Youth Relived. Now What?

Sis and I have come to the conclusion that we need to go to more shows. At least once a month. We're not teens anymore but going to shows together is always awesome fun, we always have an adventure and I always leave with a spring in my step that lasts for a few days. It's a great feeling and one I'd love to experience more often.

All ages, no alcohol show. The no alcohol bit had a few people upset but we went with the flow. We stopped for dinner beforehand and missed the first band but there was no way I was going to miss Shiny Toy Guns. After discovering that the stand seating was nearly empty, we found a comfy spot and settled in. STG were good but something I noticed live that hadn't occurred to me listening to the album is that they're all all over the place when it comes to their sound (a little pop, a little punk, a bit of electronica). They didn't play "Major Tom" but "Le Disko" really got the crowd going.

The Offspring were, as per the last time I saw them way back in the day, awesome. Their line-up smartly consisted of one new song/one old and you could tell the crowd on the floor was of the younger persuasion as they seemed to recognize all the new songs and not the old. I haven't listened to much of the band since the release of "Americana" but I still enjoyed myself and I'm thinking I need to pick-up some of the newer stuff for a listen. Sadly, they didn't play anything from "Ignition" - that made me a tiny bit sad.

I did get to play with my little camera, taking some video of the show - video which would have been much better if we were closer. It's also a little shaky - I need a guerrilla pod - badly.

The first video is an acoustic version of "Gone Away":

And the classic "Come Out and Play". The camera's audio recorder really doesn't like the bass:

It was an awesome night and yes, we'll be doing it again. I'm hoping next time it's at The Commodore and if it's not, we're springing for floor tickets. I was pining to jump into that pit.


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Rosie said...

I don't know if I could handle the mosh pits again...BWAHAHAA

Those gorilla pods are pretty cool, but I rarely use mine. The next thing I'd want for my camera is an extender!

June 12, 2009 12:27 p.m.

themarina said...

I saw one of those for the first time at London Drugs the other day! It's pretty awesome but I rarely take shots like that - the one below was a one of!

June 12, 2009 1:16 p.m.

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