One of the most important days of my life was seeing Avenged Sevenfold headline the Buried Alive Tour in San Jose. I was very excited from the start knowing that I was going to see my favorite band live. The lineup featured some of my other favorite bands such as Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, and Hollywood Undead; therefore, the show was going to be ten times better. As I entered the arena I noticed that the place was packed with hardcore Avenged Sevenfold fans. For the first time ever I felt like I fit in with the people around me; it almost felt like family. Before I headed downstairs to my seat, I made my way to the merchandise stand and bought two black wristbands, which had the Avenged Sevenfold deathbat logo, and ever since that day, I've been wearing them.
The show kicked off with Black Veil Brides, followed by Asking Alexandria, and finally Hollywood Undead. They all had some really good moments during their performance; For example, the wall of death that took place during the song "To The Stage" by Asking Alexandria. Their singer, Danny Worsnop, aggressively said, "Are you guys ready? I want to see some fucking violence; Go!" From where I was standing, I could clearly see the audience splitting up into two sections and suddenly rushing each other from one side to the other; I thought it was pretty intense.
After the opening bands finished playing, the lights turned off completely. The arena stayed dark for several minutes. All I could hear was people constantly cheering, "Sevenfold, Sevenfold, Sevenfold". Then all of a sudden there was a loud bang; it sounded exactly like a gunshot. The curtains dropped and all I could see were the deathbats' eyes glowing bright with fire. The stage lit up with blue lights and the haunting intro to the song "Nightmare" followed. I cheered excitedly when M. Shadows, their singer, screamed, "Nightmare!" I was going crazy throughout the entire six minutes of the song. "Critical Acclaim" followed and the show...
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