I’ve been an Eve 6 fan since 1998, when I was in the 7th grade, all my music came from CDs, and ‘Inside Out’ blew my small nimble mind. Their tunes have appeared on my playlists ever since, and many of their witty lyrics from Horrorscope (their second album released in 2000) fueled my status and away messages on AIM during my high school days. If you saw my favorite line from ‘Amphetamines’ (“This is the last song I’ll send your way, I smelled you on my shirt today.”), you knew I was having women troubles.
It was fantastic to see them back together, on stage, playing all of those tunes that, in ways, raised me. Listening to ‘Leech’ and ‘Tongue Tied’ brought back memories of my Mom driving me to baseball games in elementary school while I blasted the band’s debut album in the car. I don’t necessarily think she liked it as much as I did, but she pretended to, and I appreciated it. In my early high school years, I remember rushing home to watch MTV’s Total Request Live when ‘Here’s to the Night’ was on a crazy run. I wished every day that I had muscles as big as Max’s.
Fast forward 14 years. I’m driving to the Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown with my wife to see Eve 6, listening to that same band in the car, and telling her about my favorite songs and all the memories I had listening to them. Music really is a special thing.
Below is the official setlist:
1. Situation Infatuation (Speak in Code)
2. Promise (Horrorscope)
3. Amphetamines (Horrorscope)
4. B.F.G.F (Speak in Code)
5. Think Twice (It’s All In Your Head)
6. Leech (Eve 6)
7. Nightmare (Horrorscope)
8. Lost & Found (Speak in Code)
9. Here’s To The Night (Horrorscope)
10. At Least I’m Dreaming (Acoustic; It’s All In Your Head)
11. Pick Up The Pieces (Speak in Code)
12. Victoria (Speak in Code)
12. Tongue Tied (Eve 6)
13. On The Roof Again (Horrorscope)
14. Inside Out (Eve 6)
15. Open Road Song (Eve 6)
16. Rescue (Horrorscope)
The show was spectacular, and I have no complaints. But when I realized ‘Anytime’ wasn’t making an appearance, I died a little bit on the inside.