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Pop Disaster Tour: live in Wantagh, NYlive in Wantagh, NY (2002)
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I couldn't wait to go see this show, as it was my first time seeing Green Day live. I saw Blink last year on their TOYPAJ tour and they were ok, nothing to write home about. Even though I was a bit mad when Jimmy Eat World wasn't going to play, it really didn't matter, as I was there for really only.


I couldn't wait to go see this show, as it was my first time seeing Green Day live. I saw Blink last year on their TOYPAJ tour and they were ok, nothing to write home about. Even though I was a bit mad when Jimmy Eat World wasn't going to play, it really didn't matter, as I was there for really only one band, Green Day. So I shelled out my 40 bucks for this show, and I was ready to be amazed.

It was a foggy Thursday night when my friend and I arrived at the outdoor Jones Beach Amphitheater. We got there at about 5:45 pm and there was a pretty short line of about 500 people most. The doors weren't open yet, so we all had to put up with the staff telling us "absolutely no recording equipment, etc." They finally opened the doors at about 6:15 and we headed into the outer entrance of the theater, which had merchandise, refreshments, etc.

We got our Green Day shirts, and some drinks, and we headed to the other end of the outer part, to see a small crowd of about 70 people surrounding something. We headed over and saw a band setting up out there. The band was called "Kut U Up", and we never heard of them, so we thought we would stick around for a bit. They the put up their logo, which was a spray painted sign with their name, and handed out Atticus stickers. They then started to play. Their bass player had his amp up too loud was drowning out both the guitar and vocalist, but overall, they weren't bad. They most likely would have sounded better though if they were allowed to play on the main stage. I'd like to hear more by them, but I don't think they have a record out yet.

After that, we headed to our seats. The stage was set up with a Saves The Day banner in the background, and was covered in a pretty thick layer of fog. It was about 7:20, and we waited for Saves The Day to come on.

Saves The Day came on at about 7:35, and they opened up with "As Your Ghost Takes Flight". Chris was singing a few steps lower then he does on cd and he was dancing like Gumby (remember Gumby?). I actually think he sounded better a bit lower, it made his voice cleaner and more legible. They played a good set, which was mostly stuff off Stay What You Are, such as "Cars and Calories", "Certain Tragedy", and "See You". The only old song I recognized was "All Star Me" from Through Being Cool. They ended their set with "At Your Funeral" and a new song, which was pretty good.

After that, there was about a half an hour break so they could set up for Green Day. The seats all around us were getting refilled and after that half hour was up, it was Green Day's turn. The lights dimmed, and the curtain opened to a bunch of spinning red sirens. About 2 minutes later, the band broke out on stage and opened up with "Welcome To Paradise", complete with pyrotechnics too boot. Green Day was flat out amazing. They played a great set which included all kinds of stuff. They even played "Disappearing Boy" from Slappy Hours. My only real complaint was that Billie Joe was trying to work the crowd a bit too much, and it took away from some of their play time. Like in every Green Day concert, they invited people in the front rows to come up on stage and play their instruments. They got a kid in a yellow sweatshirt named Andrew to play drums. It was a simple beat and he did it well. For bass, believe it or not, it was Billie Joe's father, or at least that's what he told the crowd. And for guitar, it was some kid in a blue jacket...I'm pretty sure. They played a short little song, with them, and then made the two kids stage dive back into the crowd. Another highlight to the set was the cover of "Shout", with Billie Joe donning a crown and robe, basically because when he was working the crowd, he was calling himself "the king of punk rock". Their set also included all their singles such as "Brain Stew/Jaded", "Longview", "Basket Case", "Minority", and "When I Come Around". A cool surprise was when they played "She" from Dookie, I didn't expect them to play that one live. After "When I Come Around", the curtain closed, and Billie Joe came back on stage with only a guitar and played "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" to close their set. They did such an amazing job, one of the best acts I've seen live.

After that, we had about a 45-minute break so Blink could set up. I really wasn't expecting much, as I knew there would be most likely no surprises. The curtain was closed, and my friend and I were expecting to see the huge flaming "Fuck" sign they had last year when they came on stage. When it finally opened, their background was a destroyed stage, with fake lights that crashed down, etc. The lights re-dimmed, and they kicked off their set with "Anthem Part 2". Something was weird though; Tom's voice (even though his voice wasn't that great to begin with) was absolutely awful. He was about 4 steps too sharp, and made his voice even higher and more annoying. It was by far the worst I've ever heard him do. This completely butchered the song, and made it almost pitiful to sit through. After that, they wasted no time and went right into "The Rock Show". Mark steps up for the vocals for this song, and it was like he didn't even try to actually do a good job singing it. His voice sounded so plain and bland that he could have gotten anyone in the audience to sing it and it would have sounded exactly the same. Again, the song was pitiful. Surprisingly, the crowd was actually noticing this too, as there were boos and people chanting "you suck" and "get Green Day back out here" (can't say that I didn't agree). Even Blink knew that they were sucking and they didn't even care. At one point, Mark clearly stated to the audience "Maybe at tomorrow's show I'll actually give 40%", It was like a huge insult to the crowd. People started getting up and leaving too, however, we regrettably stayed for the rest of their set. Think about it like this; imagine all of Blink's radio hits and poppiest material being performed with them singing really, really off key, and in a nutshell, you'll have their set. Another thing, Tom said to the crowd, "Hello Pittsburgh", too bad that we were in NY. Even he caught the mistake and he muttered something after that. Their set was just painful. Hearing Tom sing the chorus of "Stay Together For The Kids" sounding like he was just mashed in the nads is not my idea of fun. The only person actually trying during the set was Travis. I felt really bad for him, unlike his two idiot frontmen, he was actually doing an excellent job. His drumming was excellent, and during his solo, he was turned upside down on his platform and still nailed all the drum rolls perfectly. By the time Blink got to their closer "Dammit" (the only song they played off Dude Ranch, which is blasphemy, because Dude Ranch is actually a very good disc), pretty much the whole crowd was walking out. Mark did his little stunt when he was carried out on a stretcher, and that ended Blink's pitiful set. Even though my friend who went to their next show said they did much better there, they still gave a totally unforgiving performance that will clearly be one of the worst live acts I've ever had to sit though.

