As someone who’s seen Underoath, Anberlin, Yellowcard, A Day To Remember, and dozens of other bands from my home state of Florida, I can’t imagine that there’s any better feeling than playing in your hometown, or at least your home state. Your fans might show up specifically to catch your set, and the energy in the air is just…different.
Ocala, Florida’s metalcore upstarts Wage War are definitely one of those bands. Ocala may be a fairly small town, but it’s only a couple hours away from Jacksonville, St Pete, and Orlando, the latter two of which have the Vans Warped Tour this year. The band, which is signed to Fearless Records, apparently put on a killer set in Orlando yesterday. Seriously, look at this crowd. It’s essentially the size of a main stage band. Check out the video below.