School has begun, the leaves are changing and as we wind down to the first days of Autumn we take a step back to enjoy the remaining hours of the Summer. You know what spells Summertime? PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Sublime w/ Rome and The Offspring. The lawn is where the party is at tonight and thanks to that crazy Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster class action lawsuit, tonight cost the magical price of zero dollars.
Set List: You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid ,All I Want, Come Out and Play ,(Can’t Get My) Head Around You ,Hammerhead ,Have You Ever, Staring at the Sun, Want You Bad ,Bad Habit ,Gotta Get Away ,Gone Away (Piano),Why Don’t You Get a Job?,Americana, Pretty Fly (For a White Guy), The Kids Aren’t Alright, Self Esteem
The Offspring kept it pretty concise, hitting all of their big numbers in a span of exactly one hour. The set list is posted above and I’ve got some pretty shaky videos (because, as you know, I’m not very good at anything) for everyone to enjoy.
Set List: Date Rape, Smoke Two Joints, Wrong Way, Murdera, You Better Listen, April 29th 1992, Panic, The Ballard of Johnny Butt, Badfish, Let’s Go Get Stoned, Doin’ Time, Scarlett Begonias, What I Got, Santeria.
Much like The Offspring, Sublime w/ Rome comes out and plays an hour of songs that I know. I’ve included the set list in this post. The lawn was cloudy. There was plenty of dancing. Beach balls aplenty as we’re really milking this final week of summer for all it’s worth.
Second to last song was What I Got and they brought a little dog named Cheeseball out to Rome (see what I did there?) the stage. I thought that was like the cutest thing and I’m a cat person. It’s funny, I had two extra tickets to this that I was looking to dump off for free and I had a friend laugh at me. That’s cool, but tonight was hours of fun for me at the cost of zero dollars. They were also giving out free, like, tote bag things, which I can use instead of plastic because the planet. I profited on this night.
If the ‘Summer Nationals’ Tour is doing anything correctly, it’s giving us to chance to catch The Offspring and Bad Religion on the same bill. Unfortunately, the only date of this tour that I can make it to is the one at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park down the shore of the Dirty Jerz. As mentioned in the past, The small, indoor actual Stone Pony is glorious, their ‘Summerstage’ is atrocious. If it wasn’t bad enough this venue is basically a parking lot with a stage and terrible sightlines, it’s gotten worse. How you ask? Well, they’ve added bleachers that block the view of half of your standing room only crowd and you can sit there for a fee of $25. That’s 25 extra dollars on a 46 dollar ticket to endure the struggle of trying to see the band you paid to see. Sodomy is always a fun time, I’ll pass on your bleachers.
Bad Religion was on stage delving into their set at 7:55 the latest. It was pre-8 for sure. This is my 2nd time seeing Bad Religion and the 2nd time I saw them open for a band that hadn’t been around as long as they had (Rise Against headlined last time) and it was the 2nd time I found myself feeling the need for more Bad Religion when the night was over. They had a good mix of both old school and new school hits. Stranger Than Fiction, Sorrow and You Are The Government were huge crowd pleasers alongside a couple of my own personal favorites 21st Century Digital Boy and Infected, the latter of which I made attempts to get on video.
As fun as this is the picture is becoming more and more clear that we’re going to have to move up somehow. Pretend our friends are up front or something. When Bad Religion was closing up shop at what couldn’t have been too far passed 8:30( which is an insane thing to think about), a couple of folks headed out of the pit and before we knew it, Pam and I found ourselves about 5-7 rows of people away from the front. Then the memories of the view of the pit last time I was here began to flush the the front of my head. I turned and said “You know we’re going to die, right?”
