Third Eye Blind visits Philly

Photo by Bre Cura.

Every 90s kid got their monthly dose of nostalgia this past weekend as Third Eye Blind’s Screamer Tour came through Philadelphia. During the second stop of the tour, energy was high as people piled into the Parx Casino to hear their favorite band. Clad with Third Eye Blind shirts, concert goers hit the slots before the show, and enjoyed the multiple drinking and dining options the venue had to offer. I’ve never attended a concert at a casino before, and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. The venue surpassed my expectations as the staff was friendly, thorough and professional. Touring as the opening act, the evening kicked off with a killer set from the band Smallpools. Known for classic hits like “Mother,” “Million Bucks” and “Dreaming,” the band had audiences on the edge of their seats. As they performed “Killer Whales,” the band threw a giant inflatable whale into the audience, which was hit around for the rest of the set. Completely packed by that point, the audience was abuzz with anticipation as Third Eye Blind’s crew set up the stage. Modern stage props helped carry the bands classic rock vibes into a new era of music. Their album “Screamer” was just released Oct. 18, and while they did perform songs from it, fans of their older tracks did not leave disappointed. It was amazing to see both older and younger generations singing along to past hits like “Jumper” as well as new favorites like “Got So High.” As the night came to a close, everyone in the audience begged for one more song, which was met with a roaring encore of “Semi-Charmed Life.” Third Eye Blind proved that time is irrelevant when it comes to the aging of good music — it will always be loved regardless of the decade.

Bre Cura is a fourth-year student majoring in liberal studies with minors in journalism and media and cultures. BC902453@wcupa.edu

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