Saves The Day did a good job, Green Day was flat out amazing, and Blink was undeniably terrible. Was it worth the 40 I shelled out for it? For Green Day, yes, they were amazing, too bad Blink had to ruin the night with their awful set. After seeing them fall flat on their faces during this, I highly doubt I'll ever go see them again. Maybe they were just pissed at the place cause when I saw them at Jones Beach last year, they blew out their amps and there was a huge delay in their set. However, was it really fair to take it out on the fans? I mean, who really wants to sit through "Happy Holidays, You Bastard" performed in three slightly different ways? Or Tom singing so off key that it grinds your ears? Or Mark not even caring about the set in the first place? Not me, not again.

 

 
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AlucardX (June 25, 2002)

Kut U Up's sound is pretty reminicent of Small Brown Bike, IMO. The music is heavily bass driven, with some guitar lines hinting out of there. The vocalist is pretty covered by the music, even on their song on the atticus comp. You'll have to hear them, its hard to give a really good classification of their sound.

Geetarchick (June 24, 2002)

i realize i'm late about commenting in here, but I wanted to know what kind of music Kut U Up is because you kind of neglected to write about their sound... and yeah i kinda agree that this show is a waste of 40 bucks... I didn't go when it came through my area and i'm glad i didn't because that 40 bucks went towards band merch of bands that actually need the money more than these bands.. just my two cents.

Anonymous (June 17, 2002)

Blink likes to have anal sex with 10 year old fans.

evildeadalive (June 16, 2002)

U make urself sound like morons? Um... who's the moron? That's right, u r. Really, it's not that hard to type out you, and yourself. It adds IQ points too!!

AlucardX (June 16, 2002)

"Alucardx..what kind of name is that?...you sound like a fag..you own a 711 store?"

Hi, you sound like a fag, do you work as a jizmopper?

Anonymous (June 16, 2002)

Alucardx..what kind of name is that?...you sound like a fag..you own a 711 store?

Anonymous (June 16, 2002)

How about this, all of you shut the hell up and get the sand out of your vaginas...everyone has different opinion but when u bitch about it is when u make urself sound like morons. Now go eat some glass.

waste_elite (June 16, 2002)

yeah Mest are punk as fuck! they're posing in cute little punk clothes for Hot Topic now! that's sooo punk! i'm glad they made me realize that music with meaning sucks!

ill shut up now.

waste_elite (June 16, 2002)

i can't believe these little shits that are saying old school punk sucks and mest rocks. maybe if you pulled your pointy little visored heads out of your asses you could hear correctly. i'd like to see rollins pound every last one of you into grease spots.

Anonymous (June 15, 2002)

Another flop by BLink. What's new?

JOE_MOMMA (June 15, 2002)

Socks? Hahahaha some socks smell heehee.

Vien (June 14, 2002)

Sock him AlucardX, sock everybody!

AlucardX (June 14, 2002)

"Alucardx u are a little poser, you just wrote everything around the image you want to have and gotta come back and look at the comments everyday just hoping someone will agree with you....you are just like my little brother in grade 9...oooh i wanna be punk so I'll just pick up a trend like getting a mohawk or dissing blink 182 everyone call me hardcore...you are a fucking moron who wouldnt know punk if it crawled up your ass and died..."

Dude, shut your fucking mouth. I never once said I was "punkier than thou". I'm not looking for support, this is my opinion and I could care less what everyone else thought. I also reply to people who have intellegent things to say (positive and negitive opinions about the review) and dumbass flammers like you who make quick assumptions about me when you really know jack shit. I don't give a fuck if people don't linke my review, but its the one sided opinion flamming that pisses the shit out of me. If you don't agree with what I have to say, then write your own fucking review and see how you take in all this bullshit. Blink played like crap, that's my opinion. If I was "punkier than thou" I'd say all the bands sucked and be prasing Black Flag. Did you not even read all my comments? How many fucking times did I say that Blink were good when I saw them the first time? Yeah, think about that shithead. Now shut your fucking mouth unless you want to give me actual critisim instead of flamming me blindly.

Anonymous (June 14, 2002)

Alucardx u are a little poser, you just wrote everything around the image you want to have and gotta come back and look at the comments everyday just hoping someone will agree with you....you are just like my little brother in grade 9...oooh i wanna be punk so I'll just pick up a trend like getting a mohawk or dissing blink 182 everyone call me hardcore...you are a fucking moron who wouldnt know punk if it crawled up your ass and died...

Anonymous (June 14, 2002)

blink suck live. the end. i like their music, their cd's are fun adn catchy, but they don't pull it off live for shit (except travis). tom can't sing, and 1 guiar live compared to the 3 guitar parts he does w/ overdubbing just doesnt happen. if they were smart they'd get a second guitarest. but then it wouldnt be the mark tom and travis show! Gaawd what am i saying! blink rule! F you Alcrud x or whatever, u don't know good music. blink have been around longer than green day so stop kissing their ass. just cuz greenday had that minority hit off their first album doesnt make them good. lets see green day make 4 albums! i love travis!

AlucardX (June 14, 2002)

sorry, "vien".

AlucardX (June 14, 2002)

thank you for the back up vein.

JOE_MOMMA (June 13, 2002)

Assholes? Slayer? Slayer are what punk is right? Haircuts are punk and ska isnt punk its ska. Ska is gay and so are pansy division but they arent really gay they are punk and ska is gay and haircuts are punk. So are converse.

