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Circa Survive Adapting To Really Big Show

Of the Oakland Press

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Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green acknowledges there are some aspects of the Philadelphia hard/progressive rock group’s live show that seemed like a better idea in conception than execution.

“There’s balloons,” Green, 25, divulges, “all different-sized balloons that get released during different songs. The first couple we throw out aren’t a big deal, but the last two rounds are 3-foot and 5-foot balloons.

“When they’re that size and they’re coming at you, and you’re in the middle of a song and they’re all over the room, it’s ... really weird.”

Nevertheless, Green and his bandmates — who are promoting their second album, “On Letting Go” — are happy to have the opportunity to put on a show for their fans that goes beyond just them playing the songs.

“We brought some bubble machines and confetti cannons and stuff like that,” Green notes. “We love the Flaming Lips. We love the idea of people coming out to a party atmosphere rather than just a performance. It makes it that much more fun for us, too.”

Circa Survive, Ours, The Dear Hunter and Fear Before the March of Flames perform Friday (Nov. 23) at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $17. Call (248) 399-2980 or visit www.royaloakmusictheatre.com.

Web Site: www.royaloakmusictheatre.com

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