By: Nate Wind
Last week I had the opportunity to catch Transit’s farewell tour at The Studio @ Webster Hall on their first of two nights in New York City.
Opening the show was Light Years, a solid pop punk group from Ohio, whose self deprecating banter and upbeat tunes started the night off with an overwhelming positive and happy tone.
“This next song is called Let You Down — which is what we’ve been doing all night.”
– Pat Kennedy, singer of Light Years
Next up was With The Punches, who technically went on hiatus in 2013, but have played a very small handful of shows in 2016. This gave fans even more of a reason to lose their minds during the set. And they did. It was relentless energy from start to finish.
Direct support for this date was filled by Dave Mackinder, singer of Fireworks. After Fireworks went on hiatus last year, I never imagined I would be hearing their songs played by Dave on just an electric guitar as soon as a year later. It was a huge pleasure to have that opportunity.
When Transit took the stage, euphoria filled the room. I don’t know who was happier, the fans or the band.
Transit played for almost two hours in total and there was more passion in that set than I have seen in almost any band in my life. Most of their setlist was chosen at random from song suggestions picked out of a plastic trick-or-treat pumpkin.
The environment was intimate and it seemed that 10 years later, everything was coming full circle. Transit is still just a group of guys who enjoy playing music and are doing it for all of the right reasons. Thanks for everything, Transit.