Sound: Considering Theory was the opening band on the bill, they sounded terrific. They seemed to have few (if any) technical problems during their nine-song set. Their lead singer, Tyler Connolly had a strong and compelling voice. // 8
Perfomance: As a have already stated, Theory opened the show (which consisted of 15 bands) and played to a half-empty ampitheatre. It did seem, however, that everyone who got there early enough to catch the band's performance enjoyed it thoroughly. Here is Theory's setlist:
01. Hating Hollywood - great song to start off with. Really got the crowd pumped.
02. Quiver - another hard-rocking song. Probably my favorite song that they played.
03. Invisible Man - the first song the band ever recorded. A crowd pleaser.
04. Nothing Could Come Between Us - Theory's first single. Tyler's voice sounded really strong on the intro.
05. Last Song - Theory toom the tempo down a notch on this one, but still performed well.
06. Any Other Way - another strong vocal performance by Tyler.
07. Better Off - probably my least-favorite Theory song. The crowd seemed to like it though.
08. Make Up Your Mind - Theory's most notable song to date. A lot of the crowd seemed to know it.
09. No Suprise - the radio station that put on the concert had been playing this song alot and it was reflected in the crowd's reaction.
10, Leg To Stand On - good strong song to end with. // 8
Overall Impression: Virginia Beach Ampitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA, USA, July, 28, 2005. The show was called "Lunatic Luau" an annual concert set up by a local radio station featuring a full day of hard-rocking performances. Theory Of A Deadman opened the 15-band bill that included other artists such as Taproot, Chevelle, Mudvayne, and Rob Zombie as the headliner. The priciest ticket was $29.99 and it was definitely worth it. Although Theory was the main reason I went, all the bands put on great sets. I hated that Theory couldn't play longer, although I did not expect them to considering the were the opening act. I will definitely be seeing Theory Of A Deadman again if they come anywhere near here. // 8