While You Me At Six are used to playing much larger shows in the UK, they humbly played a near sold out at The Metro Theatre in Sydney last night. During support act Luca Brasi anticipation grew amongst the crowd.
Finally came 9PM and the band were about the grace the stage at any minute. Like most bands, their entrance was somewhat dramatic as there was complete darkness in the venue with only silhouettes of each member lighting up the Metro Theatre. Each member came out one by one to loud cheers from the crowds in the mosh, gradually getting louder until frontman Josh Franceschi walked on stage to a large applause from the sea of people.
The set began with ‘Room To Breathe’ from the latest album ‘Cavalier Youth’ before Franceshi announces that the set list of the night will contain a lot of their older catalogue which was meet by a roar from punters. Their old hits like ‘Underdog’ was a total crowd pleaser of the night.
Deservingly the crowd needs a break from the high-energy mosh pit, so the band decided to slow it down with some of their slower more emotional hits ‘Crash‘ and ‘Firework‘. The set, however, came to a crashing halt when Franchesci stopped playing their hit ‘Bite My Tongue’ to attend to a young lady who has passed out in the middle of the crowd. To which the crowd responded my parting to clear way for security. Once it was clear for the band to start playing again, Franchesci gave a lecture type talk about the importance of safety, particularly in rowdy crowds as theirs. Like the true professionals that they are, they continued with their set, after all the show must go on.
The crowd, not in the slightest bit deflated, continued to feed off the vibes the band gave them and took it upon themselves to create a circle pit during the second half of the song, with lead singer praising each individual who was carried out for crowd surfing by high fiving each person as security pulled them out one by one.
Notably, one of the highlights of the night was frontman Josh Franceschi’s demeanor – he brings a very charismatic stage presence, which got the whole theatre up on their feet by the end of the night for the closing song ‘Lived A Live’. Overall, a full of energy set and good vibes coming off the band members on stage.
Enjoy some snaps below:
You Me At Six – Setlist
Room To Breathe
Stay With Me
No One Does It Better
Forgive and Forget
Bite My Tongue
Lived A Live