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Broloaf! ha ha ha Yeah. Fuck those putos. I've played with a lot of bands over the years, some more professional than others, and I think I know a bunch of bullshit Cockstar posturing when I see it, and man, I gotta say that those flat brimmed sporting, wearing their hats sideways frat boy mentality ass grabbing chodes in Broloaf just reminded me of how much that shit sucks. It's been awhile. I didn't know bands still did that shit. They set their gear up right in the friggin' middle of the stage at the Beauty Bar, and when we told them to move that shit to the back, they said 'No, we can't move it. Agnostic Front wanted the gear right in the middle of the stage (I think they were back lining but not sure). So we, well not me actually, because I plenty of room in the back of the stage, but for the rest of The Civilians up front, between the huge ass monitors near the front of the stage, and the dooshbag Broloaf equipment in the middle of the stage behind them, well, there wasn't much room to move around at all. Pity. And then they play after us, and it's comical. Schticky, unoriginal pablum puke soft as baby shit Punk band. They had confetti cannons. Enough said. One of the front men had a wrestling belt he was displaying as he was talking like a brain drain steroided out wrestler of some sort, and I dunno, it got old real, real fast. Their friends, who all got in for free because Broloaf took it upon themselves to use all the passes for the other bands +1's to get in, seemed to enjoy the mediocrity though. They sang songs about smoking weed and going to raves. Whatever. They couldn't end soon enough. And what does Agnostic Front do when they finally get on stage? Bitch and complain because they had to move the equipment to the back of the stage where it belonged in the first place. Dicks. So yeah, the award for Biggest Douche In The Universe goes to Broloaf. Fuck those clowns.
Other than that, it was a pretty OK gig. After The Civilians played, the 'nickel fucking beer night' officially got under way, with people giving the bartenders a quarter and getting back 5 cups of Pabst, and then immediately looking around for 2 or 3 people to give free beers to. I didn't pay for a single beer all night! LOL The antifreeze was much needed, as it was freezing balls cold outside, and those damn space heaters the Beauty Bar had spaced around the outdoor gig area weren't doing shit to keep people warm. Loved hearing scene chicks in barely there booty shorts bitching to their boyfriends that they were cold and wanted to go home. Who wears shorts when it's obviously going to be freezing cold outside? Very dumb people obviously. Oh, and Roger from Agnostic Front. He was sporting cut off sweats while he was pouncing around up on the stage... heh
Agnostic Front were shockingly bad. Seriously. They came out playing almost everything from the Victim In Pain album, but they were playing the songs at like, half speed or something. The fast parts were played slow, and the slow, breakdown parts were played fast. Weird. The bass was non-existent, and Vinnie Stigma's amps wasn't even turned up, which is par for the course nowadays. He's fucking great at getting a crowd going though. He had those way-too-fat-and-way-too-old-to-be-Hardcore-dancing guys up front going nuts with his fist pumps and forward leaps. Agnostic Front was all shitty drums, badly played guitar, and mumbled vocals with missed lyrics. Sad. I had to get out of there, because I was so shocked at how bad the band sounded, and they definitely weren't worth standing around in the cold for, so I grabbed Erika and Bob and packed up the gear and went Home to defrost. If I would of known that Jeff was going to get up on stage with Agnostic Front and sing a few songs, I would of made the effort to stick around and videotape it or take pictures or something. Or at least tried. My fingers weren't working too well, so I didn't take any pictures of any of the bands. At least that's the excuse I'm giving myself about it. Thankfully Bricktop made the effort of standing around in the cold worth it though. They played a great set full of sing-song fist pumping Street Rock / Punk / Oi! anthems. Not as good as the set they played at Gary's Place, but still, pretty impressive.
Music Review:Living On Hope Street. Vol. 3
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