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  32. awesome post!
    xx
    daniella
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  33. I saw taking back sunday when i was 16 (6 years ago) they were so good! love the stripped shirt

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  34. awesome song list!!! thanks for sharing
    xx

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  35. These shoes are so cool! thinking to buy a pair like these myself as well :)


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  36. Cool outfit! X


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  37. your fashion is always so amazing, such a style icon

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  38. Love that leather jacket!
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  39. I think we have the exact same music taste and I definitely feel strange going to see bands that I have attached so many of my 'younger self' emotions to. It's always worrying that it won't live up to what you remember it as or that you wont feel the same as you did all those years ago, but from my experiences, a true love lasts a life time and as much as you think you have grown and changed from those emo days, there will always be a tiny bit left lingering that, if you are anything like me, is released on the world for the 2 hours that the set lasts.

    Glad you enjoyed it, and pretty jealous that I wasn't there too. I probably would have been spinning my bag around my neck like Adam. xx

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  40. Love your outfit especially your hat. Hope you had an amazing time!

    Love Emma xx

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  41. Really like that outfit!! great jacket! xx, Jo.

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  42. i saw fall out boy twice last year and know the feeling! you just have to go for old times sake and then it feels like nothing's changed, so good. i love that you put a little playlist at the bottom of the post - it'd be cool to know what you're listening to more often, i'm always so stuck for music these days and tend to retreat back into old bands... like fall out boy. you look babe'n in this outfit by the way x

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  43. Love your outfit! <3

    xo

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  45. Ahhh I am GUTTED that I missed this.
    I met my boyfriend at a TBS gig in Bristol in 2006, so they will always hold a special place in my mind <3

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