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Taking Back Sunday / The Starting Line / The Reunion Show / Northstar

Taking Back Sunday / The Starting Line / The Reunion Show / Northstar: live in Carborro, NClive in Carborro, NC (2002)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: SethCohenbk
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Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, The Reunion Show, and Northstar played to a completely sold out Cat's Cradle on December 11 in Carborro, NC. In all the shows I've seen at the venue this was the one with the longest line ever. It was also a pretty diverse crowd there with I'd say about half .


Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, The Reunion Show, and Northstar played to a completely sold out Cat's Cradle on December 11 in Carborro, NC. In all the shows I've seen at the venue this was the one with the longest line ever. It was also a pretty diverse crowd there with I'd say about half there for Taking Back Sunday and half for The Starting Line.

The line was so long in fact that I missed part of Northstar, a band who I really was looking forward to seeing. Anyways, I heard the first few songs from outside, and they sounded really, really good live. They started off with "Rigged and Ready" and "Broken Down Parachute" and then played a few more songs off of their album ending with "Is This Thing Loaded". They had amazing energy, and were all over the stage making for a very fun set to watch. A lot of kids there didn't know who they were before then, but it seemed like they made a lot of new fans in the process.

Next up was The Reunion Show. They put on a pretty good set as well, playing old stuff as well as stuff off the last CD. The highlight of their set was "Television" which kind of got the crowd as a whole pretty energized.

The Starting Line played third. I'm not a huge fan of theirs, but it's hard to deny they put on a damn good show. Their singer Kenny goes berzerk on stage. The only problem with them is that their fans suck. It was I guess a bunch of girls who were shrieking in orgasmic delight whenever one of the guys in the band looked at them, and a bunch of guys wearing abercrombie and they were just as obnoxious. I know they played "Greg's Last Day" and some other stuff from their CD, but then they played "I'm Real" from the Punk Goes Pop record and Adam Lazzara sang with them, and then on their last song, Mark, TBS' drummer, sang. Those were the highlights.

Finally Taking Back Sunday came, and the kids really came alive. This was also sort of Adam's hometown show since he is from NC, and this was the club he grew up coming to. He told the crowd he only felt like he was a 6 on the night but he was easily over a 10. They tore through their set playing I believe everyhing off of "Tell All Your Friends" except for "Blue Channel" because Adam said it was such an amazing night and without a piano the song would suck and he didn't want to ruin what was going on. They also played "Head Club" for only the second time ever live. They also played "The Ballad of Sal Villanueva" from Victory Style 5. Their new song they played was also pretty awesome. They ended their set with "Timberwolves at NJ". After that some kid in the crowd yelled out Thursday, and that actually pissed Adam off, and he berated the kid telling him how unclever that was and it was not funny anymore. Anyways, TBS then played an encore of "There's No I in Team" and it was by far the best song of the night.

People are always saying how Adam tries to be like Geoff from Thursday but there is no denying that he puts on one hell of a show and is the most fun person in the world to watch. You may hate them, but TBS puts on one insane live show.

 


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Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

I dig Taking Back Sunday, i saw them at the chance in poughkeepsie ny last may and they were really good. adam was so hammered he needed the bouncers to catch him everytime he almost fell off the stage. They're really good live, but adam really wants to be in at the drive in.

ps. thursday is just another at the drive in rip off so don't make them out to be so amazing.

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

Everyone should join the Taking Back Sunday Yahoo Group!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/takingbacksunday

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

my feet smell like cheese.

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

Daniel, I live in Richmond, do you still?

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

I've seen both Thursday and Taking Back Sunday numerous times each and I think TBS does it just as well if not better.

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

Sorry but ATDI and Thursday didn't invent jumping around and acting crazy on stage.

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

phat show, i was there, i disagree with starting line. i was indifferent with them going into the show, but i thought they sucked ass, and i couldnt wait for them to get off. the other bands were great and TBS rocked

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

TBS's live show is good if you've never seen At the Drive In or Thursday. Otherwise, its pretty much trite.

waste_elite (December 15, 2002)

yeah, this one time, i was so close that adam actually ejaculated in my mouth!

haha, what a silly bastard!

TBS RULZ!!!!

Anonymous (December 15, 2002)

yeah i was at club culture in ny in july and adam was bleeding from his lip and he got it all over my shirt. and i liked that shirt! blah, i still wear it lol. TBS is the greatest

Anonymous (December 15, 2002)

Bostonmusicguy has some of the worst taste on here and he says these bands are uninspired? Wow...

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

Haha people whining about people whining are funny. About as funny as your girlfriend telling you her period's late. twat

BostonMusicGuy (December 14, 2002)

I have no use for any of these bands.... most seem really boring and uninspired. Taking Back Sunday has about 1 and a half good songs though so thats an upside i guess.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

The comments on this whole site make me sick, why's everyone so negative? We should all just hang out and listen to whatever we want and go to shows we want. Why all the hostility. In short, cheer up, be positive. Life's more fun that way.

You're right, but everyone has an opinion and we all have a right to say what we feel whether you like it or not. Just like you have the right to say that.

Get over it.

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

while i like tbs alot their lead singer is over dramitic like a high school play.

TheBouncingSoul (December 14, 2002)

that fucker adam actually hit me in the back of the head swinging that mic in june

he was so hammered, i was so close i could smell the alcohol on his breath

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

Great. The dipshit who calls people a twat and makes pointless comments is back. Cool rant about people's names you fucking dildo.

