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Celebrate May with Mayday Parade at the Castle

Head to The Castle Theatre in Downtown Bloomington this weekend and embrace your emo side. The pop-punk band, Mayday Parade, will be performing songs from their new album, “Monsters in the Closet.”

The band is famous for their catchy, get-stuck-in-your-head songs, like, “If You Wanted a Song Written About You, All You Had to Do Was Ask” and “Kids in Love.”

Mayday is also known for writing heartbreaking slow songs, including “Miserable at Best” and “Terrible Things.”

Not only will this concert feed the squealing teenage girl that lives in all of us, but it will also give fans the chance to get acquainted with some new musical talent. Alternative bands, We Are in the Crowd, Transit and Divided by Friday will be opening.

Lauren Drury, a senior business management and apparel merchandising major, has been a fan of Mayday Parade since her high school days and is totally jazzed about the concert this Sunday.

“I’m going because they are one of my favorite bands. Plus it’s close and cheaper [than] having to go to Chicago and pay more,” Drury said.

“I rarely go to concerts unless its bands I really like, and I’ve never been to the Castle. I’m pretty excited.”

The band is currently on tour promoting their fourth album that was released last October. After its release, “Monsters in the Closet” hit No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 and was No. 2 on the Independent Label Chart.

Drury, who has been listening to them since they released their first album in 2007, said she is mostly looking forward to hearing Mayday’s older songs.

“I found them through Pandora, so it was pretty awesome that I ended up liking them so much. My all-time favorite song that got me to listen to them is ‘Jamie All Over’,” Drury said.

The concert is open to all ages, but a $1 fee will be charged at the door for underaged attendees. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and can be purchased at www.thecastletheatre.com.

Get tickets while you can, because without them you’ll be miserable at best.

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