Caamp Concert at Thompson’s Point – September 3rd, 2023

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Photos by special guest photographer and the voice of the Maine Savings Amphitheater Facebook page – Kyleigh Moore

Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine, came alive on the evening of September 3rd, 2023, as music enthusiasts gathered to witness a spectacular performance by Caamp, with Del Water Gap opening the show. The stage was set for an unforgettable night of music, and both artists delivered in spades.

Del Water Gap, a singer-songwriter who had spent the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scarborough, opened the evening with heartfelt emotion. He began his set with the poignant track “Better Than I Know Myself,” a song that seemed to resonate deeply with the audience. Del Water Gap shared his dreams of playing at Thompson’s Point, a testament to the resilience and hope that artists held onto during the challenging pandemic times. In a touching moment, he revealed that his first-grade teacher was in the crowd that night, adding a layer of nostalgia to the performance.

As Del Water Gap’s set continued, the crowd’s energy grew, and it was clear that this was a special night for both the artist and the audience.

Then came the moment everyone had been waiting for – Caamp took the stage to an eruption of cheers and applause. They kicked things off with “Believe,” a hit from their latest album, Lavender Days. The crowd sang along passionately, creating an electric atmosphere that would persist throughout the night.

Caamp continued to deliver hit after hit, with “Think of A Name” and “On & On & On” taking center stage. The band’s signature blend of folk, indie, and Americana resonated with fans, and there was a sense of unity among the diverse group of concertgoers who had traveled from all corners of the country to follow them on tour.

In a heartwarming moment, a fan exclaimed, “This is the best CAAMPING experience of the summer,” a sentiment that seemed to echo throughout the venue. The band’s music had clearly touched the hearts of their dedicated following.

As the night progressed, the audience began chanting “Ohio,” hoping to hear the beloved song from Caamp’s 2019 self-titled album. Lead singer Taylor Meier acknowledged the crowd’s enthusiasm, saying, “I’ve got a great lineup for tonight, but keep chanting at me, and I’ll trash it all.”

The concert by Caamp and the opening performance by Del Water Gap at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine, on September 3rd, 2023, was nothing short of magical. It was a night of dreams fulfilled, shared nostalgia, and a celebration of music that brought people from all walks of life together. In the end, it was a reminder of the power of live music to unite and uplift, leaving everyone in attendance with lasting memories and a sense of connection that transcended the stage.

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