20 Years of Sticks and Stones

New Found Glory, Four Year Strong proved that pop punk's still not dead at their sold-out Cleveland show on July 22, 2022.


Once upon a time I was a pizza delivery girl and New Found Glory was one of the bands you'd find included in my CD binder. "Truth Of My Youth" was my anthem, as I was a few months shy of graduating from high school, with plans to pursue my dreams of being a music journalist in the city of Cleveland. With that being said, you could have knocked me over with a feather if you told me I'd be in the House of Blues Cleveland photo pit, a week and some days after my 34th trip around the sun, taking their photos. Younger me, who heavily resonated with the songs off albums such as 'Catalyst' and 'Coming Home,' would be pretty amazed by the way life has turned out. To be honest, current me is pretty amazed. Being able to preserve this moment in time for a band who played the soundtrack to many broken hearts and teenage angst is the cherry on top to what has always felt like coming home when I'm in Cleveland.


On Friday, July 22nd, along with Be Well and Four Year Strong, New Found Glory performed a sold-out show to the beautiful people of Cleveland. They performed 'Sticks and Stones' in its entirety before returning to the stage for an encore that was a literal second set full of a variety of songs from their catalog, closing the evening with "All Downhill From Here."


All images captured by Mollie Crowe. Copyright © 2022 Little Blackbird Photo LLC. All Rights Reserved.