The Wonder Years – The Upsides, Union Transfer 2/6
The Wonder Years played the first night of their 10 Year Anniversary tour on Feb. 6 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia. They were accompanied by The Sixties, A Loss for Words and Fireworks.
- In celebration of 10 years of being a band (2005 to 2015), The Wonder Years are playing each of their albums from start to finish three nights in a row in their home state. The first night was The Upsides, which recently celebrated its fifth birthday.
- Read the announcement on their blog here:
- They had some cool openers – bands, and more importantly, friends, that had seen them grow over the past 10 years.
- The played through The Upsides. In order. From start to finish. And it was amazing.
- For the second half of the show, they came back out and played a collection of songs. Starting with their album Get Stoked on It! from 2007, which they rarely play live and something the fans have been asking for. They brought out their original keyboardist, Mike Kelly.
- They played "Don't Let Me Cave In" and "Dismantling Summer" off their other two albums for the people who weren't going to the other two shows. For the last song, they broke out good old Salinger.
- Overall, it was an absolutely amazing night.
- Can't wait to see what night 2 – Suburbia (I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing) brings us. The possibilities of openers and encore songs have exponentially grown after this night.