Verizon Theater, Grand Prairie – The 14th annual How The Edge Stole Christmas concert was held on December 9, 2015. Fans flooded the venue as soon as the doors opened, with some having been camped out since 7 am that morning. The energy in the theater seemed to bounce off the walls with  excitement of the fans, who had been waiting for this moment for an entire year.

When the lights began to dim and the first act, Atlas Genius, entered the stage, the anticipation of the crowd skyrocketed. Atlas Genius grabbed the sold out theater’s attention with it’s high energy alternative/indie music. They pleased the crowd with a performance fueled by plenty of showmanship and musicality. From running and jumping around the stage to giving away guitar picks and drumsticks, this band definitely knew how to command the room.

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After a spectacular performance by Atlas Genius, the next group, The Struts, came out and captivated the audience with its rock and roll style and appearance. That’s right, not only did these rock stars play the part, they looked it as well. Dressed head to toe (except for the shoeless drummer) in black, this band was a real crowd pleaser.

Slideshow: The Struts

Up next was The Neighbourhood, a crowd favorite. They opened their act with their hit song “Cry Baby”. Girls squealed the lead singer’s name over and over as they continued to serenade the audience with their indie/alternative music. Overall The Neighbourhood won favor over the crowd with their laid back vibe and popular music.

Slideshow: The Neighborhood 

The crowd reached a new high when Panic! At the Disco joined the performance. With a playlist full of chart toppers this group won the popularity vote. They had so much energy that lead singer, Brendon Urie even did multiple backflips on stage. They finished their show with their most popular song, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and left the audience fully satisfied.

Slideshow: Panic at the Disco

The last groups of the night were Sublime and Of Monsters And Men. Both of these acts were a perfect close to the night. With Sublime’s old school energetic punk music and Of Monsters And Men’s indie folk sound, it was a unique twist to the nights end. With such an amazing line up, it’s no wonder How the Edge Stole Christmas 2015 was a sold out show.

Slideshow: Sublime with Rome – Of Monsters and Men

Article by: Alex Schar

Photos by: Calvin Mims

Were you at How the Edge Stole Christmas?  What was your favorite band?