Check the bands Facebook page often, call the radio station and people you know to try to get the inside scoop on what time the plane will be landing, because you just have to be that much cooler than everybody else, right?
Make sure to take lots of pictures and videos and Instagram and Facebook the shit out of them all, to let us know what we missed out on and how much awesomer your life is than ours.
And when you go to the overpriced concert you paid waaaaaayy too much for, and splurge a couple hundred bucks on some overpriced, watered down beer, which you have to drink to make the band sound good like they used to be, make sure you grab a couple of those overpriced tee shirts from the concession stand on your way out. Is the irony of he sports jerseys being sold by a Metal band lost on everyone but me? Oh well, doesn't matter, you're going to buy as many of them as you can, because without those, how will people know how cool you are? LOL
I've never understood the fascination with Iron Maiden, especially with the Punx. Do. Not. Get. It. To each their own and all that but still. Early stuff, tough, killer, real. Everything with Bruce Dickinson - ghey.
Bruce Dickinson ruined that band. RUINED THEM. Worst thing that could of happened to them was getting that mystical midget with his lame D & D rip off lyrics to sing for them. When they started singing about demons and eagles and Greek mythology and Norse legends, I tuned out. Nicko McBrain is a lazy, shitty drummer. Cool guy though. ;-)
Meh. I'm over it.
You guys go have fun with the bright lights, loud booms, brightly painted stage sets, watch-the-band-on-a-video-monitor-because-you-can't-see-them-on-the-stage band play their mediocre music from their lame new album. Maybe they'll play that song that you loved in high school. Maybe they won't end their set with Wasted Years. Maybe. As for me? I'm gonna go Downtown to the High Rollers Scooter Rally and listen to pseudo Hipsters spin records from the times when Music was good and from when bands were worth the effort to see live. I'm gonna be that old guy with a bad back standing around smoking cloves and looking bored.
Pictures of Alan Six playing at the Dive from the same gig last year were posted - click here to check those out. Alan Six are scheduled to be on the Pints With Punks radio show sometime soon. That's gonna be fun, to say the least.
Pictures of Downstroke playing on that slanted piece of concrete at Juhan Park in Tucson, AZ were posted - click here to check them out. Downstroke are a good, energetic young band and some cool guys as well, so check them out when you get the chance. Their Facebook page is right here.
Pints With Punks now has a website - pintswithpunks.com. There's not much there at the moment, but you can find the archives of past shows there, so if you missed out on it the first time, or just wanna hear what kind of shit we're talking, you can go to that and hear it all for yourself. Pints With Punks also has a Twitter account, because that's what all the cool kids do nowadays, don'tchaknow? ;-) Our Twitter is - twitter.com/pintswithpunks.
Gig Review on the spectacle that was the Punks Dead: SLC Punk 2 opening night here in Las Vegas, and you can click here to check that out. I'm still surprised and saddened that the young Punx love the shit out of that movie.
Speaking of all the young Punx, big ups to all those dirty fucks who klashed with the Klan in Anaheim today. That's something you'd never see a Punk Rocker over the age of 30 doing... heh heh