The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Bigwig / Avoid One Thing

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones/Bigwig/Avoid One Thing: live in Orlandolive in Orlando (2002)
live show

Reviewer Rating: 5

Contributed by: TJmoneyTJmoney
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On November 11th 2002, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones made their stop at the House of Blues Orlando on the Jacknife to a Swan tour along with BigWig and Avoid One Thing. The first band to take the stage caught me by surprise and that was the Orlando based ska-core band the Spitvalves. I've seen the S.

On November 11th 2002, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones made their stop at the House of Blues Orlando on the Jacknife to a Swan tour along with BigWig and Avoid One Thing. The first band to take the stage caught me by surprise and that was the Orlando based ska-core band the Spitvalves. I've seen the Spitvalves numerous times and they always impress me with their energy and their actual set. What surprised me though was the fact that they played first. They're bigger here than Avoid One Thing is but no big deal. My only complaint with their set this time around is that they played more new songs that I wasn't familiar with but they were still good.

After the Spitvalves came Avoid One Thing. Avoid One Thing is actually Joe from the Bosstones' side band and I think I was the only one in the crowd that knew that, but oh well. The songs they played sounded pretty good I knew one song and that was their song "Yakisoba" but the highlight of their set was when someone in the crowd was heckling them and she got caught then Joe was like "we're a punk band so next time you go to hot topic you can find our cd there." Funny Stuff, but I guess you had to be there.

Next up was the New Jersey band BigWig. To keep it simple...these guys rule. They came out to that "it's amore" song and did their usual fire drum intro and blasted right into the song "Numbers" and didn't hold any of their energy back all the way up to the closing song "SellOut" In between those songs they also played "Sore Losers," "Waste," "Moosh," "Mr. Asshole," "Flavor Ice," and their covers of "Knowledge" and the "Cheers Theme" plus a bunch more. Crazy. Check these guys out!

Ska sucks and it isn't cool anymore. Nobody told the Bosstones that and if they did the Bosstones don't care. The Bosstones have a swagger all of their own once they get on stage. They've earned their swagger over the years too. These guys are great. I didn't know a whole lot of their songs though. They played alot more of their older songs, which alot of people liked. Everyone in the crowd was dancing, skanking and just chillin when they slowed things down. Highlights for me included: "Everybody's Better," "You Gotta Go!," "1-2-8," "Where'd You Go?," "Numbered Days," "The Impression that I get (which they played like the 4th song in which was kinda surprising) and an encore with "Someday I suppose."

All in all, a great show with some laughs and some great music.


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Anonymous (May 29, 2003)

cant wait to see avoid one thing on warped tour,gonna kick ass

Anonymous (November 26, 2002)

bigwig owns your fuckin balls you bitch. Bigwig is awesome and all who say otherwise will be lay dead in the wake of my wrath....actually i'll just hate you and stuff..

Edgie (November 25, 2002)

I asw em when they played at the State Theater in St. Pete. I only caught the end of Avoid One Thing's set and spent all of it looken around for a friend who was supposd to meet me there. Bigwig kicked some serious ass, as did the Bosstones. The only shitty part was the 20 dollar door cost, but ah well, still one of the better shows I've been to.

Anonymous (November 25, 2002)

whoever said bigwig sucks needs to grow some balls..

and christina is a big fucking slut..she does have a busted face..i'll bet you could stick your arm up in her and she wouldnt feel a damn thing

Anonymous (November 25, 2002)

This show is like $15. Damn all that. Bigwig owns though.


CallingLondon (November 25, 2002)

i think fathead was the only one that made fun of rbf. i love them. i wish i could be at one of these shows. i might be able to catch one of the MO ones, but it's doubtful.

Anonymous (November 25, 2002)

avril is def. cute, but i don't know if i'd say she's drop dead hot. and that whore christina, even with the boob job, still has a busted face.

FeedMyNightmare (November 25, 2002)

This score is for Bigwig. For the anonomous poster below me, no one cares that you have a hairy ass cheek. I mean who has a hairy ass cheek. Weird.

Anonymous (November 25, 2002)

Big Wig sucks ass. I saw them open up for Less Than Jake back in August.

They can suck my hairy ass cheeks.

evildeadalive (November 25, 2002)

Christina's actually looking pretty good now that she's put on a few pounds. Now all she needs is a face transplant.

Anonymous (November 25, 2002)

No way, the hottest of all of them would be your mom...ahhh 8 year old humor never gets old.

