Whats Good Is Happening
After four quick sets Joust was finally ready to take the stage. From the introduction of the first song the local crowd was amazing. They really gave Joust the energy to play their longest show ever and probably one of their best (if not the best). It was a very upbeat and energetic (and certainly sentimental) performance. Joust has above average stage presence and charisma, but they were almost beside themselves with the crowd response that they were getting, and they needed that extra energy to carry themselves through the extra long set. After a great version of Stand and Applaud the band started packing up their gear, but the crowd wouldn't let them go. As an encore, probably the only one they'd ever played, they played the first song of the set, 2600, again. It was really a pretty sweet moment, the band and the crowd really had a good time. Joust's unapologetic dorky upbeat emo style of rock will honestly be missed. They obviously had a nice little impact on their local scene, and I'm quite glad that I was lucky enough to experience this show. Sometimes a local rock show isn't just a local rock show. Sometimes the music doesn't suck, and sometimes the crowd isn't lame. Rock can still be fun, imagine that.