Concert Review: Bamboozle Roadshow at Cruzan Amphitheatre, May 25

Bamboozle Roadshow
With All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, Good Charlotte, Forever the Sickest Kids, the Ready Set, Cartel, Cady Groves, Hanson, Stereo Skyline, Great Big Planes, the Downtown Fiction, Mercy Mercedes
Cruzan Amphitheater, West Palm Beach
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Check out a slideshow from the concert here.

The Bamboozle Road Show stop at Cruzan Amphitheatre was good for two things: '90s throwback bands and 12-year-old girls. The big names of the day included All Time Low, Forever the Sickest Kids, Good Charlotte, and Hanson. Yes, Hanson. 

With so many groups all over mainstream radio, the low attendance was surprising. 

Cruzan Amphitheatre is known for its lawn seating, and apparently the venue didn't manage to sell enough tickets to require the use of the large hill. That turned out to be a blessing in disguise when it started pouring rain shortly after the venue gates opened.

The side stage featured the smaller-name bands like Mercy Mercedes

and the Ready Set, and the latter seemed more like Justin Bieber with

three more members, a little more rock, and five more years.  


main stage was obviously most popular since the big

names were All Time Low and Good Charlotte, followed by the headliner:

Boys Like Girls. But it got a lot of flack thanks to Hanson.

The Hanson brothers helped mix up the main stage lineup right before the show started. Although they were supposed to go on at 8 p.m., they hit the stage early at 5:30. Their excuse? They had to be on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Twitter-savvy fans were alerted by the band, but many drove a long way only to find they'd missed out.

Good Charlotte played most of its hits from the past decade, including "The Anthem" and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." It also played two songs from its new album, which it will release sometime toward the end of this year.

Finally, Boys Like Girls performed all their overplayed radio hits to a crowd of jumping fans in tight pants. But the lead singer did perform with strep throat, so we'll give credit where it's due.

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