February 9, 2003: Agent Orange / Ill Repute / Hollywood Hate / The Bad Samaritans / Lust / Thunderfist @ The Cooler Lounge
Now I couldn’t of asked for a better show for my birthday. Nardcore man! Reminded me of the shows at the Masque... heh heh heh. Anyways, after the Circle Jerks - G.B.H. fiasco, I headed straight to the Cooler Lounge to catch this show. It was so over sold. People were just spilling out of the doorway... rivers of pee flowed from the Food For Less all the way to Decatur. It was a sight to see. Missed most of Thunderfist. But my new friend Stacy from Utah said they were good, so I’ll take her word for it. I was way too busy drinking and chatting to pay attention to Lust, but what I did hear wasn’t too good. All the Locals were out in full force... Jess and his pink thong... Rick and his side burns... Pitt and his mesh shirt... even Dan was there. Straight Edge Dan? In a bar? Now I’ve seen everything! The Bad Samaritans still suck. Nothing’s changed since I last saw them at U-Gene’s many many moons ago. Hollywood Hate sucked as well. Dammit ! I wanted to hear some Ill Repute and I wanted to hear it now!! I went out side to chill... chatted with Mike Palm from Agent Orange and Matt from Walk Proud. Me and Pitt and Dan listened to The Loud Pipes live recording from the T.S.O.L.show... good grief! We were laughing the whole time at Dans cracking voice. Rushed inside to catch Ill Repute... about fucking time. From the first note they played, they place went ape shit for them. People were singing along to all the hits (Cherokee People - Laugh It Off - Sleepwalking - Clean Cut American Kid), stage diving and trying to circle pit in a pool of beer and god knows what else... It was a sight to see, I can tell you that! This was Pitt’s first time ever seeing Ill Repute, and it sure was a good show to see. Punk fucking rock. Agent Orange had no chance of moving the crowd like Ill Repute did, but they gave it the good ol’ college try. The few songs I recognized sounded OK, but they were few and far in between. Sometimes it happens. A band will just get smoked, and on this night, Ill Repute ruled the Cooler Lounge. Hands down. After everyone went home after the show, Me and Pitt ended the night chatting with Jock from G.B.H.. He liked Agent Orange, so there! Shows you what I know!!!