Vien (June 13, 2002)

Yeah, mother fucker. Some being a stupid coward by quoting in anonymous and posing as AlucardX. If you didn't have anything else intellegent to say, then maybe your just that ignorant.
Butt-munch.

AlucardX (June 13, 2002)

"I apologize for my shitty review...my 23 year old brother was fucking my asshole in his Slayer shirt telling me to diss my fav band blink 182..I only said tom was so bad cuz i wish it was him behind me... the point im trying to make isn't only that blink 182 fucking rocks but that I enjoy the odd shot in the butt and will take one for your money...please ignore all my comments now cuz im a fucking moron
-AlucardX-"

ok you fucking ass spelunker, you're really mature to actually type something out like that. Blink played like crap, end of story. You're a peice of shit, why don't you do the world a favor and go put a plastic bag over your head and take a deep breath you fucking waste of space, or are you too busy desperately trying to look cool? Go back to jacking off to your classmates you fucking loser.

Anonymous (June 13, 2002)

What is all this bullshit with people sayin that each others bands sucks or whatever? Fuck that, make up your mind, listen to whatever you wanna listen to. Personally i prefer black flag, x, circle jerks and bad religion. But hey some people may prefer mest or whatever. It's your own fucking choice.

- Quit bitching

-SquareBikky-

Vien (June 13, 2002)

I can't believe how many people there are with bad taste in music. Yikes!

hemorepunkthanme (June 12, 2002)

you got ripped of. 40 bucks.

Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

I apologize for my shitty review...my 23 year old brother was fucking my asshole in his Slayer shirt telling me to diss my fav band blink 182..I only said tom was so bad cuz i wish it was him behind me... the point im trying to make isn't only that blink 182 fucking rocks but that I enjoy the odd shot in the butt and will take one for your money...please ignore all my comments now cuz im a fucking moron

-AlucardX-

Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

yo, minor threat were a bunch of straight edge wankers. go get drunk.they had good shit for the early 80's,ian wrote some decent lyrics when he wasnt talking bout how much better it is to not do drugs. but punk has moved on and evolved. fuck it.the clash and misfits is about all i like out of the mid 70-80s punk.most of it is really sloppy shit (which is punk as fuck oi!)......and mest kicks the shit out of black flag ahahahahahaha, fuck rollins, go watch his standup on HBO, now thats punk right?

Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

Fuck You Blnk-182 rocks i seen them live in Toronto, and they were good....the little bitch who did this review does know his ass from a hole in the ground.....he just thinks that he is all hardcore ..and that liking blink is such a bad thing, and uncool .....so eat me
BLINK-182-

sickboi (June 12, 2002)

You're absolutely right junior. "Damaged" and "Police Story" don't hold a candle to "Wasting Time". Fucking idiot.

Vien (June 11, 2002)

Mest and Blink....no passion I tells ya, no passion at all. Black flag and Minor threat are the shize bitch.

Anonymous (June 10, 2002)

amen to that. just cuz some punk bands are old doesnt make them automatically kick ass. have u seen rollins lately? washed up. but if u want a cd that upstages any blink album, and comes close to green day, check out mest's's 'wasting time'. the new one's good too, but wasting time is the shit

Anonymous (June 9, 2002)

fuck black flag mest rocks

Anonymous (June 9, 2002)

everyone at my school was wearing the same green day shirt the next day...i didnt go to the show, i wouldnt really want to, eventhough green day are incredible live. the price was way to much to wanna see one band...although at least they played a whole set. i've not gone to warped tour cause i only wanna see one band, and thirty bucks isnt worth it for a 30 minute set.

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

Sorry, but any show, record or even lemonade stand involving Blink 182 deserves a "1" in my books.

Isn't there a "0"??? You guys should add a "o"!!

evildeadalive (June 8, 2002)

Wow. I guess if the guy from Mest said old school punk sucks, it must be true. Shit. What do I do wih all of my punk albums now?

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

Yeah, I gotta say the same thing about this tour. Before I went I was a bigger Blink Fan than Green Day, and I love JEW. But after seeing Green Day play their hometown show (oakland, well close enough to Berkeley) they blew Blink out of the water. Blink needs a new live sound guy, because their equipment sounded horrible (Well...the guys sounded a lil off too...)

sickboi (June 8, 2002)

I'd like to see that idiot from Mest say that to Hank's face...

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

hey fuck off old punks ya u guys that are all about sex pistols and shit like black flag... i went to the mest concert last nite in providence and the singer was so right when he said u guys suck and ur music was never good in the first place

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

Fucking idiots- you actually listen to this shit? It's an insult to great bands that created the "punk" name- not bands like "The Sex Pistols"- they only had one good song and the rest suck and they were into money and fashion more than music. I'm talking about MC5,Ramones, Black Flag, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Stooges, Minor Threat- now thats some music you can break a skull to!!

Vien (June 8, 2002)

I've went to like around 30 punk shows(which is pretty low compared to some people), and I've never seen blink once. Reason being might be that i always get negative feedback from everybody i know that actually goes to thier shows. Even though I've never seen them before, i have have seen theme in countless live videos and ect. And so, Yes, blink does suck live. They are obviously a studio band, which explains why thier recording sounds honestly great, and they suck balls live. Never waste money on blink ever again, I haven't, because i'm lucky enough not to like thier music in the first place.

SockMonkeyRiot (June 7, 2002)

Hmm it seems Blink doesn't vary their act much, as they opened with Anthem Part II and played Happy Holidays twice in a row.

Atleast Green Day was different, they opened with Maria and played a great cover of Op Ivy's "Knowledge".

I'd have to say that the concert I went to was the same, Green Day rocked and Blink sucked :p

SockMonkeyRiot (June 7, 2002)

I saw this in Hartford CT, along with a bunch of other bands.

