Taking Back Sunday brought a power-packed show to The Fillmore Charlotte this past Sunday alongside opening acts Anberlin, The Maine, and Transit. The lighting at the venue – which is typically pretty solid – made this a challenging assignment, not to mention the fact that the bands only allowed for the first two songs to be photographed instead of the traditional three.
When I arrived at the venue, I was surprised to see fans still purchasing tickets at the box office – I would have expected the combination of TBS, Anberlin and The Maine to easily sell out The Fillmore. Maybe people didn’t feel like attending a show on Sunday night, or perhaps the cold weather convinced them to stay warm at home. It sure felt like a sold out show based on the crowd that was jam packed inside, so my best guess is that the stragglers who scored a last minute ticket just got lucky.
This was the first show back for TBS frontman Adam Lazzara, who took a temporary leave from the tour for the early birth of his second son. Given that Lazzara (and guitarist John Nolan) call the Queen City home, it was only fitting for him to make his return at The Fillmore Charlotte. He brought his friends and family out to celebrate, including his four year old son Keaton, who joined the band on stage for the first song of the encore, “Call Me in the Morning.”