A shade after 9, the intro played and the band came out to play Smash in it’s entirety, as it’s celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year. Smash can be used a few different ways here. It is indeed the record they’re playing. It’s also what’s happening to us as this set begins, endlessly. Tried to be tough and stick my camera into the air and just take the blows, but before the crowd went ‘all in’ on screaming the acapella portion Bad Habit, I was being wildly flung back and forth like a rag doll in the mouth of a hungry pitbull. I stumbled back and found myself smack dab in the middle of this slam dance pit-circle thing and had to dodge some 200+ pound dude coming straight at me Lawrence Taylor style. Held my camera in both my hands for dear life and just took the hits for the most of the record, literally and musically. Got to have that “let loose and enjoy the show moment” (was forced to by savages) jumping around like a nutball, but somehow before the record was over, I had made it arms length from the stage and avoiding any more moshing. The played Smash in order with the exception of skipping Self Esteem and saving it for the album finale. They took a short break where a juggler performed. Seriously.
Now, back in wannabe journalist mode I was able to capture most of the 2nd half of the set. All I Want kicked things off followed by You’re Gonna Go Far Kid. Besides some pain, this is the most fun I’ve had at a show in some time.
Offspring really bringing the good times even if it’s to such a swampy shitty place to be. Swampy or not, Noodles is killing it just like it’s the old days, and Dex is somehow appearing to look like a ghost in every single picture I have. Some light drizzle started to fall, which didn’t bother me as much as all the beer that was dumped on us.
If I ever write a novel about going to concerts I’ll title it “A Cold Beer Drips Down My Leg”.
Staring at the Sun and Why Don’t You Get A Job, probably not in that order were thrown into our greatest hits portion of the evening. Can’t Get My Head Around You, Americana, and Pretty Fly For A White Guy preceded The Kids Aren’t Alright and before you knew it- just like that the show was over before 10:30.
The band played tons of songs, I don’t feel cheated or anything but I just wonder if they realize it’s a Friday night. It’s probably the Stone Pony’s idea, as they had a late show happening inside after we headed out.
What a great night, fun times. Feels like I got gang raped in a prison yard but it was all in the sake of punk rock and nostalgia, and who doesn’t appreciate that in their lives from time and time again. For those interested in listening to me trash this venue some more, head over to JayPorks.Com to hear my weekly podcast.. or just check it out below.. I’m far from finished venting about this venue.
The plan here was to post the pic of all the bands and just name a handful of ones that us here at Concert Confessions are fans of and stuff like that. Then, as I kept reading into the poster containing the lineup for the 2014 Riot Fest in Chicago, this thing just has so much one would want to check out. Your top billing is The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, The National, Rise Against and Weezer while The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer,The Offspring and Staten Island’s very own Wu-Tang Clan rounding out your ten highest billed performers. Dig deeper into the lineup and you’ll find Pussy Riot, ThurstonMoore, Kurt Vile. You’ll also run into Failure and The Dandy Warhols. The Afghan Whigs are back, and you guessed it, they’re here too. My new favorite heroes(i.e. Dave Grohl/Safe Music) Mastodon is at this party as well. Feel free to have some fun too, throw a little Cheap Trick in your day. Things you don’t see here: Outkast, Lorde, Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, Skrillex and all those other garbage festival junkies you see on every card. Lots of music with guitars here.
Highlighted acts below, check out RiotFest.ORG for ticketing details and all that jazz.
Hey look at this, there’s something besides the Green Bay Packers that happens in Wisconsin. July 18th through 21st in Cadott, WI, 2013’s version of Rock Fest will leave your ears ringing with the sounds of bands like Megadeth, KISS, Korn and The Offspring. Yes, we agree that it’s an odd combination of headliners. Other notables performing include: Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman, Seether and Halestorm. Cheeseball acts like Whitesnake and Motley Crue also are set to please thousands of 50+ year old women wearing their concert tee shirts from High School. Hey, at least they offer free hot showers. Head over to the Rock Fest Official Website for ticketing information, camping inquires and all that good stuff.