Grover Dill was pretty good, they have good potential.

Gob, Mest and Good Charlotte were good.

Sugarcult was probably my favorite.

Saves The Day was really good too, but it was sad seeing everyone singing along to their new stuff but not knowing a word of their old stuff.

Green Day was really good.

I left about 10 songs into Blink's performence, every single song they played up untill then was off their new albums, but I heard that I didn't miss much.

AlucardX (June 7, 2002)

"We don't give a shit what the weather was like."

wow, I mention it was foggy once and I get the god damn ninth degree. Get a fucking life.

sickboi (June 7, 2002)

Did anyone else try to go tot the Strung Out show at Nations in DC? I heard from Rufio that it was cancelled because the venue owners didn't want to have to compete with the Pop-Disaster tour....

Phillip (June 7, 2002)

Hey chum, you're doing a concert review, not a fucking book. We don't give a shit what the weather was like.

AlucardX (June 7, 2002)

"I don't that was exactly what Mark said, but whatever, he still sang really uninspired."

some grammar i've got...I meant to say that even if Mark didn't say what I thought he did, he still sounded really uninspired.

AlucardX (June 7, 2002)

Jon:I'm assuming you went to the Wantagh show as well. You can honestly tell me Tom didn't sound like hell when he sang? I saw Blink the year before on the TOYPAJ tour, and they were a lot better. They played with much more feeling and intensity then they did at pop disaster. It was pretty much like they didn't even care this time around. I don't that was exactly what Mark said, but whatever, he still sang really uninspired. They also played pretty much the same set as they did a year before also, no surpises. I would have loved to hear more dude ranch. I didn't write that to make them look bad, if I did a review of their show last year, I would have given them a much better review. Think before you flame...

And btw...It didn't make it to the radio because its good music, it made it because it's (GASP!) poppy. Dammit and Josie never got half the airplay combined as All The Small Things did. Why? because that's what selling out is my friend.

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

i give it a zero. Pop Disaster tour...sheesh.

Anonymous (June 6, 2002)

Listen AlucardX,
Green day was fucking great. I'll give you that, but some of the shit you said about blink was messed up. Maybe you couldn't hearproperly cause green day rocked your ears too much, but Mark said "I'm only gonna give 40% tomorrow night." meaning he was gonna use all his energy up on tinights show. Thats a good thing. Not an insult. There's a bunch of other things in your review that are twisted to make bink soung worse than they were. Blink played a good show, green day's was just better. I think you're just one of those people who have a negative view of blink due to their popularity. Anything popular or main stream isn't good so you cant say it is. Its just good music. Don't you think the reason it got popular is because its good? I'll admit to it that I'm a big Blink fan because they're are great at what they do. I don't know I just lost my thought. whatever. Fuck you!

-Jon

Handsdown313 (June 6, 2002)

pat foley whats up mofo its mike
and dude chris conley is the shit, no way he wanted to play in a place that people cant even see him... is he gay? not that i care hes still an ill singer

Anonymous (June 6, 2002)

Say what you will about Green Day--they've been doing the arena gig since 93. I saw them last year, and my money was on Green Day upstaging them and surprise, surprise!! Most of the reviews seem to suggest the same, even from people who aren't huge Green Day fans. I think half the reason Green Day took this tour was because they knew they could show up Blink in front of their own fans. Can't wait to see what happens with Green Day's new album...

--Cos

Anonymous (June 6, 2002)

hmm true enough. but NFG still kick ass, and they are really nice. maybe STD were just having a bad night when i met them.NFG are not cock heads.Steve is very fuckin cool. ian and cyrus are just quiet and kinda dorky.jordan, for all the attention chicks give him, is very down to earth.they are normal guys. they were nervous for the blink tour last year they told me. they are averaged aged at 22 and played shows w/ 10,000 poeple, nervous as hell. lets see u try that.

Anonymous (June 6, 2002)

To that one guy who said he wasn't making fun of Chris: I know, but others do and it's getting so old. I never found anything wrong with it, if you're going to sit there and laugh at it then your sense of humor sucks ass.

And to the other kid who said he met NFG and crap... I don't like their attitude. I don't want to meet them. I see how they act on stage, on the videos, I don't want to be friends with cock heads like that. They act like shitheads and it's not funny.

Chris from STD did not want to play this tour. Their label made them. Tom from blink called him and tried to convince him to sell out, saying how cool it was... Chris doesn't like all the teeny boppers that don't know shit, and I know I'd get annoyed too.

Everyone can't be so fucking nice to everyone all the time.

Anonymous (June 6, 2002)

I've met Chris from StD, and I have to say he's one of the nicest, most genuine people I've ever met.

-Scotty

Anonymous (June 6, 2002)

chris does dance like a dork. i love saves the day, but c'mon. he was also pretty cocky when i met them, but ebin was cool and bummed a smoke off me. i thought they were all straight edge or vegan, but i guess not.oh yea NFG's singer doesnt act like an ass the times i've seen him, and those guys are the coolest fuckin band i've ever met,he didnt even get annoyed by 12 year old girls asking for his water bottle, while chris told a girl that "this encounter will be more memorable"w/ a sarcastic tone when she asked for an autograph, and didnt stop to talk to anyone.NFG was ten times nicer than saves the day(i'm friends w/ the local club venue owners son, so i meet all the bands, pretty rad huh?)dont' talk shit or judge band members unless u meet them.

Anonymous (June 6, 2002)

"yo who was the other person who knows about how shitty the tweeter center is? do i kno you?"

If this is the same guy as before (RedRaider) then yea you do...

