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Good Riddance / Choke / Deville

Good Riddance/Choke/Deville: Live in Calgary, ABLive in Calgary, AB (2002)
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Reviewer Rating: 4.5


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Ah, another mid week All Ages punk show featuring yet another band I've wanted to see but never got the chance, Good Riddance. So for twelve bucks (canadian) I picked up a ticket to see this show, a good value if you ask me. Doors opened at 7 sharp, and Go For The Throat from Philadelphia took th.


Ah, another mid week All Ages punk show featuring yet another band I've wanted to see but never got the chance, Good Riddance. So for twelve bucks (canadian) I picked up a ticket to see this show, a good value if you ask me.

Doors opened at 7 sharp, and Go For The Throat from Philadelphia took the stage. The band ripped through 13 songs in about 20 minutes, and were pretty good for an opening band. The biggest disapointment for me is that the crowd really didn't get into their set, so the lack of crown energy was noticeable.

About fifteen minutes later, Deville took the stage to their hometown crowd. These guys had alot of energy on stage, and it made their songs sound better than they probably were. The crowd was totally into this act and their performance made me wanna check out this band soon.

The next act was Choke from Edmonton. This band is hard to describe, their sound was original so I really can't compare it to anything. Again, the crowd took really well to this band and the band put on one hell of a show.

The final act was Good Riddance. After about a fifteen minute set up, they finaly started up. I have to admit, I've only heard about 10 Good Riddance tunes, so Im not an expert on them, but the songs I've heard I loved. The whole place went up when they took the stage, and the crowd stayed into it for the whole 45 minute set in which the band played about 15 songs. The band had great stage presence and looked to be having a great time. They capped off their set with Libertine, which is my favourite Good Riddance tune and left the stage to a crowd wanting more. After about 2 minutes, thats what we got, they played 3 more songs to an even more excited crowd and finally took their leave.

This was a great show, all the bands did a great job and sounded different from one another. The crowd was totally into it, which made the show alot better.

 

 
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Anonymous (September 3, 2002)

I've only seen GR 2x, do they ever play "My War"? That cover is sick.

-sickboi

Anonymous (September 3, 2002)

At least *****Wuss-Emo-Rock***** decided to point out exactly what two other people already did. NO DETAIL, WAH WAH WAH. You little fuckshit, you're name says it all, fucking gomer-esque cock raven. Eat a net, fReAK!

WussEmoRock (August 31, 2002)

very detailed review, I really got the feeling of what all the bands sounded like, haha. next time please use some sort of detail!

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

Anonymous (August 30, 2002)

Alright to be honest, this review was very dry and thin. i agree with the first kid down there, how about adding some details? How about describing these bands? How about giving examples of the songs that GR played? geez

Anonymous (August 30, 2002)

Choke by far stole this show.. man they are amazing

Anonymous (August 30, 2002)

I saw this show in van and it was a rad show apart from deville who sound like every other crappy skate pop punk band outta alberta, yuck.

Anonymous (August 30, 2002)

do people not know how to give any detail in reviews? I could have seen a flyer for this show and found out the same things about it just from looking at that as I did from your review.

Chris Corradini

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