Past Life + Parachute Day
March 22, 2019
The Apple Hole
Photos + words by Sara Easter
Friday, March 22, 2019 was filled with passion as Parachute Day and Past life came together on both of their tours for one night to play the Apple Hole in Chicago, IL. The basement was full to the brim of people, eager to see both bands. I had the opportunity to be right up front for both bands and it was a wild ride!
Opening the night was Past Life. These Philly boys made the opening spot feel like a closing spot with their immense energy! They played multiple songs off their upcoming album, and closed with a fan favorite, North Brother. One of the most unique things about this band is the way they play. It doesn’t matter if the room is full of people or if there’s one person in the crowd, they make the most of every single set. You can see the passion and love they have for both the music and each other. It’s contagious!
Later on in the night, Parachute Day played a heartfelt set. These instrumental boys from Illinois just recently ended their tour in celebration of their new EP, Moral Support. Though still a small band, they play with such an energy that you don’t realize that you’re only in a basement! The most unique thing about them is the fact that they go without vocals, but that doesn’t stop them from getting the crowd riled up – and that’s exactly what happened during their set on this Friday night!
Throughout the night, the bass player of Parachute Day, Tim Recio, kept saying he felt there was something special in the air that night. And he was right! That night was filled with so much love and joy! From seeing plenty of talented bands, to making new friends and seeing old ones, it was quite the special night. Be sure to catch Past Life as they hit the last leg of their tour this week! They have a little under a week left of their SXSW tour, and they’re headed back to the east coast. Also, be sure to give Parachute Day’s new EP a listen!