-pat41

AlucardX (June 6, 2002)

thank you Scott. I didn't bash Blink to look cool (I even admitted to enjoying them on their last tour), If I wanted to look cool, I would have said all the bands sucked and started preaching about how Kid Dynamite rocks. This was my opinion of the show, and if you went to the wantagh show, you'd know the true torture of sitting through that Blink set.

Anonymous (June 6, 2002)

I have one question.

Too the few kids that were trashing the reviewer about how he's trying to be cool by bashing Blink online:

Why the fuck would anyone try to look cool online? Who gives a fuck? It's not like you guys are ever gonna see each other.

-Scotty

HandsDown313 (June 5, 2002)

i think chris is a great singer.. anyways who went to the boston show?

AlucardX (June 5, 2002)

sorry, forgot to log back in, that last comment was mine.

Anonymous (June 5, 2002)

waste - ok, no prob, I'm sorry about overreacting.

guy who commented about Chris from StD: I wasn't making fun of him, he just dances a little funny, and that was the only description I could think of. He did a good job live.

waste_elite (June 5, 2002)

dead not dad

dammit

waste_elite (June 5, 2002)

hey alucard that comment about you being a poser for not knowing billie joes dad was dad was sarcastic.

man...

Anonymous (June 5, 2002)

Everyone always make fun of Chris from STD because of how he dances on stage... shut the fuck up, leave him alone, goddamn.. atleast he doesn't act like an ass and try to be funny like the guy from NFG.

Anonymous (June 5, 2002)

yo who was the other person who knows about how shitty the tweeter center is? do i kno you?

HungOverHero (June 5, 2002)

I went to the show in Buffalo, NY and had a damn good time. I was disapointed that STD played all new shit. Green Day opened with Maria and even played King For A Day somewhere in their set. My friend/bandmate Matt got called up to play guitar cause I was pointing him down to Bille Joe. Billie gave him a huge buggs bunny kiss and let him keep the guitar and go backstage for the rest of the set. It was fucking sweet. He got all these business cards from people back stage who told him to give them a call if he ever starts a band or is in one. I laughed my ass off when there were 12 year old girls coming up to him asking to touch the guitar, and we had to get my drunk friend Jarrett to play body guard. Goodtime.
I thought Blink did a pretty good job this year. I hate their new stuff, and thats all they played, but at least they were into it this year and didn't act like retards that much. Last time I seen them they kind just stood there and played and told shitty jokes and looked like they didn't want to be there at all. I was surprised by the energy they had this time. Although they only played Dammit off of Dude Ranch as an old song. Oh well. Tom smashed his guitar at the end of the set and collapsed on stage. They came with a stretcher and took the broken guitar off stage.
The show wasn't too bad. I got to see my friend play guitar on stage, and my drunk friend protect him from the crowd with a rock afterward.

Anonymous (June 5, 2002)

RedRaider... That must be Mike. But yea... I didnt even want to go see this show because, even though I have never been to the Tweeter Center I looked at the seating charts and the lawn seats looked way too far away and the closer seats were way too expensive. Last Year at Suffolk Downs was, Im sure, 400 million times better because its just a horse track and they play in the middle of it with lawn as far as the eyes can see. I heard you couldnt even hear blink and Green Day played about 6 songs in 45 minutes. Thats ridiculous. $35 to watch Saves the Day, Green Day and Blink a half mile away, Ill just go watch Big D and the Kids Table for $15 and be able to touch them I am so close. Fuck the Tweeter Center!

Anonymous (June 5, 2002)

hey i wrote the boston post way down... there yeah there.. anyways I think Blink makes good records. Is it about time they kinda grew up? I mean they are about 28 years old except for travis whos like 24.. but dad hanging out by the junior high to get babes and tom telling mark he fucked his mom last nite and then mark saying he fucked toms mom.. i dunno it just gets old and redundant. I saw blink last year and they were amazing that is why i feel that its alright to explain that blink really sucked this year. to anyone who thinks blink played good on any tourdate this year ur outa ur fucking head. ive seen blink 3 times now and the last two times i saw them they rocked. anyways, whatever peace
RedRaider

THAT_GUY (June 5, 2002)

Hey Mike,I hate to break it to you,but your opinion isn't the only one that matters,I personally liked BDV,they had everyone in their VERY small audience into the music.And Kut U Up was there,they played before Jimmy Eat World,and they were awesome too,but someone had already mentioned them,so I thought I'd only bring up BDV,as no one had mentioned them yet.

THAT GUY

AlucardX (June 5, 2002)

flammers, fuck off, I'm really sick of this. For the guy who said he went to the the show in wantagh, you can't deny how crappy blink were. Ask anyone else who went to wantagh and they'll tell you the same. If you saw them on the TOYPAJ tour last year, you know they did a much better job and they didn't sound like crap. This year they just flat out sucked, I'm sorry. I'm not fucking acting "cool", Blink were good last year, but this year, they just sucked this time around.

Just fuck off flamers. If you want to critize me, i'll be open to hear it, but don't give me crap that i can't control (like bille joe's father).

Anonymous (June 5, 2002)

