Against Me! / Fiya / Humpty Dumpster

Against Me!/Fiya/Humpty Dumpster: live in Urbana-Champaignlive in Urbana-Champaign (2002)
No Idea Records

Reviewer Rating: 5

Contributed by: RyanRyan
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I was extremely excited to find out that Against Me! was to play a show near were I live. After the 150 mile drive we arrived in the town. we laughed at the fact that we were a couple hours early; little did we know that we would need every little minute because my friends and I had trouble find.

I was extremely excited to find out that Against Me! was to play a show near were I live. After the 150 mile drive we arrived in the town. we laughed at the fact that we were a couple hours early; little did we know that we would need every little minute because my friends and I had trouble finding the place. After several hours and three phone calls to the place, we arived at the Independant Media Center. We were hungry so we decided to eat. After eating at a sit down restraunt (I wanted fast food) it was a minute before the show WAS supposed to start, so I ran out of the place only to find like 25 kids waiting outside, luckly it did not start yet.

Ten minutes later, we walked in to find Humpty Dumpster starting to play. They play chick fronted rock and roll. Not my cup of tea, but by the reaction of the croud, I could tell they were good at what they do. go visit their web site: www.humpty-dumpster.com

Second was Fiya, all I knew about them is that they play hardcore punk. After a quick set up, they started talking. Their guitarist, (who was very nevous) anounced that it was only their 2nd show. Let me tell you that they were great, they played a set filled up with short songs with yelling. After their set ended I bought their cheap 5 song cd (it is really good). I think that they will be well known in a few years.

Next up was the band I came here for: Against Me!, who plays Anarcho folk punk. I highly recomend you buy an Against Me! cd, becouse they are very talented. They took the stage and they totally rocked this little venue. It is amazing to look around and see the whole room bouncing around, and yelling the lyics to ALL of their songs. Off the top of my head they played these songs (not in order): Pints,Julie,those Anarcho punks,Reiventing Axl Rose, baby im an anarchist, and then acoustic, Tom did: 8 hours of sleep, and another that I can not think of. They played a few others but I forget what they were. Sorry. in between songs, They were talking about their home state; Florida. After a few moments it got quiet, I yelled,"America's Wang". That got a few laughs, and I was proud. After the show , I confronted Tom the singer/gutiarist and told him his band rocks, then I left.

Overall this was a great show, It was well worth the five bucks I paid to see a three really good bands play. I was looking foward to this show more than Warped tour, and let just say it was far from disappointing. I highly recommend going to this show if it is in your town.


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Anonymous (August 2, 2005)

nothing regarding xhikex was a joke. you're obviously an idiot.

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Anonymous (February 8, 2003)

thats crazy

Le_MAD (January 29, 2003)

Against me signed on fat.

Anonymous (October 8, 2002)

Against Me! fucking rules.

Anonymous (July 22, 2002)

I never heard of xHikeX....

Anonymous (July 22, 2002)

xHIKEx was a joke.

Anonymous (July 18, 2002)

FIYA ROCKS! They are one of the best punk bands out there! Definitely check them out!! But i'm from Florida, so maybe i'm biased. :)

Anonymous (July 18, 2002)

"were all presidents, were all congress men, were all cops..."

good song

Anonymous (July 18, 2002)

against me is good

Anonymous (July 17, 2002)

The only band that ever counted in that toilet of a twin cities was xHIKEx. Anyone who wants to argue with that should pick up the new edition of Late Sunday Afternoon Depression, out soon.

Anonymous (July 16, 2002)

Against Me! is better than your favorite band.

Anonymous (July 16, 2002)

humpty dumpster does suck... there are only a couple good C-U bands right now... and to think "they" said it would be "the next seatle" after that whole early 90s thing. fuck that.

Anonymous (July 16, 2002)

That was a damn good show. Against me is the shit. But on the subject of humpty dumpster; its the best name ever, and their singer is pretty hot...thats about all theyve got goin for em though...fiya's shirts were screen printed on the backs of thrift store t-shirts. damn thats tricky

Anonymous (July 15, 2002)

I was at this show. Great. The other acoustic song Tom played- er, started to play before he forgot the lyrics- was We Did It All For Don. Other songs: Walking Is Still Honest, Jamaican Me Crazy, What We Worked For, Politics Of Starving and a new one that was simply labeled "Disco" on the set list. If Against Me! plays within five hours of you (it was about four for me) you have no excuse not to go to the show. Oh yeah, Humpty Dumpster sucked. Hard. Fiya did not suck at all.

Anonymous (July 15, 2002)

Against Me is great; they will carry the torch now that AMERICAN STEEL is gone. I want another disc though. Reinventing Axl Rose is awesome, but kind of short. Along with my Dillinger Four albums, a new Against Me disc would rock my world.

toaster (July 15, 2002)

Your right, i think that it was just his (the guitarist's) 2nd show

sorry about that

Anonymous (July 15, 2002)

that place is a bitch to find

Anonymous (July 15, 2002)

Yeah, i saw against me last week in athens. it was the best show I've been to in quite a while. if anyone has not heard these guys yet, check them out. you will be hearing lots from them in the future. Are you sure Fiya said it was their second show? They've been around for a couple years. I think they recently changed their lineup, maybe thats what it was. Anyway, both of these bands are great and everyone should check them out.

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