About

I started going to concerts in the DC/VA/MD area when I was about 15. I always had my point-and-shoot camera with me and longed to be in front of the barricade. In 2005, I was contacted by Avoidthescene.com and was asked to start shooting for them. I covered a lot of shows during college, and although I’ve graduated to the real world now, I still love it when the lights go down and the crowd roars as my favorite bands take the stage.

Since I’m now running the site on my own, it’s tough to keep everything going. Combine that with trying to find a full-time job, and you’ll notice I don’t go to as many shows as I used to. But I’m determined to continue to use AvoidtheScene as a showcase for my photography and a source for music news and show reviews.

If you’re interested in covering concerts for the site, please contact me at lindsay@avoidthescene.com. I welcome any contributions to the site, including concert and cd reviews.

–Lindsay Berreth

Concerts I’ve Attended

2002

8/11/02 Lifehouse @ King’s Dominion

12/11/02 Lifehouse @ The Norva

2003

1/17/03 SR-71 @ The Thunderdome

1/27/03 Trapt @ The Norva

2/22/03 All American Rejects, Riddlin Kids, Wakefield and Homegrown @ Canal Club

4/6/03 AAR @ 9:30 Club

4/17/03 SR-71 @ Canal Club

4/23/03 Trapt @ The Norva

4/30/03 Lifehouse @ 9:30 Club

5/4/03 GC/NFG @ Patriot Center

5/12 Simple Plan @ Patriot Center

5/24/03 HFStival w/ The Used, GC, Chevelle, etc @ RFK Stadium

6/11/03 12 Stones w/ Closure @ Alley Katz

7/4/03 SR-71 @ 9:30 Club

7/18/03 MADE Tour w/ Movielife, FSF, Anberlin, Autopilot Off @ Alley Katz

7/24/03 Trapt @ 9:30 Club

7/26/03 Die Trying and Alien Ant Farm @ 9:30 Club

7/30/03 Warped Tour

9/25/03 Drive Thru Invasion Tour 9:30 Club

10/8/03 Hoobastank and AAR @ 9:30 Club

10/18/03 Y101 Disorientation w/ YC, SOTY and MXPX

11/13/03 Sugarcult w/ SOTY @ Black Cat

11/21/03 Something Corporate w/ Mae and Days Away @ Nation

11/26/03 Less than Jake w/ Fall Out Boy and Punchline @ The Nation

12/9/03 Yellowcard w/ Acceptance, Maxeen and Matchbook Romance @ Alley Katz

2004

1/8/04 Spitalfield @ Chantilly Event Center

1/10/04 Watashi Wa @ Chantilly Event Center

1/31/04 Senses Fail w/ Moneen, The Beautiful Mistake and Boys Night Out @ Alley Katz

2/8/04 MXPX w/ Simple Plan, Sugarcult and Don’t Look Down @ 9:30 Club

3/7/04 Mest w/ Fall Out Boy and Matchbook Romance @ 9:30 Club

4/13 Something Corporate w/ The Format and Sleeping at Last @ The Norva

4/14 Something Corporate w/ The Format and Sleeping at Last @ The Nation

4/27/04 Rufio, Senses Fail, Autopilot Off and Don’t Look Down @ 9:30 Club

4/30 Story of the Year w/ Letter Kills, Adair and MCS @ 9:30 Club

5/20 Spitalfield @ Alley Katz

5/22 HFStival w/ Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday and NFG @ RFK Stadium

6/3 Halifax w/ jenoah, Socratic @ Nanci Raygun

6/21 Lucky Boys Confusion and Reel Big Fish @ 9:30 Club

7/25 Hawthorne Heights and Glasseater in Fredericksburg (yes that’s right, my hometown)

8/3 Warped Tour VA Beach (Saw YC, SOTY, TBS, Sugarcult, Motion City Soundtrack, Letter Kills, acoustic Matchbook Romance)

8/4 Warped Tour DC (Saw Matchbook Romance, Over It, Sherwood, Socratic, A Small Victory, Amber Pacific, Halifax, Waking Ashland, The Matches, From First to Last and Days Like These)

8/24 FSF w/ Brandtson, The Kicks and Salem @ 9:30 Club

8/19 Acceptance w/ Gatsby and TSTCTC @ Knitting Factory (CA)

8/20 Acceptance w/ Gatsby’s American Dream, Halfway Home and TSTCTC @ Chain Reaction (CA)

