Jordan Lee, NBCDFW
Photos from Forever the Sickest Kids concert at the Bamboozle Roadshow Saturday May 29th, 2010
We caught the band before their performance and learned that their second EP in "The Weekend" series, entitled "The Weekend: Saturday," will be released sometime in August and will include seven tracks.
The band cites well-known Dallas rock bands such as The Toadies and Drowning Pool as the inspiration for their sound. FTSK all agree that Dallas is known for it's hard rock sound and therefore they "had to be ready to rock hard on stage every time (they) performed, in order to draw fans in."
When asked about their most memorable fans, all FTSK members agreed that "Crazy Katie" from Plano is their number one most memorable fan. Some of FTSK's favorite places to play are Yoval (in the U.K.), Brazil ("They have really cool fans," the band says), and, of course, they love being at home here in the Metroplex.
We also had the opportunity to ask the family of lead singer Jonathan Cook a few questions right before the band took the stage. They gave us a little history on how the guys all met each other and formed the band. They told us that some of the guys met in high school and later met the rest of the band members while in college at Dallas Baptist University.
As the concert began the crowd went absolutely crazy -- the local FTSK fans seem to really love these guys and follow them closely. Throughout their energetic performance, FTSK lit up the stage through every song even though temperatures reached the upper 90's Saturday afternoon. Halfway through the concert lead vocalist, Jonathan Cook invited all audience members who owned their latest CD to come to the front of the stage. This was a mistake because about the first twenty aisles of seating -- where we were stationed -- quickly transformed into a mosh-pit of teenagers. Later in the concert, fans got even more unruly during All Time Low's set, where Arlington police had to use pepper spray to calm a belligerent guest. Read more about that incident here.