The bands have been announced and the concert tickets have been confirmed. This year’s adventure to Tampa Bay’s 97X Next Big Thing is well into the planning process. With a killer line up that consists of Bush, Raise Against, Grouplove, Flogging Molly, Silver Sun Pickups, and Fun. there was no question about it; I am more than ready to make the three hour drive to the venue. Despite the fact that NBT has changed locations and I have never been to St. Petersburg I am so pumped for this. I am ready for waking up almost 10 hours before the concert and running my little ass to barricade. The countdown has begun and it is only a matter of time before I begin ranting/blogging about the excitement of continuing the tradition of going to 97x’s NBT.
And now for your lovely eyes here are some pictures that a friend took at past Next Big Thing concerts.
Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance playing at NBT ‘10
Mikey Way of My Chemical Romance at NBT ‘10
Devin Forbes of Paper Tongues at NBT ‘10
Shimon Moore of Sick Puppies at NBT ‘10
Matt Schulz of Cage the Elephant at NBT’ 11
Matt Schultz of Cage the Elephant at NBT ‘11
Jhon Nolan of Taking Back Sunday at NBT’ 11
Adam Lazaraa of Taking Back Sunday at NBT’11
From left to right, Elsie Mendoza (my trusty photographer), Hannah Hooper (female vocals for Grouplove), myself, and Sean Gadd ( Guitarist for Grouplove)