For the best fucking concerts of the year. Seriously, why is it always late fall/early winter when the best tours come around? The holiday shows RULE.
I went to my first concert since Warped Tour [which was my first Warped Tour ever!] a couple of weeks ago, and it felt great to go to a show again.
Sunday, November 18th: I saw Yellowcard, supported by The fucking Wonder Years and We Are the In Crowd at the Boston House of Blues. My ex/friend likes We Are the In Crowd so she came for them. We saw them at Warped too and they put on a pretty good show both times. Then the Wonder Years, always a spectacular performance. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen them. I think it was two years ago now, the first time I saw them at Club Hell in Providence. Damn I wish I kept track of all the great shows I’ve been to. Then I saw them last October at the Boston House of Blues on the Pop Punk’s not Dead tour with Man Overboard, Set Your Goals, and New Found Glory. THAT show was fucking awesome. I don’t know Yellowcard that well, but they put on a great performance.
Thursday, November 29th: Last night I went out to The Met in Pawtucket, RI to see Man Overboard fucking tear the place down. This was my fourth time seeing them just in the past year! Last October at the House of Blues on the PPND tour, then last December at Club Hell’s last show with Handguns in Providence, and then the third time at Warped in July at the Comcast Center in Mansfield. The only thing that sucked about last night was that they are on tour with Never Shout Never. I respect them, but the two bands have completely different fan bases. I was really nervous standing through the two opening acts with a bunch of twelve year old girls and their parents lined up along the walls. The Met is a pretty small club, with no stage security or anything. But anyways, as soon as MO came on it seemed like everyone just came out of the bushes. I saw a bunch of guys that were obviously just there for them as well, so I joined them and showed those little kids who the fuck Man Overboard is. Fucking awesome time. Some jackass tried to fight me because I bumped into his girlfriend, and the event security guy grabbed him in a chokehold. The thing is, the jackass didn’t realize he was a security guy so they started to fight. Like hard punches, kicks, that guy got fucked and they dragged him out the back door. Man Overboard rules though. Then we all bounced when they ended. Fuck Never Shout Never.
Here’s what I have lined up for the next couple of months:
Friday, December 14: Royale Boston @3:30pm - The GK Holiday Show
The Wonder Years
A Loss For Words
The Dangerous Summer, Hit The Lights, With the Punches, Brian Marquis, State Champs, Kid Jerusalem, I Call Fives
Thursday, December 27: The Met, Pawtucket RI @ 7pm
Sunday, December 30: The Palladium, Worcester MA @ 6pm
Four Year Strong
5th Annual Holiday Show
Make Do And Mend
I Hate Our Freedom
Wednesday, January 23: The Met, Pawtucket, RI @ 8:30pm
Vanna | Into Hell’s Mouth We March
When it all comes down to a frozen ocean between us,
Keep me alive, you’re everything that keeps me
I’ve got more than just pictures to keep you in my sight
When destiny becomes clear, I’ll keep my head up