The night got off to a uniquely entertaining start with The Great Salmon Famine making sure the crowd had a superb dance and laugh. Project 432 followed and proceeded to amp up the crowd with emphatic guitar play for the main act from Fort Collins, Write Minded. The local band took to the stage to find the Aggie was packed.
Write Minded let their swarm of fans know their appreciation for coming out in such unexpected masses by stepping up to produce a spirited performance. Their energetic display was full of classic Write Minded rampant head-banging and dynamic engagement with the crowd.
One can really tell that Write Minded practice their movement on stage. No single member demands the spotlight, instead sharing center stage and demonstrating their unquestionable talents together.
All photos by Eric Forbes at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins Colo. on Feb. 17, 2017. Write Minded engaging the Aggie crowd. From left to right are Jarod Ford (TurtleBear), Jesse Neth, Jonah Greene (drums), Sam Mouton, Wilson Slaughter, and Forrester Tamkun.
From left to right are Jarod Ford, Jesse Neth, Jonah Greene, and Sam Mouton jamming out
Sam Mouton singing to the screaming crowd.
Jarod Ford playing the bass.
Sam Mouton sticking his tongue out while going “side to side” with the crowd.
Sam Mouton singing as pink, green, and blue light shines down on him with Wilson Slaughter (left) and Forrester Tamkun (right) in the shadows.
Jarod Ford surrounded in blue light as he plays the bass.
Jarod Ford (left), Jesse Neth (center), and Sam Mouton (right) grooving to the beat.
Jarod Ford (left) and Jesse Neth rocking out.
Jarod Ford head-banging like usual.
Sam Mouton closes his eyes for a brief second, before he burst back into song.
Jesse Neth rapping.
Sam Mouton covered in the vibrant stage lights.
Jarod Ford feeling the music.
Jonah Greene killing his drum solo!
For a sample of what Write Minded is all about, check out their video filmed in Fort Collins.
Also from Fort Collins, The Great Salmon Famine are a riot! Their energy is transmitted through groovy sound waves that compels everyone to dance and enjoy life. They have a big gig coming up at the the Bandwagons Magazine Battle of the Bands final on Feb. 23 at the Moxi Theater.
The Great Salmon Famine encouraging the crowd to dance. From left to right are Gabe Neymar, Camden James (drums), Adam Bell, Jack Vulcani, and Evan Waring.
Evan Waring shredding the guitar.
Jack Vulcani playing the bass.
Adam Bell playing the saxophone.
Gabe Neymark giving the crowd a suspicious look after pulling out a kazoo.
Project 432 can rock! They have amazing guitarists (Nick Wimer and Zach Goplen) whose fingers move so quickly they are a blur, and a drummer (Mark LeBlanc Jr.) who’s solo will make you sweat by just watching him.
Project 432 playing at the Aggie Theatre. From left to right are Kai Furuto (keys), Zach Goplen, Mark LeBlanc Jr., Nick Wimer, and Danny Petitti.
Colorado State University graduate Zach Goplen singing with all he’s got.
The Aggie crowd react to the great performance by Project 432.
Zach Goplen pumping up the crowd for an epic finale.
The crowd reacting from an epic finish by Project 432.