By: Remington Fioraso
Who: Halfway to Hollywood
Where: Olympia Pizza in Surrey, BC
When: November 16, 2014
On November 16, 2014, I was able to attend the Halfway to Hollywood ‘Rain’ EP Release Party held at Olympia Pizza in Surrey, British Columbia.
The first band that I was able to see perform was Chase Your Words. After seeing them previously, I was anticipating seeing them again. Although singer/guitarist Chris Siglos was sick, it was not very noticeable. His vocals were still good! Included in their setlist were: “You & Me,” “Right Here,” and a cover of Busted’s “Year 3000.” One of the highlights of the set for me was Justin From Facebook, aka Justin Mattock of Fighting For Ithaca, joining the band on stage during one of the songs on their set.
The headliner of the night was Halfway to Hollywood. The event marked their hometown show, last date of the cross-Canada Rain Tour 2014,and their Rain EP release party. It was my first time seeing the group play and I was definitely not disappointed. Their set included songs like “Unbelievable,” “We Are The Wild Ones,” “Moments,” and a cover of Fountain of Wayne’s “Stacey’s Mom.” I thought they had good audience interaction and performed really well.