I went to pomona and I didn't really know what to expect. I had never seen
pulley or hagfish and I had only seen lagwagon on the warped tour(twice). I
met my friend Aaron and his friend Adam and we went in to watch the show.
The venue was the glasshouse. This is a fairly big place that looks like a converted dance hall.As some of you may know, it's a terrific place to see a show because the crowds are always wild and
usually big. They sell out alot of the shows they have there(except Avail
where only 15 people showed up...bastards). There were a lot of "brodies" there and they brought their Hurley attitudes and lifeted trucks with them. The "real" punx didn't make it in to this show because the show was sold out and someone forget to remind them that tickets are available for presale.
The first band to play was F.O.N., a mediocre pop-rock band from San Diego.
They were kinda crappy and im sorry I listened to them. Next up was Hagfish,
a pop punk band who seem to remember from somewhere...but I can't quite
place it. I wasn't really paying attention but from what I heard, they were
good.They sounded like 80's style pop punk, like ALL but with a raspier voice.
Now for a band I had always been interested in, but never had a reason to see until now, Pulley. They came up and performed a very energetic set and got the crowd ready for the main event. Throughout the set, the crowd kept yelling about the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were interested in signing the lead singer, Scott. Scott blew off these rumors by saying "It seems that you have read an old paper." They played mostly songs off of their self-titled and Together again for the
first time but there were a few older song thrown in. Songs that i remember included- Second best, hooray for me, and working class whore.
Finally came the reason everyone was at this show, lagwagon. These guys are one of my favorite bands, have been for years. They came out and played a very energetic set that included a few off the new album but mostly old stuff. Joey had some trouble hitting the higher notes and messed up on some of the lyrics. I don't know if he was enebriated or sick but he seemed frustrated at times. There was an unusual amount of fat-assed crowd surfers and they got plenty of back punching. They did the fake walkoff thing and came back with Dave on guitar, Joey on drums, and chris(the big
one) on vocals. They played Don't call it a comeback then switched back to normal, played a few more songs, and finished the show. A crew was filming the show for a TV show but I can't remember for what station. Anyways, I'll give this an 8. One off for FON and the other off for stupid ass crowd surfers. It was an awesome show and if you ever get a chance to see lagwagon, do it.
Lagwagon setlist(in no order)
one thing to live
After you my friend
Hurry up and wait
island of shame
coffee and cigarettes
brown eyed girl
Don't call it a comeback
[And maybe one or two more]