Last concert: Just got home from Billy Talent / Rancid / Rise Against.
Awesome show. But, I'm getting too damn old and I'm too out of shape for mosh pits. Every muscle in my body is sore right about now. I'm going to have to literally crawl to my bed at this rate.
Still, awesome show. I wasn't expecting much from Billy Talent as the opener, based off of the album versions of the songs they have on youtube, but they have a TON of energy live, which is useful.
I was never much of an old school punk fan, so I've only heard a few Rancid songs prior to the show, but they put on an excellent show as well.
Maybe I'm biased, but Rise Against put on the best show (as they should, they're the headliner). My only complaint was they stretched out their encores way too long. Some of those songs, they could have put in the first part of the show, before walking off stage for 15 minutes and keeping us waiting. I can't remember exactly, but it was 4 or 5 songs played for encores, two of which were acoustic. They actually stepped off stage in the dark twice to build anticipation. I just don't think that was necessary.
Other than that, a ton of energy, good crowd interaction, a great time.
As for my next concert? Not sure, I rarely have time for concerts anymore. I was lucky enough to be on vacation from work this week.
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