As promised, Blink-182 Review

Headliner: blink-182
Opening Acts: Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French
Date: 8/25/09
Venue: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Let’s start with a brief overview. This show was amazing. Great bands, awesome performances, and not to mention the added bonus of it being a reunion tour.

Chester French: Not much to say about them. The tickets for the show said the show starts at 7pm. Well, at 7, Chester French was already finished and Taking Back Sunday was on stage. The only thing I can assume is that their performance was not that great considering during blink-182’s show, when Mark Hoppus thanked the other bands/asked what the crowd thought, Chester French was booed right before Mark and Travis jumped into a 20 second cover of “Jimmy Choo Shoes.”

Taking Back Sunday: All I can say is I’m disappointed at Adam Lazzara. The music was absolutely fantastic. Great set list which picked from both old and new albums which was much to my delight. The set list included the most recent hit, “New Again”, and the amazing classic, “Cute Without the E (Cut from the Team).” Unfortunately, while the band was getting into the music, Adam Lazzara just stood there… swinging his mic… like he always does. That alone is what killed the performance for me. What happened to the old Taking Back Sunday? Ya know, the one that didn’t get full of themselves and actually tried to make their fans happy??? Anyways, like I said, good music, bad Adam Lazzara.

Weezer: I’m not a big Weezer fan. Correction. I wasn’t a big Weezer fan. Weezer put on amazing show playing some newer tracks from The Red Album such as “Troublemaker” and “Pork and Beans” but still played some classics such as “Buddy Holly” and “Undone-The Sweater Song.” They also opened with Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” and closed with The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Go.” Rivers Cuomo was amazing, running around the stage, dancing, jumping into speakers; just amazing. He even played all the instruments by having them record a loop of him playing and then playing it over as he went to the next instrument and when it was done for all the instruments, “Island in the Sun” was playing which was a very interesting treat.

blink-182: And now for the main event. As always Mark, Tom, and Travis always put on an amazing show, despite the fact that it seemed as though Tom was a bit under the weather. If you take the Greatest Hits album and shuffled it up, you would have 15-16/18 songs from the set list. The jokes were minimal compared to The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show but it was made up for with a great show and one of the most amazing drum solos I have ever seen. Travis Barker was strapped into his chair for the encore and flew out over the crowd with his drum set. Mark also threw the guitar given to the band as a thank you from Panic! at the Disco into the ocean off the stage which was awesome. Tom was cracking jokes and trying to get back into his usual routine, stroking c*ck and tickling balls but Tom will be Tom. All in all, don’t break up again and come back soon!


~ by joemama1696 on August 28, 2009.

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