I was at the may11 h pop disaster show in houston as well, and I have to stay it was a good show, not great though. Jimmy Eat World was really solid live ( kicked off with the bad ass " a praise chorus" and ended with "the middle"- all the dumbasses got off their hands for this song, my friend was like: is this their best song?, iw as like " no all these idiots just know it from the radio".), even though they have no charisma. Green Day was next and their set was as tight as it could be as they kicked off with "Maria" played all their hits. They even let some fans come up and play an operation ivy cover. Only negative was, Bille Joe had the crowd iteract too much, I don't wanna hear everyone around me yelling " Oi, Oi! " and " Oh, Oh, Ohhhhhh".
Onto Blink. I heard they sucked the first few nights of the show ( heck they admitted it), but I found nothing wrong with the way they played. Blink has never been a "technically skilled" live band, never have been, it's CPR ( Crappy Punk rock) I I love how blink sounds live, it's more punk that way anyway. Kicked off with anthempt2, went right into rock show, then played an awesome versio of dumpweed ( my fav. blink song). Only played two old songs 'Carousel' and Dammit ( to close show with). Played all hits off enema, along with dysentary gary,and don't leave me. Off TOYPAJ they played the singles (rock show, first date, STFTK) , along with please take me home, reckless abandon ( w/travis's kick ass solo), what went wrong , happy holidays you bastard, etc. Last year's TOYPAJ tour was way better, cuz the set list was better ( NFG was great too bad those 'fashion whores' midtown was there as well) . last year they played M'M's, and a friggin Descendents cover! This year's set was similar to last years, but I really wish they played some older stuff , ( I just want to see them play 'Josie' ). Anyway the guy who reviewed the NY show is just lame. He heard somewhere that blink sucked on tour, so he had to go along with what everyone else says and say they sucked. Thats really punk buddy. I didn't like tom's vocals, mark said he wasn;t trying ( that was a joke you moron) blah blah....
also travis's friend's band breakdance vietnam played in concession area and sucked, I would rather have kut u up.
Mike (aim:hbkdlonyr)

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

I saw Green Day a the Big Kuhuna in Wilmintion, DE(which is small club) and I have to say that it was the bst sho i ever been to. I know its hard to believe I sa gree ay in a small club lessthen a year ago, but it happened and ill never forget. Lets say I walke away a changed man. Ask for the pop disaster because im my past experiance with green day I would have kicked myself if I missed. So I bought a ticket for the show in Camdan, NJ show riht by Philly. This was my first show with a HUGE venue andit kind of freaked me out how big it was. STD opened and they were pretty good, the lead singer looked like he had ants in his pants. The green day was next, and it was a life changing experianeonce again, green day took home the crown that night. And I was so worn out along with the rest of the people that night, that it was hard to enjoy blinks set. I not big fan but I don't think they played that bad and theydid talk to much thou, and I hae to get them a hand for even steping on the stage after green day but the next morning I cut out a review for the show. And f tcource they said green day blew everyone away, and fo blink they said "thy didn't have the majic" whichIwasto stoked that nht that I didn't care. But that is probably one show which will o down in the history book for me. If you ever get a chance to see green day GO trust me you won't regret it, for now over and out

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

Your wrong, Mark said something like "Tonight I am giving 100%, so you people are lucky, tommorow night at MSG I am gonna give only 40%". I am sick of all you punker than thou jackasses who think that it is a rite of passage to rip apart blink. You were probably singing along in your seat, but here on "PUNK"news.org you have to represent by totally dissing them.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

Oh yeah,I fuckin hate Tom !!!There is a reason though,oh yes,I don't just blindly hate him on account that some elitest told me he sucks.Before Green Day went on,that prick came in the front doors,and I was standing in front of the Atticus stand,(what a shitty idea,a band having a clothing line,just stick with selling your band shirts)and he walked towards me,and I,being a steadfast supporter of small, indie, and non-radio bands,am used to people in the band just being people,and you can TALK to them(I've talked to Scott from Unwritten Law,Tony from Mest,and other members from various other bands).So when he came close I sorta said wassup man,and the asshole ran into me,HE FUCKIN RAN INTO ME,and didn't apologize !!If it wasn't for the 200 screaming teeny-bopper chicks and his big,buff body guard,I would have jumped his ass right there.And it might seem that my previous satement said that JEW sucked,that's not the case,I just hate big venues,and not being able to see them ruined it for me.I love JEW,they are very talented,even if they're a little emo for my tastes.Also,did Billie from Geen Day lead the audience in an almost nazi-like chanting during any other shows ? It was border-line creepy,so I was j/w.Ok,I'm really gonna go away this time.

THAT GUY

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

I saw the Pop Disaster Tour in Houston on May 11th,and I have to say,Jimmy Eat World would have been 1,000 times better on a smaller stage,plus,I was on the lawn,and the screens weren't turned on,so I had to actually stare at the little ants on stage,just to figure who was who,and who did what.Green Day,who can say anything bad about those crazy fuckers,they owned the WHOLE audience,and when they had people come on stage,they had some guy on guitar(I could care less about him,he was forgettable),they had a guy on bass who got a pair of pink panties from Billie,then stage dove,and this fat guy on drums,who ended up playing the part of roadie the rest of the night.Green Day ended their set with explosions of more confetti cannons than I have ever seen,and that includes when i saw Less than Jake.Then Blink came on,and what can I say ? I can say they sucked harder than a hooker with rent due. This wasn't the first show I've left early(I left 3 shows before the headliners came on,but that was only because I had to work the next day,and was nothing against the bands themselves.)But Blink,who I will admit,I liked,with the exceptions of Enema and Enema Strikes back,blew so hard,that by their 5th song,(the incredibly immature,crappy,and pointless shit piss song)my friends and me were actually ready to leave in THE MIDDLE of a bands set !!!(I've sat through fuckin Earshot and Hot Rod Circuit) Now I can't even listen to Dude Ranch or Cheshire Cat without turning off the cd and almost crying cause they were so bad.Plus,did anyone else see the band Breakdance Vietnam,they were so fucking good,but their cd is so bad.(not the songs or anything,the quality is bad,listen to it and you'll know what I mean)Ok,I'm gonna go away now.

