Thrice @ The Masquerade – 2011

I’ve always heard that Thrice is amazing live, and now I can say with absolute certainty that I agree.   This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of seeing them for the first time.  As an avid listener of 10 years or so, I’d say it was long overdue…!  Here’s a list of the songs they played:

The new songs from Major/Minor sound amazing live.  And I didn’t expect to hear ‘Circles’ or ‘Of Dust and Nations’ on this tour, so that was a nice surprise.  To top it off, Thrice decided to play a couple of songs from their earlier albums as the encore. ‘Phoenix Ignition’ and ‘To Awake and Avenge the Dead’ brought on some insane nostalgia, and instantly made the crowd go wild. The most involving song of the night, though, was ‘The Earth Will Shake.’ Thrice + Atlanta were definitely shaking that bouncy floor in The Masquerade’s Heaven. Their performance was most excellent!

At the end of it all, Dustin Kensrue took his acoustic across the street and played a few songs. The purpose was to say thank you to the fans, and to raise awareness for Invisible Children.  Here’s a short article where Dustin explains, in his own words, Thrice’s involvement.

I love this band and the songs they played more than words can express; I feel incredibly lucky to have been present that night.

Thank you Thrice.  Your music brings hope and inspiration to people everywhere.