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Thrice / Poison the Well / Vaux

Thrice/Poison the Well/Vaux: live in Sayrevillelive in Sayreville (2004)
Island Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: sandisandi
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When the Starland Ballroom sells out a show, you know it's going to be packed up the ass. I found a spot at the back of the main floor and hopped up on one of the raised platforms so that I could get a decent view of the stage. Being short sucks. Moments in Grace took the stage first. I wouldn't.


When the Starland Ballroom sells out a show, you know it's going to be packed up the ass. I found a spot at the back of the main floor and hopped up on one of the raised platforms so that I could get a decent view of the stage. Being short sucks.

Moments in Grace took the stage first. I wouldn't say that they were horrible but they didn't give the most memorable performance ever. I'm not familiar with their stuff but they seemed to put a fair amount of heart and energy into their set.

Vaux was next. I was excited to see them because I had caught them at Warped '03. They're awesome live and they even got some good pits going by the end of their set. I love these club shows- there's something special about when the lead singer of a band heads over to the merch table after his set is done to sell T shirts.

When Vaux was done the folks at the Ballroom put the lights back on and showed some cool footage of motorcycles wiping out. That occupied us while Poison the Well set up. I'm not the hugest PTW fan and I know they get some nasty pits, so, being a tiny short person, I got the hell off the floor and watched their set from the stairs at the back. They're awesome and getting a crowd riled up, and the one song I recognized was awesome.

When PTW was finished with their set, I as really happy because I had sat through these 3 bands so that I could see my heroes in person. Thrice opened with Silhouette- some people complained about their choice of song later, but I loved it. The energy in the crowd was amazing and we threw it down hard for them. I don't have the set list, but I remember they played Where Idols Once Stood, In Years to Come, The Artist in the Ambulance, to Awake and Avenge the Dead, and Don't Tell and We Won't Ask. They were perfect- everything about the way they played was amazing, from Dustin's vocals to Eddie's hair, and at the end of the night when I was standing out in the (cold) parking lot covered in other people's sweat, it was the happiest I had ever been in my entire life.

If you're a fan of Thrice and haven't seen them live yet, GET TICKETS (although if you plan on pitting, you might want to wait until the Dashboard tour is over).

 


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Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

by the way...thrice is christian. at least some of the members. my friend visited a church for a bible study once...and they were there. just because a band consistes of christian,, doesnt mean they will be proclaiming their faith in every word. and just because they arnt screaming JESUS SAVES !! JESUS RULES !! in their lyriics, doesnt mean they arnt proclaiming their faith in their music and or lyrics. many of the songs have christian themes woven in, u just gotta be intelligent to irealize it and see it. but yeah..rock on

Anonymous (April 26, 2004)

Wow the trice CD sucsk ASS!! seriusly thrice has dissapointed me once again...

Anonymous (April 22, 2004)

christ rocks. thrice rocks. aws rocks. not christ rock though

Anonymous (April 21, 2004)

not christian? have you read the lyrics on the first two CD's?

GET A CLUE...

Anonymous (April 19, 2004)

thrice isn't a christian band. so yeah, the person that said that is wrong

Anonymous (April 19, 2004)

I come on this website to get some good info for my future adventures. All you people who sit there and write all these stupid comments need to get a life. I feel sorry for people who worry more about if thrice is on trl, then that they donate money from each sale of a cd to great causes. Seriously get a life.

Mikeshitter (April 18, 2004)

You'd have nasty pits too if you were playing sweaty club shows to pre-pubescent teens like yourself every night.

Score is for the "amazing, awesome" review, and Eddie's hair.

noreply (April 18, 2004)

They're awesome and getting a crowd riled up, and the one song I recognized was awesome.

:(

Anonymous (April 18, 2004)

If you're a fan of Thrice and haven't seen them live yet, GET TICKETS (although if you plan on pitting...)
"Plan on pitting"? That just doesn't sound right.

Anonymous (April 17, 2004)

i went out with a girl named jill in sayreville. the ony reason i red this review was because i thought of that.

-!GreenVandal!

by the way thrice is great, vaux is ok, and the rest of this bunch sucks a fat dong.

Anonymous (April 17, 2004)

who the fuck claims thrice to be their heroes

sweetsugarpezz (April 17, 2004)

l o fucking l

well i guess you gotta go to your first "punk" show sometimes.

however, this score is for vaux.

Anonymous (April 17, 2004)

Everything just got blurred together....you didn't get the memo?

Anonymous (April 17, 2004)

Why do they review heavy metal on punk sites these days?

-BSD

Anonymous (April 17, 2004)

Is everyone oblivious to the fact that THRICE rock for CHRIST???

Yes, virginia they are a christian fashion core band!

Anonymous (April 17, 2004)

I guess the reviewer is part of thrice's new target audience, the 8th grade trl kids. Remember to vote for us!(I fucking hate that when bands have that shit on their site.)

Anonymous (April 17, 2004)

i saw this show in orlando, florida but had to sit through darkest hour (what is it with you kids and any band that calls themselves metal? listen to megadeth or slayer and boycott victory records) instead of vaux. moments in grace are a great band; a little out place on this tour, but thrice asked them to play. what are they going to say? of course i realize everyone's entitled to opinions, as this reviewer certainly is. but slagging every band (and reviewer) that you 're too hardcore not to like gets annoying. grow up and realize that hardcore died with minor threat.

Anonymous (April 17, 2004)

ed doesnt go by "eddie" sweetheart

GYBE (April 17, 2004)

Great review! Score is for the awesome review!

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

Here's my review, and I didn't even go to this show:

"So I went to this show somewhere, and some bands played some songs. It was cool, so you should see them when they come to your town."

Please, hold your applause.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

Worst. Review. Ever.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

what a shitty review, your a sack of shit

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

worst review i've ever read on anything.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

"Too bad Thrice didnt stop making music after their first CD. That would have been awesome. This score is for the fact that Thrice's first CD ruled."

riiight buddy. i'd have to say that Illusion of Safety is there best cd. idiot.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

plan on pitting? are you a fucking idiot?

ill never pay 25$ to see thrice. well as long as they play their boring new stuff(with the exception of song#2)

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

you guys shouldn't even post reviews like this..... hands down, worst review ever.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

I Like thrice and PTW but that was a horrible review.Seriously, really bad.Take a journalism class or something.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

the world would be better if people stopped trying to pretend that they're awesome at writing.

bad reviews just take up room that could have been occupied by a review that was actually worth reading.

dignin (April 16, 2004)

the world would be better if a few grenades were tossed into this show.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

i was there, eddie's hair was exhilerating- it made the show

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

"eddie's hair"

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

i really like thrice and all but come on. this was an aweful review.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

Too bad Thrice didnt stop making music after their first CD. That would have been awesome. This score is for the fact that Thrice's first CD ruled.

inagreendase (April 16, 2004)

poison the well invented hardcore. 10 points for that.

Flamebait.

porkpie (April 16, 2004)

poison the well invented hardcore. 10 points for that.

-brent

porkpie (April 16, 2004)

haha. nice review. oh man.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

Can we have some quality control in the reviews that go up?

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

Bad review. Thrice sucks.

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