UR1 Music Festival Lineup led by Kanye West, Lou Reed and Jane’s Addiction
So it seems we’ve run out of creative names for festivals, but it doesn’t hurt to have an almost endless line up. That seems to be the case with UR1 Festival , which takes place in December 8th and 9th a Bayfront Park in Miami. Headliners include the likes of Kim Kadashian’s newest squeeze Kanye West, The Offspring, and that guy who ruined Metallica, Lou Reed.
Of course we kid about Lou Reed ruining Metallica (Metallica ruined Metallica this year). The rest of this line up rounds out pretty awesome with appearances from Slash(who split an awesome bill with Foxy Shazam this fall), fun., those weirdos Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, space rockers Ghostland Observatory along with Janes Addiction.
For up to the minute festival details, head over to the official website by clicking here. For the full line up, plus festival trailer, that’s all down below.
Amazing how things work out sometimes, it’s the whole “life evens out” thing. Great weeks you have end terribly and some of those terrible weeks end awesome. Tonight was fortunately one of the ladder as we embark on the 77th edition of the Jay Porks Never Ending Concert Series. Tonight it’s the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Yea that’s right, another trek into Dirty Jersey, this time it’s The Offspring with Dead Sara and NeonTrees. Say what you will about The Offspring(and I mean 95 % of the Concert Confessions crew, especially Reverend Justito who’s probably cringing at yet another Offspring review ), but that’s one of the few bands that has songs with lyrics that relate to me personally on every level. I’ve been a fan forever, and may not be up to date on their latest record but am still totally psyched to be seeing them. Also, Neon Trees in the past couple of weeks has gotten way more appealing to me as I hear more and more of them now with the new Alternative Station in New York City. And I know at least one Dead Sara song, they’re a hard rockin’ bunch. So this show (albeit a bit pricey $43 plus fees) was a must see. Especially when Jay Porks Experience veteran Pam being as into all this as I am, along with our buddy and new comer Janine-who’s concert cherry we will get to pop tonight weeks before I’m giving a horrible toast at her wedding. Doors set for 5:30. Show I’d assume at 6:30.
Dead Sara is most definitely alive(Stop pretending that you don’t love my puns) as they kicked ass all the way from the parking lot. My typical style of being unorganized and having no sense of direction has us in the car attempting to down beers (at Supermarket prices) as Dead Sara hit the stage at 6:43. Surprised they didn’t go full cavity search on me there-they were tough at the gate. Event staffers included a gander into my pack of cigarettes and everything. Finally made it to what was going to be our spot, down in front but not too far up and by 7:10 “Weatherman” was already deafening the place.. Here’s a band that should be bigger. They were amazing, and they were without a doubt the loudest band to hit the stage on this night. I saw a few Dead Sara tee shirts too, which surprised me at first, then delighted me by the time they went off at about 7:15. They would fit right in playing with a band like Ume, you heard that here first when the world eventually starts listening to me.
Some bands have songs that are catchy and stick in your head even though they are annoying as hell. It’s like you’re being duped into becoming a fan of a band sometimes, only to find out two or three singles later that it’s nothing but crap, And that’s sort of what I was expecting from Neon Trees, who hit the stage at roughly 7:31. It feels so good to be so wrong. Early in the set they had a song called “Sins of My Youth” which was a serious head-nodder. And “Teenage Sounds” is another interesting one. I’ve got my camera in hand waiting for the songs I know, while the lead singer, Tyler Glenn is full of all sorts of banter-both funny and true. It was about a half hour of the band absolutely killing it when this dude says “Two years ago we wrote this song and we recorded it and out of nowhere people started singing.. singing it in the shower and started singing it in all the offices complexes and all the other real ‘idiotic white people areas’ to sing songs. If you hate it, you can go get a beer and a hot dog and come back for the Offspring, this song’s called Animal”. I was never a vocalist, and never claimed to be one-but this guy can really sing. The way he can bend some of the notes in the slightest of ways is what makes the biggest difference. This is showcased really on “Everybody Talks”, the jam of theirs I’ve been getting wasted to almost every night since they did it on Letterman. They went off at about 8:20. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed these guys. Good band, great live band.
