“Isn’t Bob Seger from here?”
Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon gave some love to Detroit on Sunday night, telling stories and talking about the likes of Bob Seger and The Tigers, at which point the iconic “D” was projected onto the “Gaslight Anthem” backdrop. The moment electrified the crowd almost as much as the concert itself.
The band had a setlist of 23 songs, including tunes like “’45’,” “Here Comes My Man,” and “Biloxi Parish” from their most recent release “Handwritten” among other fan favorites like “American Slang” and “Meet Me By The River’s Edge.”
Fallon and his band members seem to have a fun time on stage and are pretty chill but energetic at the same time. Fallon often smiled and addressed the anxious crowd.
Openers The Bouncing Souls have been around for over 20 years and have built up quite the fan base, many of whom were present at The Fillmore. Their performance and sound were album-quality on Sunday night; singer Greg Attonito’s voice was spot-on, regardless of his slightly awkward stage presence. His movements are a little stiff and his non-mic hand doesn’t do much, but there was the occasional jump as well as a long and close encounter with the crowd that made the surrounding fans go a bit crazy. A significant amount of moshing and crowd surfing also occurred, making it a true “Sunday Funday” in Detroit.