The Used are currently on the road for their 15 Year Anniversary Tour with the up and coming band New Language. My taste in music has changed a lot since my emo phase, but I am so happy that the universe decided I was going to get to shoot The Used the night they were playing the album that got me through my teenage years.
The sold out show was full of diehard fans, who felt more like family than strangers, and definitely did not disappoint. Opening the show was New Language a fairly new band from Los Angeles. After their set I talked to the guys and found out that they were actually the only band all the guys in The Used could agree on to open for them and I can see why, I’m totally a fan now and can’t wait to see how far they will get.
When The Used finally came on stage everyone went crazy and I’m pretty sure the whole city of Austin Texas could feel the energy coming from the venue. The night was a little emotional too. Bert brought up losing his dog and his girlfriend to addiction while writing this album, he said In Love and Death saved his life just as much as it saved ours and reminded us all that tomorrow is never promised.
It was a night I will never forget surrounded by people who love this album as much as I do. Somehow between screaming the lyrics and avoiding crowd surfers I managed to get some pretty nice pictures, enjoy!