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Plea For Peace / Take Action Tour 2002

Plea For Peace/Take Action Tour 2002: live in Bellingham, WAlive in Bellingham, WA (2002)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: thegetupkidthegetupkid
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Ok, first off, I was at this show for the promise ring. This show was held in a multi-purpose room at my college so that was cool. I got there, and waiting in line I could tell that people weren't there to see TPR. I have been to a lot of shows at this venue, and this was definitely the most f.


Ok, first off, I was at this show for the promise ring. This show was held in a multi-purpose room at my college so that was cool. I got there, and waiting in line I could tell that people weren't there to see TPR.

I have been to a lot of shows at this venue, and this was definitely the most full I have ever seen it. It was a like a hot topic fashion show outside of the place too... everyone had to dress up for the concert I guess. I got inside and made my way to the very front (for TPR). Lawrence Arms came on soon and I really enjoyed their set. I hadn't heard much of their stuff before, but i was impressed. It probably isn't stuff I'd listen to a whole lot, but it wasn't bad.

Common Rider came on next and I was very surprised. The music was a lot of fun to listen to and the crowd was going insane. There was a huge pit and I was being crushed against the stage (no wall or anything to block the stage... I was leaning on the center monitor). Jesse was right in front of me dancing the whole set. It was a good experiencean they played a fairly long set.

Next came Poison the Well.... I had heard them quite a bit before, and the show wasn't too bad. I just can't get into music when i can't understand one word. Does this guy write lyrics or just scream in different patterns??? How can people get connected with this stuff?? It wasn't bad live, but I can't imagine listening to this music outside of a show. Very reminiscent of Hatebreed. The crushing continued and there were tons of jocks there screaming in my ears. It was really annoying.

Finally the Promise Ring came on and I could finally peel myself off the stage and enjoy myself. They played stuff mostly from Wood/Water which was cool because that album has really grown on me. The set was way to short though - seemed shorter than all the other bands! Davey had tons of energy as he danced to every song. It also seemed that they were trying to rock harder (seeing as they played after Poison The Well). Anyways, they played a good set (they didn't play anything off of Very Emergency though...) and it was worth waiting for them to play - even though I couldn't walk that night.

Overall, the show was a lot of fun, just kind of awkward because there were so many different styles of music and a lot of people were only there to see one band. I can't wait to see who they bring on tour next year. Hopefully HWM and Alkaline Trio again. And hopefully it will come to Western Washington University again.

 

 
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BostonMusicGuy (October 24, 2002)

For someone that knows not a lot about hardcore and then runs into 2 acts like poison the well and hatebreed you would immediately say that they sound alike. Hatebreed is not nu-metal. Rock that is popular and goes on Ozzfest is not automatically nu-metal. Hatebreed is hardcore and, in my opinion, a damn good hardcore band. I dont like hardcore, I certainly dont like poison the well, but I do like Hatebreed.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (October 20, 2002)

who here can actually hear the lyrics of most bands when they play live? even with non screaming bands, the lyrics are hard to hear due to the guitars or drums playing louder than the vocals.

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

I went to pfp in portland and this review basically sums up the show down there too

evildeadalive (October 17, 2002)

This is the PFP show I saw and I 100% agree with the reviewer on pretty much everything. The support for Common Rider was unbelievable. It actually seemed like people were there to see CR as opposed to a lot of the other PFP stops where it seems (I'm just going on the reviews) like people wanted to see Op Ivy. Amazing band, amazing performance.

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

word it up to the last 8 comments...

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

worded up to to the comment below me

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

lol, i like that comment 2 down from this one. and the promise ring does rock!

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

The promise ring is awesome

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

wow, you guys suck. that's about all i have to say except the following....

did you actually read the review?? or just the comments on the review? just to clarify some things, the following is what the original review actually said:

Next came Poison the Well.... I had heard them quite a bit before, and the show wasn't too bad. I just can't get into music when i can't understand one word. Does this guy write lyrics or just scream in different patterns??? How can people get connected with this stuff?? It wasn't bad live, but I can't imagine listening to this music outside of a show. Very reminiscent of Hatebreed. The crushing continued and there were tons of jocks there screaming in my ears. It was really annoying.

