On October 6, 2016, The Pop-Punk band Cute Is What We Aim For took over the Glass House in Pomona, CA. The band is touring in celebration of their 10 year anniversary of their album The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch. The very first album the band ever released, and the album that launched the band into pop punk stardom.
The show opened up with a band of brothers called The Johnsons, a trio of real life brothers. I had never heard of this small group, but apparently they had a hand in helping Cute Is What We Aim For in writing various songs throughout the years. The Johnsons were great. They opened up the show with a ton of energy and played to a half full venue like it was a sold out Rose Bowl.
Cute Is What We Aim For finally took the stage around 9:30 p.m.. They turned what was a room full of 20 something year olds into a Warped Tour-esque crowd of 13 year olds. Shaant, at one point told the crowd to put their phones away, encouraging them to enjoy the moment they were currently apart of. The band had so much energy. As mentioned before, the Glass House was only half full, the band pointed out that they did not know how many people would show up to hear songs that are 10 years old. They seemed so thankful to have the crowd that was there. “We don’t care if we only sold 50 tickets or 300 tickets, we would be up here doing the exact same thing regardless.” Songs like “The Curse of Curves,” “Newport Living,” “There’s a Class for This,” and so many others brought the whole crowd back to 2007, and it was magic. I highly recommend seeing the band when they’re in your city!