Anonymous (November 25, 2002)

Avril would be hot if she didn't act/dress like a 12 year old. I'll say that th hottest of these pop bitches is Christina Aguilera.

Anonymous (November 25, 2002)

ska will rise again....bitch.

Anonymous (November 25, 2002)


BostonMusicGuy (November 25, 2002)

Avril Lavigne is not fucking hot!!!-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 25, 2002)

"Avril Lavigne is more punk than Simple Plan. Seriously"

and shes a hottie

"i think that guy who used to pull the "R NT PUnK" shit was the suckiest, anybody remember him? i could be like "i like to breathe and live" and he'd be like "BRETHING ND LIVING R NOT PUNK" ... his spelling was oh so bad"

..dont forget the "OI OI OI"
or was that someone else?

WussEmoRock (November 25, 2002)

Fuzzy, shut the fuck up. Please. Besides Jon, I think everyone here knows I like RBF more than anyone. trust me, everytime someone makes fun of me they say "he is gay, well what do you expect he likes RBF." So please, next time just keep your mouth shut, I absolutely love that band, I hope my arguement was clearer this time haha.


Fuzzy (November 25, 2002)

I haven't heard that many people bash RBF here actually. I've seen them (rightfully) beat down those who think they were the end all be all of the skapunk trend. However, just because most of the bands you like gets you abused, doesn't mean that all of them do. Please don't take the RBF name in vain to help with your martyrdom.

TJmoney (November 24, 2002)

You obviously missed the point of me saying that ska sucks....ska isn't "cool" anymore but nobody told the bosstones that. ska rules.

IlikeSKA (November 24, 2002)

hey wuss boy, whatever you were blabbling about wasnt clear enough. if you are going to ATTEMPT to defend yourself, at least make a decent and clear argument. shesh, some people eh?

Anonymous (November 24, 2002)

ska doeesnt suck. this review/er sux...
wussemorock sux.. but ska doesnt suck. got it fuckface?!

WussEmoRock (November 24, 2002)


you must be new to this site, because all I was doing was stating another band that I love and that everyone else hates and always makes fun of me for. I know they aren't poppy candy ass music, I was just stating another band that everyone here finds shitty for some reason.


Anonymous (November 24, 2002)

refering to wussemorock talking about poppy ass candy music, yeah, that is simple plan, but RBF??!....you dont know what your talking about pal. they make fun of the poppy ass candy shit and you are probably too slow to realize that

TenderBransonX (November 24, 2002)

"What kind of morons are down in Orlando if they don't know that."

I seen Orlando kids mosh to Kind of Like Spitting the other night. If you go to House of Blues I guess you learn to accept the fact the majority of the crowd is going to be there more to socialize than to enjoy the show. The social is usually a little truer to the music. Usually.

Fuzzy (November 24, 2002)

Just don't ever make a comment on good ska punk/core then. :)

I just can't wait. This show was fucking amazing in DC, and it's gonna be great in Columbus. Bosstones are the best live show ever. Maybe because they are my favorite band ever. They created the trend, they ignored it, and came out stronger than they were before.

Avoid One Thing is AAMMZAAAAZING. 3 times seeing them, and they get better everytime. That CD is in my top 10 this year fo sho. Bigwig was really good at the date I saw...the sound was fucked up, but it was quality entertainment. I personally am upset that A Simple Plan is going to be at Columbus, but the 'Tones have a history of giving smaller bands a shot in the "scene" where most elitists would turn their back because of the poppiness. While I like this, I can't say I am going to enjoy seeing these guys. It's going to be like sitting thru the starting line all over again. Peace out.

WussEmoRock (November 24, 2002)

lol, to the guy below me you actually just made me laugh out loud with your impressions of RealPunxer or whatever his name is. He is still here but talks in English now, so he's not as noticeable.

For everyone else, so what that I like poppy ass candy music? I like other stuff too, I just don't hide behind a shell scared that someone might make fun of me for liking simple plan, rbf, or anything else like that.

people, if you like it, say so, you aren't the only people out there (theirs always still the band members and their families)


Anonymous (November 24, 2002)

"Avril Lavigne is more punk than Simple Plan. Seriously."

