Avenged Sevenfold aka A7X
Rockstar UPROAR 2010
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
M. Shadows – Vocals
Synyster Gates – Lead Guitar
Zacky Vengeance – Rhythm Guitar
Johnny Christ – Bass
The Rev (RIP JAMES)- Drums
Avenged Sevenfold, aka A7X, could have very well headlined UPROAR without Disturbed on the bill. The crowd was flooded with A7X fans.
More on A7x and photos from their Chicago set after the jump…
Yesterday I learned that A7X fans are the craziest, loyal, friendliest fans in the world. I was walking around UPROAR most of the day with a huge A7X fan, (think pink hair and the wicked furry leg warmers) and if I said her name many of you in the Midwest would know her. Actually, I joked with her that she should charge for photos because so many people came up to ask for a photo with her. She much obliged to every photo and said “never” would she charge!
I noticed such an intertwined community of A7X fans. Most of you have the same tattoos and follow each other online. (Yes, I eased dropped on your conversations, sorry they were entertaining.) I also noticed most of you left after the A7X set. I also passed several cars on the 355 to Tinley with painted windows showing love and fandom for the guys.
So what I took away from yesterday was that it really doesn’t matter what I think of the band and all of you are a bunch of crazy mother fuckers! Yet your love, loyalty, and community would make other bands envious, and it was the coolest expression of support I’ve seen for a single band in a very long time.
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All photos by Jessica Emmerich