At 8:56 The Offspring hit the stage just as the fully darkened night sky was settling in. “Hurting as One” and “All I Want” started off the night and now we turn around and notice we couldn’t get to the back if we tried, in case stuff got crazy. Stuff did start getting crazy, I saw some crowd surfing attempts during “Come Out And Play”-but this is New Jersey, they don’t do it right. Really shocked how good Dex sounded. His voice hasn’t changed a bit. And it’s not one of this Axl’s Roses deals, to the right you got Noodles tearing it up. This is freaking awesome. I can’t believe I’m finally seeing the Offspring! During the craziness of “Bad Habit” during the break that song has Dex led the crowd into singing the line: “You stupid dumb shit god damn mother fucker!”, successfully. During “Gotta Get Away”, I noticed my first 30 seconds weren’t recording because I double tapped the button. It was the best three something minutes of my week as I screamed along those lyrics. “There’s demons in my head and it’s more than I could take”.“Starring At The Sun” really heated things up and we’re only about 10 songs in, and “Days Gone By” is already in the rear-view mirror.
Now the lights get low and no one’s on stage but Dex and one of the guys in the band is playing keys. He starts into “Gone Away”, in total, gospel style I guess. Like he Adele’d the song up. Then, Emily Armstrong from Dead Sara comes out to join him on vocals, and all I’m doing is waiting for the guitars to come out.. and they never did. The version wasn’t terrible, but in this writers opinion it could have been a lot better if they had the gnarly guitars wrecking shit on stage and you can still have Emily from Dead Sara out there-it’s not like she’s in a band that plays soft pop music.
Hell, they’re heavier than the Offspring. How bout the full Dead Sara band comes out and they play the heaviest, loudest version of “Gone Away” ever? That would’ve been awesome. But my first time seeing one of my favorite bands and they completely took one of my favorite songs and sacrificed it to a goat. It’s not like there are any songs slow in tempo at all to this point, I don’t understand what that was.. And while we’re on the topic of things that were annoying as hell tonight: WHY ARE ALL YOU PEOPLE SO TALL? My shoulder is deader than Sara right now, and the video is trash. I mean it’s good for the elements I was dealing with. I mean, no slam dancing broke out near us but because I had to have my arm fully extended to reach over the Rutgers Basketball team plus people up front holding up their iPhones blocking my angles. All the videos are a shaky mess, and these Youtube trolls are going to destroy me in the comments section. The Stone Pony’s Summerstage set up is nothing short of terrible. It’s a slab of concrete, it’s basically a parking lot with a stage. No incline at all. You move back it’s not like there’s a better view. Saw Social D here last May and remember hating this place. We need to do size order at these things-like back in 5th grade.
After “Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?” I turned to Pam and Janine and said “The acoustic is out, ‘Why Don’t You Get A Job?” has to be next”. And it was. What a song. Hope you can’t hear me singing on the video of that one. “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” is a song I loved off their last record that I had totally forgotten about. “Pretty Fly For A White Guy” was my ring tone for about four years a few phones ago. That song is about me in Junior High School minus getting tattoos. Then “The Kids Aren’t Alright” completed the Quad-Phekda of songs that made up for the crappy Stone Pony Summer Stage. They ducked off at 10 o’ clock.
They came back out for the encore and played “Americana” then another forgotten favorite “Can’t Get My Head Around You”. Now the running theme through this show is how close to home these song hit me on a personal level, and nothing sums that up more than the final song of the evening: Self Esteem.
