So how was your weekend? For the music scene, seems like the last three days were filled with big crowds and big statements.
The Fierce Creatures show at Fulton 55 was all kinds of huge. The venue reports 562 people through the door. (That’s hitting capacity, people leaving, then hitting capacity again — numerous times, probably). It was a big statement for Fierce Creatures, who are off to win over the rest of the world at South by Southwest this week. Can we all agree now that they’re the coolest band in town?
Fashawn — still the Fresno musician making the most noise nationally — touched down in Visalia for the homecoming date on his Higher Learning tour. It was Fash’s first headlining tour and by all accounts the tour went well. The Visalia show, in particular, was massive, as it was at capacity with another 100 people wanting to get in.
The show was in Visalia because Fresno doesn’t have an an all-ages venue that can house Fashawn like Howie & Son’s. It’s just another example that underscores Fresno’s need for an all-ages club that can do what Starline used to.
Here’s a (darkish) video from YouTube user erickilljoy.
Still the biggest crowd of the weekend was found at Save Mart Center, where the Rock and Worship Roadshow rolled into town for its third year. How big? Well, Bart Milliard, front of tour headliner Mercy Me, Tweeted the following:
To put that in perspective, if that number is accurate, that’s the biggest crowd at Save Mart Center for music since Jonas Brothers in 2009, which had 14,381. This is only the sixth music event that passed the 14,000-mark in the arena’s history.