THAT GUY

AlucardX (June 4, 2002)

dude, get off my back. Just because I didn't know his dad was dead makes me a poser? Wow, I guess everything makes you a poser these days...

waste_elite (June 4, 2002)

and alucard you are such a poser for not knowing billie joe's dad was dead.

jeez, lighten up guys.

waste_elite (June 4, 2002)

yeah ive only shelled out 40 bucks for one show and that was tool also. i fucking love that band. don't hate me.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

uh, dude, i was talking about the guy who posts as 'oldpunker' who always says stupid i'm punk shit on every board.but if u saw black flag in 84 thats pretty cool...and makes u pretty old...relativly...and punk i guess, at least, at the time. but Rollins now is just some old washed up fuck that mumbles on stage preaching about being a animal, and my # is one. he sux now. to bad.gimme gimme gimme is cool.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

God damn you people are lame. By the way- I'M NOT A PUNK, But I like a lot of punk music and just because I said Black Flag tore the place up in '84 doesn't make me some "old punker" you stupid shits. The fact is that, punk or not, those bands you mention just flat out suck.

AlucardX (June 4, 2002)

first guy who flammed me: shut the fuck up. I was giving an estimate to how I thought his voice sounded. I know what it is for a band to tour you fucking scumbag. I don't expect studio perfect, I was comparing their performance to what they had when I saw them the year before, when they were a shitload better. If you were at this concert, you'd think the same, so shut your fucking mouth or write your own damn review.

guy who commented about billie joe's dad: it was what he himself told the crowd, I had no damn idea his dad was dead so don't flame me on that.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

billy joe's dad died about 20 years ago you absolute moron

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

I saw the show in Hartford at the Radio 104 Fest on Memorial Day. I thought Saves the Day played an okay set, I've heard them play better, though I've never thought they were a particularly interesting band in the first place. Not bad. Green Day was great for the most part, but I'm still bitter towards Billie Joe for not picking me to go onstage and play bass (I mean...I WAS wearing an Op Ivy shirt, and he DID see me). Overall they were good, I was glad they didn't play much shit off Warning...it was mostly Dookie stuff, and some Nimrod. Sadly no real old stuff, cept of course playing Knowledge. Blink was okay, but why the fuck don't they play anything from their first two albums. Ever. What sellouts. They sat around and made dirty jokes and were admired by thousands of people who don't know better.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

I would never of paid to see this show, that's why I have made connections with Rick Devoe (blink's management) so I would never have to pay to see them again. I didn't see this show, but the show I did she was quite good and WAY overpriced. 34.50 for a ticket and 10.00 for parking. The monsters of Rock Tour was only 22.50 and it had Poison, Cinderella, Motley Crew, Bon Jovi, and Guns and Roses. I mean come on! That's huge. Blink was great on the show I saw them on. They did their Descendents cover. And played loud as hell. Jimmy Eat World was good, but I didn't think Green Day were as good as they should of been. If i wanted to hear Green Day moan into the mic and make orgasm sounds I could of just watched Blink. This review deserved a 2, if i wanted to read a review making fun of blink i could read any review Scott writes.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

He sang one step lower, tom sang four steps too sharp. What the fuck are you talking about. Just say he was too low or too high, this "step" crap makes you look stupid. great show by the way, tom was awsome and so was mark. You try to sing every night for 1000 kids for two godamn months, little worthless prick. It was an awsome show and Blink was badass. if you have a problem go eat shit little mag.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

went to the pittsburgh show (home of upper middle class punks anti flag, who pose as punks to the rest of u unsuspecting dopes...sorry went to HS w/ em) and i have to agree w/ most of u. saves the day was good, but they sound better in clubs. they also played 9 songs off the new album and only 2 off TBC. none off the first. i was bummed cuz i like TBC better than the new one andi also appreciate a balance of albums in a set. oh well. green day was cool, but the crowd interaction is only cool for the people interacting.but in 7th grade when dookie came out i was hooked. didnt have a fuckin clue what punk is then, but being 22 now, i hold them is some sort of classic esteem. dont' know what punk is now but alot of u computer savvy punks w/ internet access seem to have an opinion. oldpunker, i can almost imagine how punk u are, panning for change to pay for your internet access.Finally, blink suct cock. i dig their albums, specially dude ranch, but jerry finn can shine a turd in the studio. they cant sing, however, i do note that travis is god behind the kit.they fuck around, and play shitty sets. they suct last year too, but at least NFG showed them what its like to play well live, they blew blink off the stage.teenyboppers singing along bugged me, but shit, least they like blink and not creed or puddle of nickle life house or whatever. anyways i'm out. overall a shitty show but at least i got so drunk i couldnt remember the second half of blinks set.
-punksaresodamneletist

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

Yeah.. So its about two weeks before the concert here in Boston, and I have no tickets to this show. Last year I saw Blink 182 with New Found Glory and they kicked ass. NFG was amazing and Blink played M&M's... I was so fucking happy. So anyways, bout a week before this concert I would have shelled out 60 bucks for this 30 dollar ticket to see Saves the Day, undoubtedly one of my favorite bands.. Green Day, who I have been a huge fan of since third grade *I kid you not* and Blink since about 7th grade when I first heard Carousel off of Chesire Cat. So regardless of all this, somehow I end up with two FREE tickets the day before the show. I have no idea how, I guess some of my friends who are girls didnt feel like going so I gladly took them off their hands. My friends and I got to the show at about 5:15, and doors opened inside at about 7, and STD went on around 7:15 and played an amazing set, not to mention the fact that I was so freakin far away i dont think I could see chris dance if i had tried. STD looked like specs of red and blue on the stage which was about a football field and 1/2 away. (Thanks alot tweeter center you fucking blow, and thanks alot to blink and GD for actually agreeing to play such a shitty venue). We had lawn seats so we couldnt get too into the music, I mean im sure its chill for all those pot smoking DMB fans who have nothing better to do and arent even there for dave to bein with, but for some reason, being 150 yards from the stage didnt sit well with me. So anyways, after a long time after STD closed with "Firefly", GD came on with a bunch of sirens and blaring sounds and stuff. They opened with "Maria" and the crowd was going crazy. Billy Joe was amazing with the crowd, simulating an orgasm and having a mariachi band come out and play with him. They fucking rocked. Green day should have closed the show, because if I had known how pathetic Blink was going to be, i wouldnt have stayed even tho the tickets were free. Im not ashamed to say I love blink 182. I think Tom and Travis are very talented... But i hafta agree with the reviewer b/c toms voice sounded like shaaaaaaaaaaat. Mark's wasnt much better. they played all the songs that the 11 year olds behind me sang all the words to and were far too out of control for lawn seats. if they persisted one of them would have ended up with my foot in their trachea. "Dammit" the only song i wanted to hear besides "What Went Wrong" and "Carousel", sucked royally and I probably will never go see blink again unless they stop sucking live and playing such shitty venues so they can make 6 extra bucks.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

