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Lifelines Tour: I Prevail, Startset, Vamps: May 15th, 2017

Lifelines Tour
May 15th, 2017
I Prevail, Starset, Vamps
Sokol Auditorium
Omaha, Nebraska

I didn’t know what I was walking into as I crossed the threshold of Sokol Auditorium, but I had high expectations. Since the first Northern Invasion of 2015, I’ve made it a habit to see at least one of the festival’s bands either prior to or after the festival. Having seen Starset and I Prevail less than 48 hours before, this year I was making the Omaha stop of the Lifelines Tour my extension of Northern Invasion.
Because of travel time, I had missed the opening band, but was able to catch the last half of VAMPS’ set. I was unfamiliar with the Japanese rock band, but most of the crowd were not. As the band thrashed about the stage, several hundred fans sung along with vocalist Hideto “Hyde” Takarai in both English and Japanese. The crowd’s reaction to VAMPS was amazing.  Tonight was the first time VAMPS played Omaha, and I would be shocked if this was their last.

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