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Room 101... Well in case you haven't already heard Room 101 is one man playing guitar over pre-recorded bass and drums, while standing in front of a giant projector, playing literally everything you'd find on TV in an almost nauseating way. He got great crowd reaction(even from The Restarts!), even though they were distant most of the time, the cheers got louder as they managed to slowly make sense of the madness.
H.R.A. played lightning fast, and they really got the crowd moving. The first thing noticeable upon walking in on their set is a giant swirling pit behind a dedicated barrier of people up front. They played through about 20 songs, along with a crowd demanded encore. It was probably the highlight of their set, because people began to go even more crazy then already were when they realized it was a cover of D.R.I.'s "Couch Slouch".
The Restarts managed to get every person to dance at some point in their set. They played fast, hard, abrasive, political Punk, and some extremely up beat Ska-core. The crowd ranged along with music, going from a pit, to a more slam dance style, some mandatory skanking to the Ska riffs, and even dancing like monkeys(upon request of The Restarts), to a song about Intelligent Design. They played well, and they were interactive with the crowd. For instance when their guitarist broke his string they announced their "Open Mic Policy" for any crowd goers with some jokes. In general they're such a fun band, it's not hard to lose yourself in the excitement. Absolutely worth seeing as a Headliner.
MDC played through a whopping 30 going on 40 songs, most of course from their first album and EP's along with some of their newest songs. As soon as the first speedy notes rang out the whole floor broke into a giant churning slamming zone, though no actual circular pit it was still amazing. The whole performance was so insane it's mostly a blur. When you're not shoving, getting shoved, running to the microphone, or just caught up singing the likes of "John Wayne Was A Nazi", or "American Achievements", then you still get to witness one of the most intense bands ever. Highlights amidst the slamming memories of chaos include: Dave getting mobbed by fans onstage before they even start playing, All the many stage divers, Dave picking up a nearby kid onstage and placing him into crowd surfing territory(and of course helping him back down), Dave picking a girl out of the crowd to square dance with during "Chicken Squawk", and just everything about the show. Bottom line they haven't lost a bit, they still play faster than pretty much any other band, and they can still wear even the youngest crowd out... I speak out of experience...
As for songs they played you can see for yourself, too many great to name.
Yeah, seriously I'm not joking.