Since then, they have put out so many incredible records and have performed tons and tons of shows in venues of all kinds. I’ve seen them on Warped Tour, in small venues, and acoustic settings. When I heard they were coming to perform “Ocean Avenue” in its entirety on their final tour at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles, I knew I needed to be there.
The crowd was thrilled, screaming out the songs playing in between sets and chanting for the band to come out. Lights went dim and the band came to stage under a silhouette of light. The start of “Ocean Avenue” led off with “Way Away” and put the energy right into the room. Violinist and vocalist, Sean, is one of my favorite musicians to photograph. His energy is amazing and he always puts on a hell of a performance. Ryan Key took time to talk to the crowd and let us all know how special it was for them to be performing this album in LA. His respect and appreciation for their fans shows so much. Lots of love in the room!