Seaway, Four Year Strong, And More Makes Waves In South Florida
When it comes to music and the bands that reside in the different scenes, I’m the type of person who likes to give small-time groups a chance. After all, how would you ever know what you’re missing out on if you don’t? Years, months, or even days from now could be their big break. So when I got word that a band called Seaway was going to be in town, and that I could have the chance to see them for myself, I went for it. To say the least, I am so glad that I took the opportunity.
Along with Like Pacific, Grayscale, Life Lessons, and headliners Four Year Strong, the boys of Seaway went on a thirty-seven date tour around the United States. Of the four total Florida dates, the one I attended was in Margate at O’Malley’s Sports Bar. The venue is small, but the love was great. I could see the passion for these bands in the eyes of the crowd, and feel the positive energy in their smiles. It was awesome to see such a reaction from people I don’t even know, for some bands that I didn’t know, either. Just from this, I now have a better appreciation for the work that all musicians put into their passion. No matter who you are or where you come from, music hits you and it can hit you hard.
Again, as someone who had never seen Seaway live before, I had no idea what to expect. What really moved me about them was how much they interact with their devoted fans. Yes, it is a small venue, so bands and fans are close no matter what. However, that doesn’t mean that said bands have to get any closer. This was not the case for Seaway. Lead singer Ryan Locke was up close and personal almost the entire time, allowing the loving people in front of him to sing along, or even just grab his hand. I couldn’t help feeling instantly happier upon seeing these interactions, and it reminded me a lot of myself whenever I have the opportunity to see the artists that I love.
As the set went on, I found myself not wanting for it to end. Even though the lyrics were foreign to me, the pure energy within the building was more than enough to keep me wanting more. If I didn’t know any better, I’d have thought that Seaway were the actual headliners! I have no doubt that they would’ve easily filled the venue by themselves.
In conclusion, I have to say with complete honesty, that I would definitely go see these guys again. Their demeanor as a band is completely infectious.
Although the Rise Or Die Trying Part 2 tour is over, there are even more chances to catch them coming up. Starting in late January, Seaway will be heading out on their first ever American headlining tour! Known as the American Vacation Tour, the boys will be hitting up venues for a total of twenty-nine dates.
Be sure to get your tickets because believe me, you DO NOT want to miss out!
Please feel free to also check out my photo gallery from the show!