2017 was, without a doubt, full of woah moments – both in and out of the music industry. We asked a bunch of our musician friends to tell us about the moments that shocked them the most!
Check out their answers below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Be on the look out for more Year In Review lists recapping the crazy year that was 2017 in the coming days!
TJ Horansky of Sleep On It
Personally, the biggest “Woah Moment” of 2017 was playing main stage at Riot Fest. We were the first band of the day on that stage, so I wasn’t sure if anyone would show up. The crowd was insane. I still get chills when I think about people singing along during our last song, “Unspoken”.
Kevin Lyman announcing Warped Tour’s final full national run. That tour has been paramount for both bands and listeners’ summer festivities for a long time now.
Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, and all the other musical icons that passed in 2017.
Brooke Daly – Infectious Magazine Staff
As a music fan, you get used to new material and festival tours on a consistent basis. Mainstays seem like they have no expiration date, though, unfortunately, we all must bid farewell to the things and people we hold dear. The Vans
Warped Tour is no exception. Founder Kevin Lyman announced that 2018’s run would be its last, just shy of the festival’s 25th anniversary. Warped has been a constant in the scene, despite its controversial moments, and brought many people together throughout the years. It’s difficult to say goodbye to a festival that brought all sorts of people together, primarily when it was so unexpected and came unannounced. I remember being shocked then and am still struggling to grasp that next year’s day (or two) in the sun will be my last Warped. I’ll miss it dearly.
When the FCC repealed Net Neutrality.
Lola Campbell of The Complex Dialect
Sami Marshall – Infectious Magazine Managing Editor
Music is a safe space, and there were way too many attacks on music this year. From the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the safe community that we all have worked so hard to build over the years was threatened. But I feel the music world came out stronger than ever in 2017.