When my daughter tells me to listen to something, I listen to her (now anyhow). She’s been right too many times, so on her recommendation I hauled butt over to the far side of the Louder Than Life festival grounds to catch Being As An Ocean. I had researched them, listened to their music, and even written a little blurb about them as pre-festival promotion. None of that, not even my kid’s edict, prepared me for what I was about to witness. If I could get in a time machine and put my camera away for this set, I swear I would. This is a band that is solely focused on their music and the connection it has created with their fans. Singer Joel Quartuccio spent more time in the crowd than on stage, and that’s exactly where he looked like he needed to be. I have rarely witnessed such absolute love from one group of people as I did this day with Being As An Ocean. I’m thankful to have witnessed this communal outpouring of love, affection and appreciation between fan and band. Dig into the music and catch them if they come to your town.