Ready or not. Here we all come.
Hell City Kings played a raw Hardcore Punk that immediately and unsurprisingly erupted the first pit of the night. When the band wasn't tearing through songs, they'd manage to find something to do for fun like wrapping themselves in duct tape or mooning the crowd["No, there's no picture of that!"].
Los Skarnales brought a number of their own fans making for an exciting pre headliner set. The nearly 10 piece, Latin Ska, group put on a crowd pleasing set full of audience participation. From getting in the crowd, and letting the fans shout out the lyrics, to calling the ladies in the audience on stage for some barrier-breaking, dancing and fun. They played for a little over a half an hour, and gave the show participants a taste of what was to come.
The Adicts had the stage covered with props, and decorations. Just seeing the infamous microphone adorned with ribbons and just about anything reflective, made the fans scream. Naturally, upon the band's entrance the shoving, and excited shouting began. After a quick instrumental performance of "Ode To Joy", Monkey(in his top hatted joker costume made to mimic his shining mic stand) made his way on-stage. From that moment the crowd sang every word of "Joker In The Pack" so feverishly you almost couldn't hear the band.
Whenever the band wasn't completely wrapped up in playing they would break out the many stage props including: ribbon-filled Champagne bottle(during "Tango"), umbrella loaded with glitter, and Giant cards thrust at the audience to reveal the Joker card("Joker In The Pack") just to name a few. They played a wide variety of songs, while placing slight emphasis on their first two albums. Fan favorites include: "Easy Way Out", "Numbers", "I Am Yours", "Bad Girl"(which had the band invite all the girls in the club on-stage for a second time that night), "Just Like Me", "Mary Whitehouse", and a quick version of "Singing In The Rain"(popularized in Clockwork Orange in case you actually didn't know that). The band made what could be called two encores, the last one featuring "Who Split My Beer?" sung like a choir by the audience, and carrying that spirit into "You'll Never Walk Alone". Thus ending the night by bidding everyone farewell, nearly 2 hours after taking the stage.
Now, go on! I could've mentioned enough eventful things to double the review in length, but you're really here for the pictures anyway! So, scroll on down!