9/4 Days Away and Waking Ashland @ Nancy Raygun

9/5 Acceptance w/ Gatsby and TSTCTC @ Nanci Raygun

9/30 Homegrown w/ Halifax, Denver Harbor and Spitalfield @ 9:30 Club

10/1 Homegrown w/ Halifax, Denver Harbor and Spitalfield @ Canal Club

10/25 Acceptance @ Ottobar w/ Classic Case, Anadivine and Dead Poetic

11/3 Story of the Year w/ Autopilot Off, My Chemical Romance and Letter Kills @ 9:30 Club

11/5 Matchbook Romance w/ Midtown, Hidden In Plain View and The Academy Is… @ Alley Katz

11/7 Matchbook Romance w/ Midtown, Hidden In Plain View and The Academy Is… @ 9:30 Club

11/26 Hot Rod Circuit/Straylight Run @ Ottobar

12/15 This Day and Age and Aberdien @ The Barn

12/30 Over It and HIPV @ Prov. Rec Center

12/31 SR-71 @ Recher Theater

2005

1/14 Race the Sun and Hit the Lights @ X-Factor Skatepark

1/27 Something Corporate w/ HIPV and The Academy Is… @ 9:30 Club

2/2 Sugarcult w/ Hawthorne Heights @ 9:30 Club

2/19 The Starting Line w/ Days Away, FSF and JamisonParker @ Alley Katz

3/3 Matchbook Romance @ 9:30 Club

3/5 Amber Pacific @ Fletchers

3/12 Hot Rod Circuit w/ Mae @ Alley Katz

3/13 Melee and Anberlin @ Jaxx

3/29 Acceptance @ 9:30 Club

4/12 Fall Out Boy w/ The Academy Is… @ The Norva

4/21 Chain Me Away Tour w/ The Matches, PWT’s, Waking Ashland and Roses are Red @ Club Five

5/4 The All American Rejects w/ Hellogoodbye and Armor For Sleep @ 9:30 Club

6/14 Waking Ashland @ Ottobar

6/17 Spitalfield, Waking Ashland @ Black Cat

6/18 Spitalfield, Waking Ashland and DTEA @ Nanci Raygun

7/3 Race the Sun and Socratic @ KC’s Music Alley

7/17 The Academy Is…, June, Plain White T’s @ 9:30 Club

7/19 The Academy Is…, June, Plain White T’s @ Ottobar

7/28 Sherwood, This Providence @ State Theater

8/5 Melee, LBC @ Ottobar

8/9, 8/10 Warped Tour VA Beach and DC (Acceptance, Gratitude, Bleed the Dream, TDAA, MXPX, Relient K, FOB)

8/18 Acceptance, Cartel, P!ATD @ Sonar

8/19 Acceptance, Cartel, P!ATD @ The Norva

9/11 JamisonParker and Waking Ashland @ Ottobar

9/12 Socratic, Houston Calls and Valencia @ Sonar

9/18 TDAA @ Prov Rec Center

9/25 Hidden in Plain View, Halifax @ Prov Rec Center

9/29 Just Surrender, Valencia, October Fall @ Fletchers

10/2 Just Surrender and October Fall @ My Brother’s Place

10/6 Fall Out Boy, P!ATD, TSL, MCS @ 9:30 Club

10/7 Bleed the Dream @ Ottobar

10/9 SOTY, Anberlin @ Sonar

10/10 TDAA, Socratic @ Ottobar

10/20 Senses Fail, The Early November and Saves the Day @ 9:30 Club

10/28 MXPX, Rufio, Over It and Relient K @ 9:30 Club

11/6 Acceptance @ Recher Theater

11/6 The Honorary Title @ Ottobar (only made it for THT, missed Waking Ashland!)

