Punk rock legends Pennywise announced a one-off show at the Majestic Ventura Theater in downtown Ventura County where they know they are welcomed with open arms from their dedicated fans. Pennywise got their name from the evil clown monster from the Stephen King horror novel, It. These last few shows have been celebrating the band’s legacy as they have been touring their asses off for 30 years since 1988. To no surprise, the Ventura Theater sold out ahead of time. Even before doors opened, there was a huge line of people waiting to get in to see these punk legends.
The lights went out and the packed venue cheered as the members of Pennywise came out and started the show with Fight Till You Die. A perfect intro to the show as fans went wild with mosh pits and crowd surfers in true punk fashion. The next song was Rules from their Pennywise debut album and it proved to get the audience just as wild as the opening song. The third song was Homesick, another classic track from their catalog. It seemed no matter what song Pennywise played, fans could be seen singing along and going wild. The whole band had a very energetic presence to them and watching them go crazy on stage, it was impossible to sit still as fans not moshing were seen head banging and singing along. Other classic Pennywise tracks played were Perfect People, Same Old Story, Unknown Road, and the title track Pennywise. Before continuing the show, founding member and guitarist Fletcher thanked the fans for supporting Pennywise for 30 years and how they weren’t gonna stop until the fans told them to. Nearing the end of the show, Pennywise brought out the best as the started to play their catchy track Fuck Authority and had the fans singing along to the chorus. Pennywise next played a cover of Stand By Me starting off slow at first, then speeding it up punk style for the rest of the song to keep the energy going. To end the show, Pennywise started the familiar bass intro that everyone in the venue recognized. The fans in the mosh pit went crazy once again as Pennywise played their biggest hit and always closing song, Bro Hymn. Everyone in the venue was singing along to the song’s chorus of “whoa-oh-oh-ohh, whoooaaaa oh-oh-oh-oh”. To make it even more special, fans rushed the stage to dance and sing along with Pennywise until the whole stage was covered with people. Pennywise finished the show and left the stage leaving the audience with nothing but smiles on the faces of their lifelong fans.