Falling in Reverse – The Drug in Me is You Gold Tour 2020

I saw Falling in Reverse for the second time. You can read about the first time here.

So this was their second time performing in Vancouver and the openers were the bands, The Word Alive and Escape the Fate. FIR played every track on The Drug in Me is You album to celebrate that album becoming gold. This was perfect because it’s the album that got me into the band 7~ years ago back when I was 16! It’s also my favourite album of theirs.

They also played their new song, Popular Monster, which was awesome. My friend and I lined up early and got very close to the front, where the VIP ticket holders were. The concert was wild… There was a mosh pit during ETF and lots of crowdsurfing. Ronnie is so good at singing. It was awesome to see him so close in person and hear his beautiful voice. All in all, a cool and fun day.

The drummer of FIR liked my post of the concert on Instagram, which was icing on the cake.

Rest in Space Tour – Vancouver, BC

Feb-20-2017

I have a feeling that a lot of fans who went are younger than me because they go to high school. I loved Falling in Reverse, Pierce the Veil and several other bands when I was a teenager too, but I did not have the luxury of owning band merch. When I was a huge fan of these bands, Hot Topic did not open in my area yet.

Even though I am older now, I’m glad I still had the energy to move around on the ground floor. I screamed a lot, and I was so sweaty at the end of it. LOL.

If you want to check these bands out, I just want to warn younger and more sensitive readers that there is swearing involved.

People are often surprised to find out that I like these bands (and probably will be more surprised if they knew that I was literally obsessed with them in high school). I just want to say that music taste does not mean anything about a person. Most fans do have the coloured hair and tattoo/piercing look, so I can understand their point of view. It is, however, an incorrect assumption which is unfortunate.

Crown the Empire

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Falling in Reverse

  • The Drug in Me is You
  • Alone
  • Just Like You
  • Fashionably Late
  • Bad Girls Club
  • Loser
  • I’m Not a Vampire
  • God, If You Are Above… (and more)

When Ronnie Radke sang Loser, my heart sank a little because I could hear the hurt in his voice.

Before the band performed Just Like You, he asked people who think of themselves as a-holes to raise their hand. Then, he said that those that did not raise their hands were being a-holes too – for not raising their hands. I thought that was pretty funny and clever. He asked the audience to raise up their middle fingers as they performed. Have you ever guilty about something?

Well, you probably have or else you’re lying. The concert experience made those unsettling thoughts fade by making them seem normative. That is why I think rock concerts are therapeutic for some people. It’s not for everybody, though.

Their Drug in Me is You album was one of my favourites. When Fashionably Late came out in 2013, I was not the biggest fan of their changed style of music (incorporating rap with rock). However, when they played Alone, my opinion changed. Ronnie is actually a really good rapper and I support any kind of music they want to perform.

I think that Ronnie’s personal life and his lyrics can be seen as controversial. However, if we don’t focus on the details too much and just understand the overall message of the song, that is what matters. We are probably not going to relate to every word he says. Sometimes I disagree with the lyrics – I don’t worship him like a god. I admire the band immensely as one of the bands that influenced my teenage years.

I liked that Ronnie asked the audience to sing parts of the songs with him. That is because I knew every song except for one of them (because it’s new).

This was their first show in Canada!

Pierce the Veil

  • King For a Day
  • Bulletproof Love
  • Bulls in the Bronx
  • Caraphernelia
  • Circles
  • Stay Away From My Friends
  • The Divine Zero (and more)

I stood in the area in front of Tony Perry but I have no complaints because he’s really cute. LOL.

I am happy to have experienced PTV’s first performance with a pianist: Jaime!

Final/closing thoughts:

I HAD A TON OF FUN! Age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, and personal life events did not matter, which made the whole thing even more awesome.