It was an eventful day for many fans at the historical Mint venue in Los Angeles on May 19, 2013. Some were waiting as early as 11a.m., suffering through the sun and heat. They all did this for the opportunity to stand in the front row during Honor Society’s first 2013 show on the West Coast as they headlined at Overture Con.
Overture Con is a two-day event created by fans. It is an opportunity to listen to different bands; both new ones and old favorites. This is a once in a lifetime experience where fans can get the whole VIP experience in such an intimate setting.
Honor Society, made up of New York natives Michael Bruno, Andrew Lee and the New Jersey native Alexander Noyes proudly call Los Angeles their second home. Despite having only lived in L.A. for less than 5 years, the band has developed an extensive and loyal fan base. This is especially true and is evident, as there are always so many familiar faces in their crowds.
Before Honor Society even took the stage at 11 p.m that night, the band started earlier in the day by having a panel with moderator, Jessica Amezcua. The panel lasted for about an hour. Fans were actually allowed to interact and ask questions during the last portion of the panel. This was an opportunity to ask the members any die-hard questions.
Following the panel, Honor Society took about five lucky fans backstage to hangout with them in a relaxed setting for a good hour in their dressing room. The band talked about crazy tour stories on the road, former bus drivers, the behind the scenes work of getting a tour ready, their kickstarter fundraiser during their Cinco De Live Chat and their upcoming documentary. They even talked about bass player, Andrew Lee’s upcoming wedding. It is no secret that Andrew Lee will be getting married to his fiancée, Elizabeth Prokopiak on Friday. May 24th in Malibu, CA. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple from everyone at Celebsecrets4U.
Honor Society always says, “We don’t play shows, we throw parties”. And that is indeed a fact. CelebSecrets4U was there to experience and witness it first hand and front row. The band played a 45-minute set with new songs from their recent album to older fan favorites. They even played “See You In The Dark”. It is still very nice to see fans doing the “honor roll” dance to the song. The Honor Roll is an original dance made up by the band.
Want to know more about the Honor Roll Dance? Check out a tutorial here.
Honor Society definitely knows how to put on an entertaining show where fans of the band can let go of their worries for the night and jam out to their favorite songs. Their music is very upbeat and easy to rock and dance to. Even the bar tender and waiters at the venue were unable to keep from bobbing their head to the very catchy beats.
Honor Society has been named one of six breakout bands to watch by Rolling Stones Magazine and identified as a Buzzworthy band by MTV. They have released several albums such as A Tale of Risky Business, Fashionably Late, which actually reached number 18 on the Billboard 2000 in the first week, A Tale of Risky Business 2, and Serendipity. They have toured with artists such as Timbaland and The Jonas Brothers.
Honor Society recently finished their Serendipity Tour on the East Coast. With former member, Jason Rosen’s departure of the band earlier this year, they have now gone in a new direction with filming and producing a new documentary called, “Overnight Success*”, 10 years in the making. Stay tuned for the release of the movie in early 2014. Meanwhile, stay on the lookout for updates on their twitter and YouTube accounts. They will be releasing more information about the movie there.
Want to hear Honor Society on your radio? Make sure to keep voting for “Serendipity” on Sirius XM Radio: 20 on 20.
Interview with Michael, Alex, and Andy and footage from Overture Con below!