11/14 The All American Rejects and The Academy Is… @ 9:30 Club

11/16 Matchbook Romance, Gatsby’s American Dream and Armor For Sleep @ 9:30 Club

12/6 Halifax, Punchline, I Am the Avalanche @ Ottobar

12/8 Just Surrender, June @ Club East Coast

12/10 Spitalfield/PWTs/The Audition @ Ottobar

12/11 Spitalfield/PWTs/The Audition @ Prov Rec Center

12/15 Kris and John of the Ataris @ Ottobar

2006

1/5 HIPV, Houston Calls @ Ottobar

1/22 Story of the Year @ 9:30 Club

1/30 Armor For Sleep @ Ottobar

2/10 TAI, Acceptance, P!ATD, HGB @ 9:30 Club

2/26 TSL, GAD, Cartel @ 9:30 Club

3/1 MBR, Amber Pacific, The Early November @ 9:30 Club (Take Action Tour)

3/4 Take Action Tour @ Canal Club

3/26 Hit the Lights @ Club East Coast

4/19 TSL, GAD @ Alley Katz

5/7 Flipside Festival (HIPV, TDAA, Cartel, The Matches, Mae, Valencia, Over It, Transition, Amber Pacific)

5/10 Paramore @ Ottobar

5/11 Paramore @ Jammin Java

6/1 TheAudition @ Ottobar

6/10 GAD, Forgive Durden @ Ottobar

6/15 Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavillion (Amber Pacific, DTEA, Cartel, Paramore, HGB, AFS, June, TAI)

6/22 Brand New @ Rams Head Live!

7/2 TheAudition, June @ 9:30 Club

7/7 Head Automatica, TBS, Angels and Airwaves @ Merriweather Post Pavillion

7/17 MXPX, Reel Big Fish, Transition @ The Norva

8/1 Brandtson @ Jammin Java

8/8 TheAudition @ Ottobar

8/9 Warped @ VA Beach Ampitheater

8/10 Warped @ Nissan Pavillion

8/17 Paramore, CIWWAF, Hit the Lights, This Providence @ Recher

8/18 Paramore, CIWWAF, Hit the Lights, This Providence @ The Norva

9/5 Amber Pacific @ 9:30 Club

9/16 Jon Stewart @ Merriweather Post Pavillion

9/17 Jack’s Mannequin @ The Norva

9/28 Jack’sMannequin @ Sonar

10/9 The Sleeping, Relient K, Plain White T’s, Hawthorne Heights @ The Norva

11/08 Spitalfield, Boys Like Girls, Over It, Punchline, Valencia @ Ottobar

11/09 AAR, The Format, Gym Class Heroes, The Starting Line @ Patriot Center

11/11 NFG, The Early November, Cartel, Hit the Lights @ Rams Head Live

12/8 Melee @ Ottobar

2007

1/10 Daily Show with Jon Stewart in-studio audience NYC

1/12 The Sleeping, Senses Fail @ The Norva

1/17 Fall Out Boy, NFG, Permanent Me, TEN @ 9:30 Club

2/17 The Matches, The Higher @ Recher Theater

2/26 Jack’s Mannequin @ 9:30 Club

3/11 A Change of Pace @ Jaxx

4/26 Paramore, The Almost, This Providence, Love Aracade @ The Norva

5/7 Relient K, Sherwood, Mae @ 9:30 Club

5/12 Mike Birbiglia @ Improv

5/21 MXPX, The Fold @ Recher Theatre

6/4 FOB, TAI @ Merriweather Post Pavillion

6/14 TheAudition @ Ottobar

7/16 Valencia, SAC @ Jaxx

7/24/25 Warped Tour VA Beach/MD

9/18 TSL @ Toad’s Place
10/2 Boys Like Girls @ Ram’s Head Live
10/24 TAI, Sherwood, The Rocket Summer, Cobra Starship @ 9:30 Club

11/10 Powerspace, Mayday Parade @ Ottobar

11/21 Paramore @ Rams Head Live

11/29 Paramore @ Toad’s Place

12/4 Spitalfield/The Graduate @ Ottobar

2008

1/29 Armor For Sleep @ Canal Club

2/10 Angels and Airwaves, Meg and Dia, Ace Enders, The Color Fred @ 9:30 Club

3/1 Lorene Drive, Farewell @ Sterling Comm Center

3/19 The Audition, Hit the Lights, Every Avenue, The Morning Light @ Canal Club

4/09 All Time Low, The Rocket Summer, The Matches, Forever the Sickest Kids, Sonny @ 9:30 Club