This is a song about every part of Jay Porks. Seriously. My girlfriend in High School used to cheat on me with all my friends, and I never dumped the girl I just “made her dessert” in a sense and would let it go. Shows the kind of person I am. Anyway, as Dex starts the line “Late at night she knocks on my door, drunk again and looking to score” I remember that about a week or two ago I received a text message from this very same High School flame who cut me loose 7 or 8 years ago saying that she was outside my house and I should come out. Now, I’m not saying that she was “drunk again and looking to score”, but hell I’m going to pretend that was the case for this instance as the Offspring are telling the story of my life on stage. The perfect end to a unique evening.
Dead Sara/Offspring/Neon Trees North American Tour Dates
Now continuing in a year of cool tours, Dead Sara is set to be joined on the road with The Offspring and Neon Trees. Dead Sara begins their trek August 11th and will be combining forces with The Offspring and Neon Trees August 31st at the Fillmore in Detroit. September stops at the Stone Pony in NJ and Terminal 5 in NYC may lead to a review ending up on this very website. We shall see.
All the dates below were taken from the Dead Sara official website.
Free concert? Why yes I shall travel the miles to see “The Offspring” for free as they were one of the bands on the concert series at the St. Louis Fair at Soldiers Memorial Park this past weekend. Getting there was easy, considering there was tons of events going on in St. Louis and surrounding areas, but thankfully my friend has an uncle who works at the hotel that is adjacent to the House of Blues and he hooked us up with free valet parking which was only four blocks away from the fair. That was a nice surprise and Thank you to Beth’s uncle for doing that for us.
After dropping the truck off we made our way to the entrance of the fair as the second band of the night was already on stage. A huge crowd had started gathering, but that didn’t matter to us as the Offspring didn’t go on until 9pm giving us plenty of time to get a spot on the rail.
The Offspring had two openers, Fivefold and Building Rome, again we just caught the last part of Building Rome and they were a good little band, played some cover songs to get the crowd going and got everyone worked up for the Offspring.
We walked right up to the right side of the stage and stood behind some girls that I knew were short enough for me to see over, and low and behold they left after the second band finished. I’m thankful I did bring tissues with me as we were right in front of the speaker and they worked out great for ear plugs. Oh and hey, the Offspring rocked!
The Offspring promptly took the stage at 9pm and started right away into “You’re Gonna go Far Kid”, and also continued with “All I want”. They have just released a brand new album called “Days Go By” and they did sing several new songs off of that album, the set list is listed below:
Your Gonna go Far Kid
All I want
Come out and Play
Days go By
Have you ever
Staring at the Sun
Gone Away (dedicated to the victims in Aurora Colorado)
The Future is now
Kristy, are you doing okay
Why don’t you get a job
Want you bad
Pretty Fly (for a white guy)
The Kids aren’t alright
(Can’t get my) Head around you
As you can see they played an array of songs from older albums, and the brand new one, this was my first time seeing them in concert and they did not disappoint, I would love to go see them again. They sounded just like they do on the album, Dexter’s voice was good, and Noodles guitar playing was right on point, he stated that this was the best crowd they had in St. Louis.
Even though there was “no moshing” signs posted all over the venue, those got torn down once The Offspring hit the stage. You can’t really stop a crowd from moshing to a punk band I don’t think, it’s what is suppose to happen and the Offspring made it happen. It was a great concert in a great location (you can see the Arch behind the stage) and just a great day. Thank you St. Louis Fair for a great experience.
This is an experiment. I want to see if anyone actually cares about The Offspring in 2012. I assume they have a few loyal fans from way back when, but who are we kidding this band has not had a decent song since Clinton was president (and even those songs have not withheld the test of time). So yeah here is Off Key Dexter, Noodles and some other twats stinking up the Jimmy Kimmel Live outdoor concert stage last night. If you actually think this is good, please leave a comment to help us with this experiment.
Initial Artists Announced For The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival
The Sunset Strip Music Festival is set to return to the streets of West Hollywood on August 16-18th 2012.
