The Dirty Heads And 311 Take Cadence Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park

311 on stage at Cadence Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park.
Megan Binkley | Avant-Youth

311 and The Dirty Heads brought an energetic crowd to their show at Cadence Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park on Tuesday night. The highly anticipated show brought fans from all ages, despite an hour and a half rain delay between two of the opener’s sets. 

Right before the band Dreamers was supposed to take the stage, the venue announced for everyone to seek shelter, because of weather concerns. Fans did not let this stop their fun. As strangers packed into bathrooms and concession areas to stay dry they began to become more than strangers.

As the night and rain went on, word got around that Dreamers would not be taking the stage. Fans decided to create their own concert by blasting Dreamers music on their phones on the dry bathroom floor until it was safe to enter the amphitheater.

The Dirty Heads bring a Cali vibe to ATL.
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Lead singers, Dustin Bushnell and Jared Watson hype the crowd up.
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The Dirty Heads are a reggae, rock fusion band that brings a California beach vibe wherever they go and Tuesday night was no exception. From the second they took the stage, they brought an aura that stopped people in their tracks and drew their attention to center stage.

Right off the bat they played some of their most popular songs to get the crowd pumped up after a long rain delay. The Dirty Heads got people off of their feet and dancing to the beat of their music.

The band did an excellent job of hyping the crowd up for 311.

Countdown until 311 took the stage.
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The minutes leading up to the 311 set were some of the most anticipated minutes I have ever felt in a crowd because of the space-like countdown that was plastered on the big screen. As time ticked down fans chanted the seconds leading up to the opening song.

311 brought the funk from the moment they took the stage with their crazy dance moves and stellar rock vibe. The crowd went absolutely wild.

Fans rocking out to 311.
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Band members, Nick Hexum and Tim Mahoney jam out together on stage.
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They kicked the show off with some of their older songs, such as “Beautiful Disaster” and even played songs off their new album, Voyager. There was an undeniable connection among band members that could be seen throughout their performance.  

Double guitar solo.
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Nick Hexum talking to fans between songs.
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After a couple songs in, the rain began to pour down again, but this time the fans did not seem to mind getting wet. Instead they started singing and dancing along to the music harder than they were before.

 As I squeezed my way through the crowd to the top of the amphitheater I saw the crowd dancing in the rain to this rock jam band. The harder the rain came down, the harder the band played and the harder the fans cheered. Everyone’s energy was feeding off one another. 

The Dirty Heads and 311 both brought the amphitheater down on Tuesday, I’m sure the neighboring houses could definitely agree.

311 vibin' out in ATL. Megan Binkley | Avant-Youth

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