The Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. hosted the hit band The Fray on June 24. With opening band, Jack’s Mannequin in tow, the crowd was completely engrossed in the chart toppers.
The Fray gained popularity in 2006 with their singles, “How to Save a Life” and “Over My Head (Cable Car).” Both songs spent many weeks on the top of the charts and were featured in hit TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Since their hits in 2006 The Fray have released their huge single, “You Found Me.” The song debuted in November of 2008 and has been on the Top 40 charts ever since. It’s nearly impossible for one song to spend that many weeks on the charts these days so The Fray’s success is definitely a rarity.
The Fray drew audience members of all ages ranging from confused parents to extremely questionable under agers.
Concert goers had the option of purchasing lawn tickets or actual seats. I went with the lawn seats. If you’re at an outdoor concert, lawn seating is the only way to go. Why restrict yourself by having a real seat behind you if you’re going to stand up and bust a move? Just bring a nice blanket or towel and relax.
Lawn seating also gives you the option to wander and socialize with some friends you may run into. The fact of the matter is, you will be running into someone if you go to a concert at Susquehanna, whether you like it or not.
Clearly, it’s not the socializing that you got to the concert for. You go for the music of course!
Jack’s Mannequin did not disappoint the audience as they played most of their big singles. I’m not personally a fan of the band, but I did enjoy their set. They ended with an exciting rendition of Tom Petty’s classic “American Girl.”
After waiting for what seemed like forever, The Fray finally hit the stage. The group opened big by performing “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and the crowd instantly got into it.
Even though The Fray isn’t exactly a band you can dance to, people we’re shaking their thing all over the lawn!
The band continued to play various songs from their albums How to Save a Life and their latest, The Fray.
Even if the music wasn’t something you were familiar with, the band definitely put on a show. The stage was complete with morphing screens that changed for each song. Whether it was a fire display or a lightening storm, it played on the screen behind the band.
Lead singer Isaac Slade even climbed on top of the piano at one point to belt out “She Is.”
Slade took the time to address the audience in between each song, which was a real treat to audience members and something I personally enjoyed.
It’s always a great experience when the band actually addresses the crowd and gives them a little insight behind their music.
The Fray really did put on a pretty fun concert. I wasn’t expecting to be dancing so much to the music as I usually put the band on to just relax.
The Fray gives a fantastic concert, and I highly recommend you check them out whether you’re a fan of them or not.
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