Taking Back Sunday on a Sunday

Emo-rockers Taking Back Sunday definitely win the following awards:

Best Microphone Twirling
Singer Antonio Longo Adam Lazzara (Note from David: I'm a moron who can't read my own Wiki notes) can spin the mic, that's for sure. It's also likely the only thing he has in common with Guided By Voices's Robert Pollard. Still, Longo's move where he throws the mic high in the air and gets it around his neck like a tetherball was far more impressive than anything in Pollard's twirling playbook.

Most Female Teenage Crowdsurfers
I didn't catch Paramore, so maybe they had more, but this set provided a definite shift from the usual meathead surfers. (Although there were plenty of them as well.)

Smallest Crowd Watching From Sidestage Rafters
Each band has had at least six or seven onlookers from side/backstage. TBS has three dudes watching them. I guess that's what happens when you go up against Weezy. (Over at Weezy, for comparison, there are about 30 folks on each side.) But, of course, Weezy is late and TBS is on its last song, so my draft prophecy came true. TBS not half bad and I don't miss any Weezy. Nice.

-- David Malitz

By David Malitz |  August 10, 2008; 4:30 PM ET Virgin Festival
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I'm sorry, but by Antonio Longo do you mean Adam Lazzara? I don't think Antonio has fronted TBS for a long time, unless he made a surprise appearence.

Posted by: Rachel | August 11, 2008 12:00 PM

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