-that's the quote of the damn day right there, that shit's got me cracking up...

in wussemorock's defense i don't think he's the worst person ever on this msg. board, i think that guy who used to pull the "R NT PUnK" shit was the suckiest, anybody remember him? i could be like "i like to breathe and live" and he'd be like "BRETHING ND LIVING R NOT PUNK" ... his spelling was oh so bad

Anonymous (November 24, 2002)

bosstones rock. i'd make fun of wussemorock but it looks like everybody got to that...but i mean.. simple plan!?

anyways. i went to the worcester halloween show. it was incredible.. i had seen them a few months before in northampton and it was similar and all, but its always incredible. weehoo for bosstones

evildeadalive (November 23, 2002)

Avril Lavigne is more punk than Simple Plan. Seriously.

Anonymous (November 23, 2002)

simple plan wasn't even at the show being reviewed...my suggestion would be to wait til someone reviews the show with simple plan being there then the anti simple plan comments would be welcome....or not. the song "I'd do anything" by simple plan is enjoyable to me...(minus a bazillion punk points)

Anonymous (November 23, 2002)

I find Greg Graffin's voice soothing....don't ask me why. But the guy from Simple Plan!?!? I guess everyone's got their own opinion. But I still think you're a narc asshole Wuss.

BostonMusicGuy (November 23, 2002)

You think the guy from Simple Plan's voice is SOOTHING?! And then you say you dont like the Bosstones... wow you really have a FUCKED up mind.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 23, 2002)

why the bosstones are touring with simple plan is beyond me, i guess dicky is throwing these guys a bone. simple plan is worse than fucking creed. hell, i'll take limp bizkit over simple plan. you can't get more artificial and more uninspiring or more unexciting than simple plan.

Anonymous (November 23, 2002)

Not even the Bosstones could save this show.

Simple Plan? Worst. Band. Ever.

And their singer? Worst. Singer. Ever. what whiny little fellow he is, he whines almost as much as Fred Durst.

WussEmoRock (November 23, 2002)

This is just a guess, but maybe I just don't like the Bosstones. Ever think of that smart guy?

I understand how you all hate simple plan, I just really like the guys voice, the rest is boring but the guys voice just has something about it that is really soothing.


BostonMusicGuy (November 23, 2002)

WussEmo is quite possibly the worst person there ever was on this site. What a waste of life. Simple Plan is just no good at all. Why would you leave before the Bosstones?!-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 23, 2002)

wussemorock-you're a true asswipe pussy-catch my drift?

Anonymous (November 23, 2002)

hahaha WussEmo likes Simple Plan


Anonymous (November 23, 2002)

last time i saw the bosstones they closed out the encore with their version of "lights out" and it was fucking brilliant. dicky barret went hardcore on the mic for those 55 seconds and it was the best 55 seconds of their show.

WussEmoRock (November 23, 2002)

I'd go to this tour for Bigwig and Simple Plan, then leave. catch my drift?


BostonMusicGuy (November 23, 2002)

Stupid mass transit system not having a stupid train that goes to stupid worcester. I missed this show on oct. 31.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 22, 2002)

hehehe TJmoney. Pimp alias.

Anonymous (November 22, 2002)

every time i hear about "avoid one thing" i think of their drummer Dave Karcich who passed ealrier this year. just wanted to comment to give props for what he did for ska and punk music.

Anonymous (November 22, 2002)

the spitvalves are a great band. they should be bigger than they actually are.


Anonymous (November 22, 2002)

i saw this lineup twice, in back to back nights in dc. amazing. the best two nights of my life. aot is solid, bigwig fucking rules, and the bosstones never disappoint. ever. and i've already seen them 6 times now. go see this show if you guys get the chance. you won't regret it.

Anonymous (November 22, 2002)

They didnt play after AOT, it says after the spitvalves came AOT.

Anonymous (November 22, 2002)

this score is for the reviewer. Who doesn't know that AOT is Joe's band. What kind of morons are down in Orlando if they don't know that, and why in the world would the Spitvalves play after AOT. Who cares where they're from. AOT is solid and very well-known around the country

Dubar (November 22, 2002)

I love the Spitvalves. They put on a great show.

Anonymous (November 22, 2002)

I'm seeing this show (if i dont procrastinate and get tickets today) on wednesday...oohhhh shit i cannot wait to see bigwig..

TheOneTrueBill (November 22, 2002)

i'm seeing this tour a week from today and i'm fuckin stoked for it (except for the fact that a simple plan is opening)

Anonymous (November 22, 2002)

This score is for the reviewer's name.


Anonymous (November 22, 2002)

I was supposed to see this tour in Hartford on October 30th but it got cancelled >.

jwood (November 22, 2002)

I've seen the Bosstones several times now, and I've never been disappointed. They rock.

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