okay, "[poison the well] wasn't too bad... wasn't bad live..." my personal opinion, seeing as i was at the show too, shit on a scale of 1-10. but, i notice that thegetupkid elected not to hurt anybody's feelings and put it lightly... well, of course, i think there were a few very upset "jocks" after reading the harsh description of themselves in the review.... oh, wait, he didn't say anything about them or the fact that he doesn't like it when "jocks" listen to his music, or anything about disliking jocks - just the fact that they were screaming in his ears and, yes, i hope this doesn't offend anyone, were "annoying" in the process.

how 'bout those lyrics... yeah, they were lovely, and ever so touching. i agree they are very well written. and full of... ummm... passion...
I WILL/NEVER/SWALLOW YOUR FALSE IDEALS/OF A/ LIFELESS/HAPPY ENDING.... WTF???
where have i heard that before.... hmm... i think it's supposed to be original... we'll leave that alone...
dry heaves??? that's what i got out of it - i think he was having a really rough night... or is it supposed to sound like shit? i'm sorry, my parents didn't scream OR vomit when they were talking to me as i grew up, so i guess i come from a whole different world.

just curious, has anyone ever deciphered one lyric without looking them up. cause, what's the point of lyrics if you can't hear 'em? i dearly hope i'm not offending anyone with my obvious, complete "ignorance" of hardcore, or music for that matter.

oh, i LOVE this one:

I think this little kid refers to anyone who lifts weights as a "jock". What a stupid little moron. Just because someone is in good shape and likes screaming music doesn't mean you can generalize them, damn you people are stupid!

where the fuck did you get ANY of this out of the article???

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

anyone who thinks that pointing out that a bunch of jocks were at a poison the well show is sterotyping is a dumbass

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

poison the well is fuckin terrible.... you guys are so cool on here. and i love your intelligent reply's too... shows that poison the well fans are going somewhere in life.

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

poison the well is some of the garbage thats around right now. generic, boring, unoriginal.

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

Poison the Well is a great band, very intense. Better than most of the garbage out there.

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

poison the well owns hatebreed. hatebreed are the numetal kings now that they've been on ozzfest.

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

I graduated from Western in June. I went back up there to see INC. When I found out they weren't playing I went to the bars and got drunk instead. I always go to the bars and get drunk instead. Then I went home and my girlfriend and I did are our own noise conspiracy so her roomate wouldn't hear. That would be so cool if HWM or Alk3 played in Bellingham. Later

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

poison the well owns you. And yes they do have lyrics and they are very good.

I WILL/NEVER/SWALLOW YOUR FALSE IDEALS/OF A/ LIFELESS/HAPPY ENDING

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

Hav you heard their lead singer sing on Henry's cover of "I've Heard It Before"? It's awesome!

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

poison the well's lyrics are great, it's one of the main reasons i bought the album. i don't think they really sound like hatebreed, they have melodic parts that blow hatebreed out of the water.

ripperwalk (October 16, 2002)

Okay review. The only thing good about it was knowing that promise ring have broken up.

Hamish (October 16, 2002)

Poison the Well does have lyrics, if you listen closely you can hear that he clearly annunciates words and many people connect with their lyrics. And also, people sometimes connect with a band's music, even if they don't connect with their lyrics. And comparing them to Hatebreed shows your ignorance. Just because a band is screamy and metalish doesn't mean they sound like Hatebreed. PTW sound *nothing* like them. People who know nothing about hardcore always compare hardcore bands to Hatebreed (even thought they're one of the worst bands in hardcore) because that's the only one they've ever heard. If you don't like hardcore, that's fine, but please don't make comments based on your ignorance of the genre.

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

I think this little kid refers to anyone who lifts weights as a "jock". What a stupid little moron. Just because someone is in good shape and likes screaming music doesn't mean you can generalize them, damn you people are stupid!

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

I hate it when you little idiots say "I don't like pennywise cause there are too many jocks who like it"- it's like GROW THE FUCK UP!!!! If you don't like the way it sounds then great, but damn, who cares who listens to it. babies.

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

WHO CARES! Stupid little kids. If the music is good then listen to it, you're more superficial than a highschool girl, damn.

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

I fucking hate fat kids. Fat kids Loooooovveee poison the well. Though fat kids love operation ivy and the promise ring too. So there were probably a lot of fat kids at this mess of musical leukemia

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

jocks do like poison the well, all he was trying to do was review a band from a genre he doesnt like. jerk.

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

Jocks and Poison the Well??? I dont think so. Are kids jocks cuz they're not skinny dicks (or fat asses, whichever you are)

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