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The announcement that Have Heart would be reforming to play a series of four reunion concerts 10 years after playing their final show as a band soon turned to panic, as all shows sold out in seconds. Even though the band had been putting out music and playing shows as FREE, clearly a lot of people missed Have Heart. Ticket demand was high, and scalpers soon began taking advantage of Straight Edge and Hardcore fans of the band, demanding upwards of USD$400 for a ticket to one of the shows.
In response, the band added a series of additional shows, including one at the Worcester Palladium Outdoors, on July 6, 2019. The Worcester Palladium Outdoors show was to be entirely immune from scalpers, having the capacity to support a crowd of almost 10,000 people. And as expected, tickets were still available for the show on the day of - selling out a 10,000-person venue for a handful of Straight Edge and hardcore bands was impossible, wasn't it?
In fact, over 8,000 people showed up to see Have Heart play alongside classic Straight Edge bands like Shipwreck and Down To Nothing, as well as Vein and Ammunation. Watch the insanity below.
Video by Sad But True. Check out the Friday night show as well.