I went to the show in Charlotte NC, and Green Day was the best show I've ever seen, but blink sucked ass. The bass was up to high, and tom should be shot for torturing people with his voice. We left during the middle of the set, when mark was having a picnic with some chick while tom "sang" that acoustic song. Goddamn blink sucks ass.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

I went to pop disaster here in florida and it was fucking incredible,i have to agree with the guy who did the review of blink sucking,i've never seen them before and they fucking suct ass,i mainly came for greenday because they're my favorite band from all time,i also wanted to see j. E. W live even thought i'm not much into their music,they kicked ass,but it wasn't nothing compared to greenday... Bj just has the best stage presence,probably only people like kurt cobain would've had the recognition that he has live. I think that performance will always be the best thing i'll ever see.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

saves the day was cool in NJ. only saw 1 or 2 song b/c of the horrible traffic . but green day rocked. and so did blink. blink was actually better then i have seen them before. good job guys

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

When i saw blink and Green Day at darrien lake Both bands were quite awsome. i feel sorry for the guy that got the crappy blink show. ha ha

JoSh

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

I never saw green day in concert, damn I have to go see them but they never come to Ottawa. I did see Blink with new found glory, and they were pretty good. They where a lot better than before when they played the Sno-core tour with Primus like 5 years back. The only show i payed 40$ for was Tool. And i'd do it again. Tool just puts on a great show. Oops tool isnt punk, i will probably be killed.

-ejaculine

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

I still find it quite humorous that "real punks" find the need to bash green day and blink,get over yourselves. These 2 bands have always been snotty,bratty,obnoxious pop punk. Take them for what they are. Enough of this bashing shit.. Its really getting boring. And its taking up space on this site. -oldpunker-

AlucardX (June 4, 2002)

I've been to plenty of club shows (Bad Religion, AFI, etc.) and I do know the intesity that they have. However, this was my first time seeing Green Day, and at their rate, they won't play a club show anytime soon. If they weren't playing this, I would have made much better use of my 40 bucks, like saving it for Warped Tour, but I really wanted to see them. The price to go to this stupid stadium show is 40 everywhere, and this was pretty much the only real way I was ever going to see them now. Now that I went to the show, I really should have left after them instead of staying for the horrid Blink set. If you've seen Green Day before, then don't bother, 40 is way too much. For a first time though, I had to.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

they pick people to come on stage to play knowledge by op ivy..and he wore the crown and robe for kind for a day

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

What were you expecting? I mean....come on! I've seen Green Day once and they did a good job, not great- too much gimmick crap, I've never seen Blink and NEVER will and Saves the Day is just flat out wimpy. Try seeing a band live that can go up on stage without gimmicks, without props, without an arena and completely create a terrifyingly intense and violent riot through anger. The best live performance I've ever seen was Black Flag in 1984 at the Leeds Festival in England- fucking classic, Rollins is such an insane fucker, I swear that his intensity was almost enough to kill everyone in attendence if he let loose on them. The craziest song was "My Ghetto", he was punching and snarling at the pussy skin heads in the front row, while I bashed on the skins from the back. Now THAT'S a show, one where you barely walk away from alive is the best kind my friend- unforgetable.

FatTony (June 4, 2002)

The price tag was the reason I didn't go. I've seen Blink twice now and I have to say they've actually gotten worse over time. I would have only gone for Green Day (Jimmy Eat World would have opened the date I went to) and $40 for one band wasn't worth it to me.

Anonymous (June 4, 2002)

hehe yeah

waste_elite (June 4, 2002)

you paid 40 dollars for that shit? you're crazy. still, i have some weird respect for blink after reading that review.

"Maybe at tomorrow’s show I’ll actually give 40%". "Hello Pittsburgh". i'll bet that ruined the show for all of the fat prebuescent girls. cheers to that.

lockdown59 (June 4, 2002)

You wasted your money friend. 40 bucks just for Green day, Daves the day and a sample of Kut U up? You got ripped. Even though I am a bit of a Blink fan, I would never go to their show. I have heard them live (the live CD), and they SUCK live. On top of that, They don't have to try. They have the command of tons of people, who Know that any show put on by someone on TRL IS (YES IS IT IIISSSS) a good show. I am surprised that people bothered to tell Blink that they weren't doing good. They are heros, at least someone can tell that they are not a super-dee-dooper band just becasue they are all over MTV. I am really rambling aren't I?

Anyway, I think that this would be a great opportunity to state my theory on Teenie-boppers and their music. I recent was hanging out with amy friend at her house. She is your classic Teenie-bopper (but a very nice girl). She is hot, popular, cheerleader, whatever, you name it. Well her CD collection consist of EVERYTHING that plays on MTV in recent years. Thats right, Everything fro Backstreet Boys to Sum41 to Weezer's Green album. I rmember maybe about a year earlier, I let her listen to my Millencolin "Penguins and polar Bears" CD. She said she really liked it. Well, where is her copy. I think I know. She is waiting until Carson Daly states it made the countdown on TRL. Why can't people decide what they like, and only take was Carson Daly gags them with?

I am a super ass hole.

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