06/10 Just Surrender, Every Avenue, You,Me and Everyone We Know @ Jammin Java

6/16 We Shot the Moon, Jet Lag Gemini @ Jammin Java

6/27 Mercy Mercedes @ Canal Club

7/1 Powerspace/CIWWAF @ 9:30 Club

7/16 Warped Tour Merriweather Post Pavillion

7/18 All Time Low, Valencia, Hit the Lights @ Rams Head Live

7/30 Mercy Mercedes @ Canal Club

8/2 The Graduate @ Canal Club

8/12 Mercy Mercedes @ Jammin Java

9/11 Mercy Mercedes @ Jammin Java

9/23 The Morning Of @ Jammin Java

10/1 NFG @ Toad’s Place

10/13 ATL w/ Every Avenue, The Maine, Mayday Parade @ 9:30 Club

10/21 Relient K @ 9:30 Club w/ Ludo and This Providence

11/17 TAI @ 9:30 Club w/ We The Kings, My Favorite Highway and Carolina Liar

11/18 Cobra Starship w/ Forever The Sickest Kids, Sing It Loud and Hit the Lights @ The National

11/20 Jack’s Mannequin w/ Treaty of Paris and Fun @ 9:30 Club

11/29 Hawthorne Heights w/ The Mile After and The Color Fred @ The National

2009

1/14 Late Night with Conan O Brien taping/Mike Birbiglia show

1/17 The Academy Is and The Cab @ Jammin Java

1/31 Valencia @ Ottobar

2/2 Valencia, Houston Calls, Artsit Vs Poet @ The Canal Club

2/19 Rob Wriggle @ Sixth and I Synagogue

2/22 Sing It Loud, This Providence, Ludo @ Canal Club

4/28 FTSK, Mercy Mercedes, The Cab, We The Kings @ Recher Theater

5/5 Jack’s Mannequin @ The National

5/30 Give It All You’ve Got Festival (Mercy Mercedes, Holday Parade, The Goodnight Anthem, Go Radio)

6/30 Valencia, Every Avenue @ Recher

7/9 ATL, Cartel @ The National
7/14 Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post

7/16 The Audition, The Higher @ Sonar

7/28 The Cab, My Favorite Highway, Eye Alaska @ 9:30 Club

8/25 The Audition @ Canal Club

10/6 Relient K @ Recher

11/16 AAR @ Patriot Center

11/20 Family Force 5,Valencia @ 9:30 Club

12/1 Mayday Parade @ Canal Club

12/4 Eye Alaska @ 9:30 Club

12/27 My Favorite Highway @ 9:30 Club

2010

1/23 The Audition @ Jaxx

3/3 Jack’s Mannequin @ 9:30 Club

3/9 Jimmy Fallon taping

3/15 Sherwood @ Jammin Java

4/3 Mike Birbiglia @ Funny Bone

5/6 Angels and Airwaves @ 9:30 Club

5/8 Christian Finnegan @ DC Improv

5/11 Eye Alaska @ Canal Club

5/19 The Higher @ Alley Katz

5/26 Mayday Parade @ Hat Factory

6/16 Cartel @ Canal Club

6/24 Jack’s Mannequin @ Hat Factory

7/20 Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavillion (Hey Monday, Mayday Parade, You, Me At Six, The Cab)

8/15 The Graduate @ 9:30 Club

8/24 The Gradaute, We Are the In Crowd, You, Me and Everyone We Know @ Jammin Java

12/19 My Favorite Highway @ Jammin Java

2011

3/19 Go Radio, Valencia, Runner Runner @ The Quarter

4/27 FTSK, We Are The In Crowd @ Canal Club

5/26 Al Madrigal @ DC Improv

7/26 Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post

7/28 ATL, Mayday Parade, We Are the In Crowd @ The National

8/15 Jack’s Mannequin @ Wolf Trap

9/22 Steve Byrne @ DC Improv

11/26 Simple Plan, FTSK, The Cab, Mariana’s Trench @ Fillmore

12/16 Christian Finnegan @ DC Improv

2012

1/24 Hit the Lights, DRUGS, Sparks the Rescue @ 9:30 Club

2/10 Jack’s Mannequin @ 9:30 Club

2/12 The Cab @ Baltimore Soundstage

2/17 The Audition/We Are the In Crowd @ Kingdom

3/6 Mayday Parade/We The Kings @ The National

7/24 Warped Tour – Mayday Parade, We Are The In Crowd, Yellowcard, Tonight Alive, New Found Glory @ Merriweather Post

9/23 Boys Like Girls and The All-American Rejects @ Rams Head Live

11/13 Go Radio @ Kingdom

11/15 Yellowcard, We Are The In Crowd, The Wonder Years @ Rams Head Live

12/9 The All-American Rejects @ The Fillmore

12/21 Go Radio @ The Fillmore

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