Friday, December 28, 2012

Bradenton's We the Kings on packed Manatee concert: 'Hometown show was so fun'

Jerry Abbey, 52, has been to 16 We the Kings concerts. Attending them with his daughter, Sarah, 20, left, has become a family hobby. The Abbeys, who are from Ohio, posed while waiting in line before Thursday's free show at The Hall in Palmetto. RICHARD DYMOND/Bradenton Herald

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Fans of We the Kings arrived four hours early for the platinum-selling pop-punk band's Hometown Holiday Show Thursday at The Hall in Palmetto.

While the band from Bradenton sold out previous pay shows at the 950-capacity Manatee County venue, this year's local concert was gratis.

Free tickets were given out on a first-come, first-serve basis at the door.

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"We want front-of-stage presence," said Maria Reynolds, 21, of Jacksonville, when asked why she and her four friends arrived at 3 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show.

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"Hometown show was so fun," Tweeted Charles Trippy, the bassist for We the Kings, at 1:40 a.m. on Friday.

"We wanted to do something where we could give back," We the Kings singer/guitarist Travis Clark told me shortly after announcing the show. "Christmas time is really damaging on peoples' wallets and we didn't want anyone worrying about buying a ticket. It's our friends and family and only seems right to give back to the community."

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