with Billy Raffoul
10.4.17 // The Norva // Norfolk, VA
Photos by Ashley Moody
Words by Ashley Moody:
NEEDTOBREATHE have this way of making you feel like you're the only person in the room. And that the room is a home for all your fears and desires. They began the show with an explosion of their older rock n’ roll tracks. Bear will help you put on your dancing shoes with his soulful voice, paired with the band’s incredible beats. Bo surfed through the crowd while still slaying on his guitar. Just after that, I thought there wasn’t anything this band could do to impress me more. As they left the stage, we were all chanting for them to bless us with a few more songs. Moments later, we see lights shining from behind us up to the ceiling. Bear was now in a jacket covered with mirrors walking through the crowd. He sang, hugged, and high-fived as many people as he could on his way up to the stage. As he walked passed me, he grabbed my hand and looked me straight in the eyes smiling at me. I cried. I will always have admiration for this band. If you have the chance, please take the time to see them!