Sound: Ok, Ben is an amazing vocalist. He belts out tones with his high energy like no one else does. He can sing the way he does for hours and sounds the same. They had a guitarist (Ian D'sa) Who played a stratocaster and a bassist and drummer. The sound was excellent and and the exact same with the quality. The overall empression couldnt have been better. Rock on! // 10
Perfomance: I enjoyed them so much they are my favorite bands and now that I have seen them live I could not be any bigger of a fan. The audience loved them, the bands before them got the crowd going and as soon as the light went off and the guitar started up the crowd went insane. The whole night Billy Talent kept the mosh pit going and the people banging there heads and jumping up and down (I was one of them).
01. How It Goes - this was the perfect song to play for an opening, Ian D'sa was amazing on guitar, he started the open riff and kept it going for ahwile and then vocalist Ben came onto stage and screamed and then everybody went insane as they continued with the song.
02. River Below - this was the perfect song to play near the beginning because it was high energy and it got the crowd even more pumped.
They played the rest of there songs on there cd and followed up with an encore and played there biggest hit try honesty. I thought a funny part of the show was when Ben dedicated the song 'Lies' to singer Ashlee Simpson and told everyone to give George Bush the middle finger salute on the Countdown From 3. Also, since it was new years eve they had all the bands that opened come on stage and count down from 1 minute and when the clock struck 12 the crowd went crazy and there was champain and alcohol everywhere. There were no visualy effects or pyro, but there where good light settings and that was enough for them and the audience to stay pumped. // 10
Overall Impression: Canada, Halifax, Forum, December 31, 2004. The openers were 52 Minutes and Closet Monster. I loved every single thing about that show. The only thing I could change was that one of the opener bands played for to long and should of kept there set shorter and played less songs. But either than that it was amazing. Tickets cost 32$ with tax in and it was worth every single penny! I would say one of the most memorable moments was when Ben (vocalist) was telling the crowd something and I was the only one with my hand in the air and I screamed "Yeah!" and he looked at me for over 5 secondes as he finished what he was saying.
I would say one of the most unforgettable moments for the crowd was when they finished the show up by throwing the guitar into the drum set after Ian D'sa finished a solo when Ben (vocalist) made his apperance on stage with a violent scream to start up the show and a banner dropped sporting "Billy Talent logo". If they ever come back to Halifax I will definatley go to there next show with out a doubt. // 10