ROLLING STONE PRAISE AVENGED SEVENFOLD’S SET AT ORION MUSIC + MORE FESTIVAL.
Avenged Sevenfold stand out among supporting acts.
Avenged Sevenfold took the opposite stage an hour earlier and was seemingly granted what no other band was – permission to go all-out with staging, pyrotechnics and fireworks. Opening with “Nightmare,” the title track of the band’s 2010 album, Avenged Sevenfold featured more pyro in its first two songs than Metallica used on both nights combined. It was less than 10 years ago that the band was playing to 20 people a night and dressing like the Misfits, but on Sunday they drew a crowd that was second only to Metallica’s for the entire festival. They now divide their visual aesthetic among a Tim Burton hallucination, Marlon Brando in The Wild One and what Hollywood thought computer hackers looked like in the Nineties.
Their story parallels Metallica’s in a number of ways: coming from humble beginnings in southern California, rising through the underground, cultivating a sound that radio wouldn’t have considered playing until it became impossible to avoid, an original member dying at a young age and persevering to take their respective fifth albums to Number One. If Avenged Sevenfold felt they still needed a “congratulations, you’ve made it” party, it was held on Sunday.
“You said that if just one person would listen, understand and give you encouragement, you could succeed.
Well, I’m that person. I believe in you.
Listen to your heart and you’ll never go wrong.”—Brian Haner Sr.
Neville Longbottom taught us that sometimes you must face your fears and stand up for what you believe in..he taught us how to have courage.
Luna Lovegood taught us that it’s okay to be yourself and not care what other people think about you because if they were true friends they would like the real you..she taught us how to be unique.
Ginevra Weasley taught us that it’s possible to fight off demons on your own, but sometimes you need friends to help you..
Ronald Weasley taught us that even if you have the emotional range of a teaspoon and nasty temper, you will always be needed..
Hermione Granger taught us that it’s not a bad thing to have a thirst for knowledge and research..
Draco Malfoy taught us that everyone makes mistakes, and that no one is completely stonic..he taught us that everyone has feelings.
Bellatrix Lestrange taught us that really are some horrible people in the world..she taught us to be cautious around strangers.
Severus Snape taught us to not judge a book by it’s cover..
Narcissa Malfoy taught us just how important family really is..
Lucius Malfoy taught us how easy it is to become power hungry..he taught us to make sure to always stay grounded.
Albus Dumbledore taught us that there is life beyond death..he taught us to never fear what can’t be escaped.
Molly Weasley taught us that mothers not only have a caring side, but a vicious protective side..she taught us that we can always rely on our mother.
Arthur Weasley taught us that it’s okay to be curious about the unknown..
Fred and George Weasley taught us that even in the most darkest of times, there is light, love, and hope..
Remus Lupin taught us that no matter what happens, there is a way to push through and survive..
Sirius Black taught us to never betray your friends and always remain loyal to those who are loyal to you..
Lord Voldemort taught us that prejudice is all around and there will always be people like him to take things too far because they are against something.. he taught us to be ready for people like that.
Harry Potter taught us that life might not turn out the way you excepted it to, but as long as you never lose sight of the future that you want, anything can happen.