Live Shows=My Happiness


March 7, 2012


Oh how I love live shows! Especially punk shows. Seriously there is something so unique about punk shows- the way the crowd reacts and the way the band treats the audience. It's so intimate. Ok, I know you're probably saying, moshing doesn't sound so intimate to me. But it's more about how the band connects with the audience- it's definitely a shared experience.

Anyhoo, what I'm trying to tell you is that Rion and I went to see the Dropkick Murphys yesterday at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. My ears are still ringing. No, I'm not kidding they really are! For those of you unfamiliar with the tabernacle it is a church turned music venue, and it is one of my favorites in Atlanta! We saw Flogging Molly there last year (we have a thing for Irish punk bands). 
 This was one of the opening bands. Unfortunately they were relatively unimpressive except for a bad A lady who was playing the accordion. Props to her. 
Next up was Frank Turner, who hails from England and concentrates on acoustic-punk. I loved him! The above picture is when the bagpipe player from the Dropkick Murphys joined him onstage- yes he is wearing a kilt. 
 The men of the hour! These guys are freaking awesome! This was one of the best shows that I've ever seen. The crowd was crazy (a fight broke out in front of us) and the music couldn't have been better! They rocked it. 
 One of their last songs they invited all the girls up on stage, and after that they just let anyone up. It was so unexpected! That's what I'm saying about punk shows though- it's just different and I love it. 

Ps: Sorry for the crappy photos, but I wasn't about to risk my camera in that crowd!

1 comment:

Jazz said...

That venue looks gorgeous. Flogging Molly just passed through my town!