Madcap / Count The Stars / Breaking Pangaea

Madcap / Count The Stars / Breaking Pangaea: live in Bostonlive in Boston (2003)
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Boston was the last stop on my punk rock road trip and the Madcap show was my last before heading home to work and all that fun stuff. Me and my two buddies showed up around 9ish after trudging through Boston in a nice snow shower. We just caught the end of the first act. Not sure who they were t.

Boston was the last stop on my punk rock road trip and the Madcap show was my last before heading home to work and all that fun stuff.

Me and my two buddies showed up around 9ish after trudging through Boston in a nice snow shower. We just caught the end of the first act. Not sure who they were though. Next up was a band called Breaking Pangaea, I had no idea who they were. They played a poppy-indie type rock. Very boring. A bunch of people seemed to like them though.

Next up was Count the Stars. I had downloaded one or two of their songs before the show and I wasn't really looking forward to them. During the set change, the lead singer was in the crowd handing out free stickers and other goodies. Always good to see that kind of stuff. As for the set, they were a little better than I expected and even tried to get the crowd going a little before Madcap came on. In the end though, they were just another cookie-cutter poppy band.

Yep, good guess, Madcap was up next. The crowd really sucked. There were only about 40 kids left when Madcap finally came out on stage. I figured they'd play to bigger crowds. Must have been the snow.

Well they kicked off the set with "Downtown" which got the crowd going. And by that I mean me and my two buddies. The whole set, no one else would dance, just the three of us.

They played about 10 songs or so. Highlights included, "Downtown", "These Old Feelings", "Hometown", "Going on the Road", and "Bright Lights, Big City".

I told them to play "Lazy Sunday" but apparently their lead guitarist quit and they couldn't play the song without him. They did let me get on stage and sing "Going on the Road' though which was fun. And they ended the set with "Bright Lights, Big City". All in all, a good set.

I talked to the lead singer after the set and he mentioned that this show probably had the worst crowd of the tour. He seemed like a really cool guy though. Overall, the show was ok. But Madcap was great, even if there were only three people dancing. They put on a great show. I'll be catching them again next chance I get. They seem like great guys, it's too bad only 40 kids showed up to see them.


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Anonymous (January 3, 2004)

you're a moron.

you would think someone that took the time to write an article would atleast be diverse enough in music to write it objectively.

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

informer, you no say daddy snow me gonna...whoa - bigjerk

newjackshit (February 19, 2003)

cry about it.

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

Uhhh, and how was he "fucking with Breaking Pangea"? He didn't call them shit, just boring...He didn't like them. He's the fucking reviewer.

newjackshit (February 19, 2003)

breaking pangaea owns. fred is the tightest guitar player around these days. reviewer, you are as dumb as cat shit.

The_Killings (February 18, 2003)

It wasn't the snow.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

I agree w/ Anonymous.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

Worst review ever.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

Now that Alfredo quit Madcap they're toast. Bums.

Anonymous (February 16, 2003)

yeah, breaking pangaea was the only band on that show even worth mentioning.

sk8punx4evr (February 15, 2003)

hahaha bloodshot hooligans. i saw them in april and they were horrible. you dont live in ct by any chance, DO YOU?

milo (February 15, 2003)

I just saw Madcap/Count the Stars/Senses Fail/Bloodshot Hooligans...
Madcap didn't open however..the show was great. I'm from the East coast and I think Madcap rawks. theyre definitely building up popularity over here. WELL done boys. as for the rest of those bands...just ok, just o.k.

WussEmoRock (February 15, 2003)

Madcap are a good opening band, but I just can't picture them headlining. They are from my town, Pasadena, and use to always play here to crowds of about 11 people, so at least they are moving up...slowly.


Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

Yes, Breaking Pangaea was the band to see on this tour. I'm seeing them on Monday with Hey Mercedes and Armor for Sleep. I can't wait.


Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

Heh this reviewer sucks ass, maybe you should pay attention to what the fuck you're doing. Breaking Pangea prolly has the most talented guitar player in punk music ever, he is absolutely incredible, and thier music isn't poppy, ass

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

this was at the middle east in boston

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

what venue was this at? I live in the Boston area and didn't hear anything about it.

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

this was the worst crowd on the tour? it must have been pretty pathetic, as the crowd in buffalo was pretty bad...it was me and my two friends dancing around, everyone else just kind of stared blankly...i wanted to heard church and state...bastards...

maverick (February 14, 2003)

Dear sir-

You fuck with Breaking Pangaea, you fuck with me. Be aware.


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