So, GBH; Punk veterans who have delivered a little over 3 decades of service on their first stop of their american tour(Dallas)!
Fist Full Of Oi! played a great mix of things ranging; ironically, closer to straight punk. The numbers that really lit up the crowd(aside from the songs about zombies, and robots), were their covers of Sham 69 "If The Kids Are United", and The Misfits "Die, Die, My Darling". They blazed through their set, and even managed to fit an extra song in their time slot.
Outernational is probably the most different band you'll find around. With one glance at all the strange instruments lying around, you know something is either about to go horribly wrong, or horribly right! As soon as the band rushed the stage they completely took the audience's attention. Their singer constantly twitched and shouted, while the rest of the band looked like they were enjoying themselves as much as a person can possibly show! Their songs included a range of topics, like the immigration laws in Arizona, the Gulf oil spill, and more. They had an amazingly unexpected sound, and were one of the most memorable bands I've heard live.
G.B.H. made the crowd erupt with excitement with the first chords ringing into the air. For the next 10 minutes the crowd was a churning sea of Punks stoked beyond containment. The first break came when they briefly stopped to say Hello, and explain that they missed Houston because their Visas were delayed by the US Embassy, before breaking into "Diplomatic Immunity". Of course the churning sea was immediately kicked into hyper drive at the mere mention of an older song.
All of them played very tight, and Colin was great about handing the microphone out to mic hungry crowd goers(ever seen "Shark Week"?).
They had a nice bit of spontaneity; they skipped over a few songs on the set list to play some unplanned ones like "Cadillac One", and the famous Iggy and The Stooges cover, "I Feel Alright".
In preparation of the crowd demanded "Big Women", Colin selected 3 girls out of the audience to dance to the song, and subsequently "Generals".
By this point G.B.H. had already played through what would be a normal set, but the audience wanted one more. They busted into a song rarely seen live, a cover of The Clash "White Riot". The crowd pushed and shoved twice as hard; anything to get to the microphone and shout the chorus.
After "White Riot" G.B.H. quickly bid everyone good night, and after a few handshakes; left the stage.