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