Dead To The World ripped through a set of melodic anthemic style Punk, which had a range of influences including a bit of Oi!. They got the first pit of the night with a few of their dedicated fans inspiring others to join in. They played tight, and fast, and got the bonus of playing to the biggest opening crowd of the night.
Dickey Hands did a set featuring new songs which seemed more like their 2008 performance with Agent Orange, then my recollection of their 09 show(also with Agent Orange). It was an off-the-wall set with sounds carelessly switching from hardcore Punk, to more of a screamy head banging style, and sometimes a mix somewhere between. They got the best of that night while playing some short joke improv songs(played more like rap than punk) which had sophisticated topics like "queers", and "your mom". It was easily the rawest set that night. Most of the show attendees wouldn't know though, because they seemed to migrate into the outdoor area rather than watch.
Agent Orange hit the stage after a few very short mic checks with "Mr. Moto" immediately followed by "Tearing Me Apart". So, far everything is normal, the audience is going wild, the band is playing spot-on and intensely fast, and the pit has formed. But after finishing their initial opening they announced it would be a special set featuring some new, and old songs you probably haven't heard live. Which was quite true! Some highlights include "America"(which hasn't been played in about 25 years!), and the performance of their new halloween cover single "This House is Haunted" with "Whistling Past The Graveyard"(both of which fit better than you could imagine in their set).
The show had a very intimate, and fun mood. Only 3 songs in and someone was requesting "Bloodstains". So, much to the shock of the crowd Mike, followed by Perry, and new drummer Dave Klein immediately launched into said song. However, right as the first verse approached they suddenly stopped, and announced that it was coming later on. Despite some string breaking problems the entire set went smoothly, and only lost the pit(which was an intense oval of about 7 people, others not daring to enter) during "Wouldn't Last A Day", and "I Kill Spies"; "The slow songs". Slow being a relative term, of course with Agent Orange.
Other Highlights include: "Voices In The Night", "El Dorado", "Bite The Hand"(which was dedicated to all the TX ditch skaters) "No Such Thing", "Too Young To Die", "Everything Turns Grey", "Secret Agent Man", "Somebody To Love", "Bloodstains", and many more.
They had nearly reached the end of their set, when they announced "The Last Goodbye", which usually lives up to it's name at live shows. This time though, they called Laramie Dean, their road help who doubles as an amazing surf guitarist, to join them in playing "Pipeline". Which also featured a string breaking for Mike Palm, but was fixed with some quick compensation tuning. At the end the crowd was allowed to scratch at Laramie's guitar as the song ended, and the band slowly made their way off stage.
Get on it! Check out the Pictures!