The 2012 Honoree will be Sunset Blvd legends The Doors. The festival will also feature its annual outdoor concert smack dab in the middle of the Sunset Strip. Below is the entire lineup as of June 28th 2012.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
SSMF Celebrates The Doors at House of Blues Sunset Strip
The Roxy Theatre
The Black Marquee
Diamonds Under Fire
Whisky A Go-Go
Jack Russell’s Great White
Pretty Boy Floyd
The Hard Way
Everyday Feels Like Sunday
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
House of Blues
Hank III + special guests
RZA with full band
Viper Room (early show)
Viper Room (late show)
Little Miss Nasty
Whisky A Go-Go
Teddy Campbell Band
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
Outdoor street festival stages
Black Label Society
Far East Movement
De La Soul
The Roxy Theatre
Street Drum Corps
Burning Of Rome
Caught A Ghost
Love And A .38
The Stone Foxes
The Knife Outline
Dim Mak after party with surprise performances
Whisky A Go-Go
Cold Blue Rebels
Brandon and Leah
98-7fm’s “Close to Home” Roxy Lot Stage
Family Of The Year
The Vim Dicta
Jared James Nichols
Saturday, August 18 AFTER STREET FEST (separate tickets required for entrance):
Viper Room (doors at 10 p.m.)
House of Blues
Subhuman Tour (featuring Diesel Boy / Bare – dubstep DJ event)
Additional artists rocking both outside and inside the various clubs that make up the Sunset Strip will be announced at a later date. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and you can click here to purchase.
As of press time we can only start the rumor that Jim Morrison’s Hologram will make an appearance at some point during the weekend.
This actually sounds really cool. It is called the Riot Fest and it is going down September 14-16 in Chicago. While the lineup tends to be rather heavy, one can’t notice such diverse acts as The Jesus and Mary Chain and Elvis Costello. The event will take place at Humboldt Park and the Congress Theatre. The best part is that tickets start at $18 a day. Below is the full line up (as of 05/14/12) and ticket are available by clicking here.
Riot Fest 2012 Line Up:
Rise Against, Iggy and the Stooges, The Offspring, Elvis Costello, A Day To Remember, Coheed and Cambria, Descendents, Gogol Bordello, Dropkick Murphy’s , NOFX, Alkaline Trio, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Gaslight Anthem, AWOLNATION, Slapstick, The Promise Ring, Chiodos, GWAR, August Burn Reds, Less Than Jake, Built To Spill, Frank Turner, Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, No Bunny, A Wilhelm Scream, Screaming Females, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Sister Crayon, Deals Gone Bad, White Mystery, Larry and His Flask, The Story So Far, Japanther
Update #1 – GWAR posted this map on Facebook so we figured we would add it.
2012 KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta Set Times and Webcast Details
You remember a few months ago when we shared with you details of the 2012 KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta? With the show sold out for weeks chances are you won’t be getting into the venue formerly known as Irvine Meadows this weekend. Thankfully the fine folks over at KROQ have not only announced the set times for the show, they are going to webcast the entire thing. To watch this Saturday’s webcast, head over to KROQ.com on Saturday. To check out the set times, look down below. To read our review of the 2010 KROQ Weenie Roast, click here.
Bud Lite Stage Dos:
Walk the Moon 2:30 PM
Of Monsters and Men 3:00 PM
Grouplove 3:30 PM
AWOLNATION 4:00 PM
Garbage 4:50 PM
The Dirty Heads 5:25 PM
Angels & Airwaves 6:00 PM
Pennywise 6:35 PM
Silversun Pickups 7:15 PM
The Offspring 7:55 PM
Incubus 8:45 PM
Coldplay 9:35 PM
Of course make sure to check out KROQ.com for all the up to the minute details on this annual event.
KROQ Announces Details For the 2012 Weenie Roast Y Fiesta
You’ve read about the KROQ Weenie Roasthere at Concert Confessions in past years, Known for groundbreaking lineups, were not 100% sure if this line up is going to blow anyone’s mind as hard as past years, but for your hard earned dollar you get a day in the sun with the likes of Coldplay, Incubus and The Offspring. Oh and for those of you who like Pennywise, there’s always that. With the event celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary, we can only hope KROQ has some surprises up their sleeves. Perhaps unannounced performances from some of the bands that played the first Weenie Roast? Our vote is for Terrence Trent D’Arby.
