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    Five Seconds of Summer by Justine Willard

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    5 Seconds of Summer and The Aces Event Center at San Jose University, San Jose CA Wednesday October 4, 2018 Photos and Review by Justine Willard

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    If there is one thing 5 Seconds of Summer knows how to do, it’s to put on a show. Last night they brought the Meet You There Tour to the Event Center at San Jose University. Fans lined up hours before the doors opened to ensure they could get as close as possible to the four-member band from Australia with Luke Hemmings, on lead vocals and guitar, Calum Hood, on bass and vocals, Michael Clifford, on guitar and vocals, and Ashton Irwin on drums.

    Full gallery of photos from this show here.

    Opening for 5SOS were The Aces, an all-girl band from Utah featuring Cristal Ramirez, on lead vocals and guitar, Katie Henderson, lead guitarist, McKenna Petty on bass and Alisa Ramirez on drums. The Aces had a 30-minute set in which they played songs from their debut album When My Heart Felt Volcanic. They began their energetic performance with the song “Volcanic Love” and ended it with crowd favorite “Stuck.”

    From the video channel of Roman Gokhman

    After the Aces finished, the crowd was ready for 5SOS to take the stage. They kicked off their set with “Babylon,” and the building erupted. The band played songs from all three of their albums, but the obvious fan favorites were the new songs from their third studio album titled Youngblood. The stage production was beautifully done with the lights changing colors to fit with the moods of each song. All the members of 5SOS have amazing voices, and I was impressed that they sound exactly the same live as they do in recordings.

    There was so much energy on the stage and in the crowd. You could easily tell that everyone was having a good time no matter how cramped and crowded it was.After the end of their set, 5SOS returned to the stage for an encore and played their newest single, “Youngblood,” to end the night. Overall, it was a great show, and I would definitely recommend seeing Five Seconds of Summer when they come to your town.

    SETLIST:

    Babylon Talk
    Fast Moving
    Along
    She’s Kinda Hot
    Girls Talk Boys
    Waste the Night
    More
    Better Man
    If Walls Could Talk
    Ghost of You
    Amnesia
    The Only Reason
    Lie to Me
    Why Won’t You Love Me
    Valentine
    Meet You There
    Jet Black Heart
    Want You Back
    Encore:
    She Looks So Perfect
    Youngblood

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