November 1st of 2022 was quite the monumental date for the IYG Crew. It’s one thing to headline shows, tours, and play for some reputable names. It’s another thing to be opening up for one of the bands that inspired the musical project that’s opening up for them. That’s right, IYG and Varials on the same show package. And that’s not including the other amazing acts that played that night.
To say that this show “popped off” is an understatement. For an opening slot, IYG received quite the warm welcome. Making two-steppers step as well as warming up the hardcore dancers. From the start, not a shy soul was in sight. The audience and fans were more than welcoming from the moment the music started playing, which always warms our hearts to see in the local music scene.
Distinguisher and Orthodox were next up in line. The energy of the room just kept increasing from there. You had fans for every band and the pit never missed a beat. Distinguisher and Orthodox kept the crowd moving and knew exactly how to work a crowd and how to raise hell. The Beehive music venue wasn’t ready for such a small, yet powerful tour package.
Don’t get us wrong, the place was shaking and you could tell just standing from blocks away from the venue. Bodies were moving, arms and legs were flying, the pit just kept getting bigger. Once Boundaries hit the stage, it was game-over. The energy that was already there, amplified by 10. Boundaries are no strangers in our parts of town and had one of the warmest welcomes of the night. The amount of die-hard fans singing along to every lyric at the top of their lungs is a moment you can’t purchase for any amount of money. The definition of “living in the moment” has never been so apparent.
And of course, last but not least, Varials. What a band to watch live. Showcasing their new vocalist, they were still at that point not hesitant to play some older tunes. People were singing along, buying merch, and taking photos like it was one of the world's wonders. Can you really blame them?
IYG is nothing but grateful to have this opportunity. To open up for a band that inspired the project to open up them is incredible. It’s truly a feeling of things “coming full circle.” The support that was shown not only for us, but the other bands as well, is something that we cherish so deeply that words cannot describe. To just be a part of such an official package is quite the honor.