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

Anyone who was at the MA show, if you didn't get the flyer, go to holdthismoment.com for info on their show with reach the sky in Salem, MA. It will be gnarly.

As far as TBS goes, it really is nothing new, but who cares? As long as they're doing what they love for a living, you and I have no place in crticizing them, as a matter of fact, What do you do for work?

Who was the dweeb posting shit about Geoff because of the spelling of his name? Are you that dumb? Do you think he just decided to spell it that way?

The comments on this whole site make me sick, why's everyone so negative? We should all just hang out and listen to whatever we want and go to shows we want. Why all the hostility. In short, cheer up, be positive. Life's more fun that way.

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

Meh...TBS is kinda weak in my view.

I'll take Thursday instead.

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

Hey i just went to this same show last night in MA. I have to agree with you about the Starting Line. They put on a really good live show but their fans are wicked annoying. They all do that pop punk synchronized jump thing... and little girls' ponytails hit me in the face every 2 seconds. Quite annoying.

I also agree with you about Northstar. I love seeing them live but they sound kind of bad on their CD.

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

I saw this show in jacksonville a couple of nights before and the Starting Line headlined the show. They blew it. I like some of their songs but they sounded terrible. Taking Back Sunday killed it.

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

why oh why won't TBS come to Toronto?

evildeadalive (December 14, 2002)

Crapity crap crap. That is all.

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

WOW! I'm surprised that a bunch of you are a few hours from Carrboro, that's my hometown. Cat's Cradle=amazing venue, especially for bands like Avail that come through regularly! Oh yeah, TBS rocks too, nothing original but they do it well.

WussEmoRock (December 14, 2002)

sounds like a great show. I wish TBS had played with them over here, instead of with box car and the used.

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

p.s. recordings---TBS does put on an insane live show, infact, IT IS AMAZING!!

recordings (December 14, 2002)

TBS put on one insane live show?!?!? are you fucking positive?? cuz i'm pretty sure this is a tremendous exageration. maybe you need to go to some other shows. in fact, im sure you do.

lou-s (December 14, 2002)

mike = mic, as in microphone, not my friend, i apologize for any confusion, it's late and i just got off work

lou-s (December 14, 2002)

adam once busted open the guitarist's (not eddie) head with his mic swinging... it was in pitt... the same show he like broke his teeth on the mike... anyone else think he's a bit accident prone?

lou-s (December 14, 2002)

"IT’S FUCKING JEFF! NOT GEOFF! It's not aimeeeee, its mother fucking Amy! If you spell your name with e's and i's and fucking ph's, I'm just going to call you stupid. If you say,” my name is jessssikua" no its not, it’s stupid. twat"

i'd like to congratulate this member of the "name police" on being the stupidest douchebag on this site... my name is louis, although it can be spelled lewis, you wanna give my mom shit about that? bitch.

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

Bashing bands is super punk rock

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

so does TBS still jump around and do all that crazy shit, or is he still recovering from that injury? I'm gonna see them next month so hopefully it will be pretty good, i just hope he doesn't hit himself in the face with the mic before then

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

Yeah I know how everyone says that Adam tries to be like Geoff. No I don't. Not at all. Can someone show me the difference between taking back sunday and saves the day? With voices that high on men, you know thereís some cock punching going on. Maybe they're like those Russian gymnasts that take hormones and shit to stay young. Wow! I can't wait to see that co-headling tour. Wouldn't it be cool if the 2 lead singerís balls finally dropped? Then we wouldn't have to listen to their girlish screams. Ok, what the fuck is with parents these days!?!? ITíS FUCKING JEFF! NOT GEOFF! It's not aimeeeee, its mother fucking Amy! If you spell your name with e's and i's and fucking ph's, I'm just going to call you stupid. If you say,Ē my name is jessssikua" no its not, itís stupid. twat

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

sickboi, cat's cradle is my favorite venue in north carolina, plus it's basically the only place that gets decent shows, and its worth the 2 hour drive because i live 2 and a half from it, and everytime i have a real good time

-bk

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

Yeah they said that when they played Head Club last night, don't know why but yeah. I like TSL but as you said most of the fans suck, I was surrounded by all these annoying people during TSL so I just went and stood over to the side. I'm surprised Adam hasn't seriously injured everyone else in the band with his crazy mic swinging.

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

I saw them play head club in slc in august then again about a month ago

TheBouncingSoul (December 13, 2002)

i somehow doubt that they've only played head club twice ever

considering i saw them in june and they played it....those are some pretty long odds

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

The Cradle is a great venue, sickboi. I didn't see this show but that's the place I usually catch bands at.

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

The Cat's Cradle is an okay club... where are you making the drive from? It's sort of like Twister's in Richmond... high stage, good PA. You can get alcohol at the All Ages shows, though, and though the bar is in the back you can go wherever you like with your drinks.

Daniel
http://www.deepfrybonanza.com

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

To the reviewer:

How is the Cat's Cradle? I've considered making the 2 hour drive there to see a few shows, but never have... are the all-ages shows alcohol free? Is there a godforsaken "beer garden"?

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

this show sounds like hell to me.

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

Agreed. For what everyone says is an 'emo' band, TBS put on one of the most punk rock shows around. Northstar is good live too.

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