Going down on Cinco De Mayo at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater in Irvine, CA.
Tickets go on sale to KROQ Street Team members starting April 5th at noon via Live Nation/Ticketmaster. Tickets for the 2012 KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta are sold out. Tickets up front will set you back $85.00 while the lawn at the very back of the corporate sponsored music venue will cost you $45.00. A complete lineup for the 2012 Weenie Roast Y Fiesta is down below. For up to the minute information including, please check out the KROQ website by clicking here. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to The Surfrider Foundation and Heal The Bay.
“Shit is Fucked Up Tour” 2009. What a way for the Offspring to embark on a north american Sojourn. Yes the economy stinks, people are unemployed…kids are way beyond bored! and this tour came at the right FUCKIN’ time. The show started with a punk/folk guitarist by the name of TURNER. Ok music, not my cup of tea. he should have employ a band cause he really scream every word of every song. Next up SUM 41. i remember these guys a few years back were an MTVsensation. To my surprised this band packed a punch. Frontman Deryck “Bizzy D” Whibley worked the crowd from left to right, even bringing some fans to see the show from the stage. totally awesome. i understand that they lost their original guitar player but the “new” guy TOM played and sang very well. SUM 41 is all fun on stage, not to be missed. The Offspring took the stage at 9:30 at night and deliver a great set. the hits that we all come to love were played (well a few were ommited ) but it was truly a hit after hit attack by the band. Noodles was awesome but he never looked at me though i was standing right in front of him…go figure! Dexter is a great vocalist and his rendition of Gone Away in piano was awesome. the band was truly in top form. it was a sold out show. close to 3,500 fans. i’m ready for another show from the offspring. i met a couple from San Fransico that were on a small tour of their own, seeing the band in california, new jersey and new york. what a life. here are my pictures from the show and some videos from other fans.Offspring Genocide Live
Pointfest at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The first summer concert of 2009. Here was the the lineup: The New Translation, Street Dogs, Inimical Drive, Greek Fire, Parlor Mob, Framing Hanley, Hed P.E., Shiny Toy Guns, Cavo, Hurt, Anberlin, Blue October, Ludo, The Used, Sick Puppies, Taking Back Sunday, Chevelle, The Offspring and 11 local bands.
Here are the bands I watched:
Killer Me Killer You: Local band. The funny thing was my brother had given me their cd a couple of weeks ago, but i hadn’t gotten the chance to listen to them. I was surprised by how good they were. They play a cover of T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” that is as good as the original.
Sunday But Summer: Also a local band. I enjoyed their music and was impressed to find out that the band members are still in high school. It’s cool that they got the chance to play at a show like Pointfest.
Lead singer of Sunday But Summer
Framing Hanley: I didn’t really know much of their music, but they were pretty good.
Hed P.E.: They put on a great show. They really got the crowd into it.
Shiny Toy Guns: My third time seeing them live. They were okay.
Anberlin: Very good live.
Blue October: My third time seeing them too. One of my favorite bands. They played a short set, but still amazing.
The Used: Only saw part of the set, but very good.
Sick Puppies: My fourth time seeing them. Great as always.
Taking Back Sunday: This was were the fun really began. About halfway through the set, a pit formed on the lawn and I had to join in on that. I must say, moshing on the lawn is more fun, it hurts less when you fall.
The pit during Taking Back Sunday
Chevelle: Very good live. Another pit formed. Me and my friend joined in on this one too, we were the only girls. We took down three 13-year old boys in the pit haha.
The Offspring: Didn’t stay for their whole set, but they were pretty good live.
This Pointfest ended up being better than I expected.