2013 was a year of crossing off a bunch of bucket list bands and songs to see live. It wasn’t the most stand out year… probably because I didn’t really attend as many major concerts this year. I missed out on a bunch of concerts in Vancouver including two I seriously wish I hadn’t missed. I wasn’t there to see Pearl Jam perform ‘Jeremy’ live in Vancouver. And I missed out on seeing Nine Inch Nails in Vancouver as well. But there were still a ton of memorable major moments I was able to capture on video So let’s get to my Top 20 Magmazing Major Concert Moments of 2013.
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If you don’t want to go through the countdown one by one, below are links to all 20 posts on each video I’ve chosen. Just click the images.
2. – City and Colour at Rock The Shores 2013- Thirst (July 13, 2013)
An unforgettable moment from Rock the Shores in Victoria in July. During City and Colour’s performance of ‘Thirst’, Dallas Green noticed that the daughter of the photography coordinator of the festival was in the photo pit dancing along to the song and decided to bring her on stage. When Ella got on stage she sat mesmerized by the 10,000 people looking on despite Dallas trying to coax her to dance. The best part was Dallas didn’t miss a beat or note through the whole process. Finally during an extended instrumental portion of the song towards the end Ella was finally convinced to dance.
4. – Reignwolf at Rock The Shores 2013- In The Dark (July 14, 2013)
Reignwolf stole the show at Rock The Shores 2013. He was the very first to perform on the second day of the music festival and he is the only opening act at a music festival that I have EVER seen receive so much audience reaction that he performed an encore.
7. – Weezer at Rock The Shores 2013- The Greatest Man That Ever Lived & Undone (The Sweater Song) (July 14, 2013)
It’s Weezer… In Victoria… What more needs to be said? They put on a great concert and even released an official bootleg to buy which enhanced the videos I shot.
15. – Jimmy Eat World at Rock The Shores 2013- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together [Taylor Swift cover] (July 13, 2013)
This is a moment I’ve watched Jimmy Eat World do on YouTube before, but was pleasantly surprised they did at Rock The Shores in Victoria, BC in July. The band covered Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’. It was a fun moment that unfortunately not a whole lot of people got to witness due to the long lineup waiting to get into the venue combined with the band’s oddly early time slot. I was glad to be able to capture it on video.
54-40 performed live in concert at Rock the Shores 2013 on the fields of Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre Saturday July 13, 2013.