Plea For Peace / Take Action Tour 2002

Plea For Peace/Take Action Tour 2002: live in Seattlelive in Seattle (2002)
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I had high hopes going into this show, immensly high hopes, but unfortuantely for me and the rest of the Seattle crowd, T(I)NC was forced to cancel due to the injury of their drummer, and it definitely showed during the concert. I was really surprised by the turnout for the show, or put better, the.

I had high hopes going into this show, immensly high hopes, but unfortuantely for me and the rest of the Seattle crowd, T(I)NC was forced to cancel due to the injury of their drummer, and it definitely showed during the concert. I was really surprised by the turnout for the show, or put better, the lack of turnout. When I arrived at the Showbox for Reel Big Fish a couple of weeks ago, the line to get in stretched clear around the block. For this show, the line barely went halfway down the block. So, minus one band, I still went in expecting to see a great show, and for the most part, I was rewarded.

The Lawrence Arms was first, and because there was a 21 show after the plea for peace that night, they had to start early, so their wasn't too much of a crowd for them. The pit was non-existent, save for a few people bobbling their heads up and down. Yet, the Lawrence Arms still put on a great show. I haven't really listened to too much of their stuff, save for random Fat Wreck/Floyd compliations, but I was still impressed.

So after a short thirty minute set, Common Rider hopped on the stage, and the crowd definitely got into them. The pit was still small, but relative to the crowd size, it was still a good time. Common Rider played a very good set, even though I still didn't recognize some of their songs.

Common Rider also played a short sense, in part due to that damn 21 DJ spinning party looming afterwards. The Promise Ring hopped on the stage next, and well, put simply, I am not a fan of the type of music they play. But thats just me, plenty of people seemed to be enjoying The Promise Ring's sound enough. I really didn't have much of a opinion of them, until the lead singer had "a moment of realization" in between songs. He recalled in a previous interview how someone had said that he sounds like Kermit the Frog. The lead singer proceeded to ask the lights guy to turn on a green light, and then he commented on how he really does look like and sound like Kermit the Frog. He laughed, the emo kids stopped their crying and laughed, I went to the bathroom and vomited. However, other than that, I didn't think that The Promise Ring was bad at all, I just don't like them.

After The Promise Ring, the people from 1-800-SUICIDE came out and talked about suicide prevention. Then three girls from the local crisis center came out and asked for signatures for their petition to increase federal funding for suicide prevention, a very good cause might I add.

They left, and Poison the Well came on to the stage, and did sound checks for a considerable amount of time (and this wasn't a sound check guy, it was the band doing this). They fine tuned their instruments for some time, and then they blew into their first song. One that I couldn't recognize, one that most of the crowd didn't recognize, and it showed. However, next up, they tore into Lazarro and the few remaining people left in the venue went berserk. Poison the Well tore threw their set with insane fury, all the while mentioning how the tour was for such a good cause. After around an hour, they left, with no encore, cause of that damn 21 show.

Overall, all of the bands played quite well, and the wide diversity of the bands their was a nice plus. However, at the same time, it took away from the show, because people going to see the Promise Ring had to mix and mingle with people going to see Poison the Well. People going to see Poison the Well (like me) didn't get the hardcore only show experience that is so fun. And people going to see T(I)NC, well, they just were left with nothing.


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Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

i can't comment since i didn't go to this one or the one in my town, philly, but i heard thursday was good when they played here. i just wanted to agree w/the guy down there...how many more damn plea for peace reviews are there gonna be? and when will this tour end? tpr broke up and its still going on. it doesnt even seem worthwhile. stupid garbage. ah fuck it im taking a nap.


Anonymous (October 15, 2002)

this whole plea for peace cause really confuses me in the punk setting it is in. What their trying to do is getting all these punks signatures to not only make government in control of more aspects of society but it could also raise taxes and create more government. Kind of seems the antithesis of what punk is somewhat about.

Hamish (October 14, 2002)

Ended at 11:30 in SF. But it's gonna be different for each show.

Anonymous (October 14, 2002)

to anyone thats gone to the tour, what time does it end?

Anonymous (October 13, 2002)

i would like to say that i saw the third to the last show the promise ring ever did and it sucked. good riddance.

Anonymous (October 13, 2002)

Enough P4P reviews

Anonymous (October 12, 2002)

yeah I bet there was a lot of emo kids there because TPR's last two cds are SOOO emo.

Anonymous (October 11, 2002)

Thanks for telling us what bands played. Did you even go to the show or did you just make that up.

Hamish (October 11, 2002)

I'm really suprised that PTW headlined over the Promise Ring. PTW is popular but not *that* popular.

Anonymous (October 11, 2002)

true dat. horrible review. stop talking about the setup and sound checks and talk about the band's peformances more. did they say anything interesting? how long did each band play? when i read a review, i want to feel like i'm there. details people, its all about the details. i give this review a 5 for effort.

mickey d's

ripperwalk (October 11, 2002)

hmmmm....where the fuck are the actual reviews of the bands? i dont care about the DJ or the soundchecks.

What about the bands? This is ridiculous.

One sentence reviews of each band?

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