Get Up Kids/Hot Rod Circuit - live in San Diego (Cover Artwork)

Get Up Kids / Hot Rod Circuit

Get Up Kids/Hot Rod Circuit: live in San Diegolive in San Diego (2002)
Vagrant Records

Reviewer Rating: 4

Contributed by: SheenaSheena
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I thought that when I got to the Scene, the lines were going to be very long and I'd have to do a lot of waiting before I got in the door, but it wasn't too bad. The show wasn't even sold out when I arrived but of course, this was The Get Up Kids' second appearance in a six day period in San Diego..

I thought that when I got to the Scene, the lines were going to be very long and I'd have to do a lot of waiting before I got in the door, but it wasn't too bad. The show wasn't even sold out when I arrived but of course, this was The Get Up Kids' second appearance in a six day period in San Diego.

First up was local band The Lovelight Shine (former members of Jejune). These guys sound nothing like the other bands they were playing with, but they are awesome. The only way I can describe their sound is 70s rock. I didn't really see any huge reaction from the crowd, the people just didn't seem into it. They played a few songs from their EP "Makes out", but didn't get a real long set. Check these guys out if you haven't already.

The last time I saw Hot Rod Circuit play, people were so into them and it was great. This time, people were just standing there. I couldn't understand it, but it later occurred that the majority of the people in the venue only knew the closing song "The Pharmacist" from the regular radio air play it gets. Besides that, in my opinion, this was by far the best HRC has played. They had tons of energy and rocked it out. They played "Flight 89 (North American)" as well as others.

And for the long anticipated Get Up Kids. I've missed them every time they've come to San Diego. Half the people I talk to say they suck live, and the other half think they are awesome live. I thought they were great. Although Matt Pryor didn't seem like he was doing great. He rolled his eyes back several times. I am not sure if he just wasn't feeling well or in a bad mood, or if he just didn't want to be there. Whatever the case, he dealt with it and put in what seemed his best.

I think it's safe to say that most of the people who listen to the Get Up Kids, own "Something to Write Home About", because the songs played off that CD were the songs that got the best crowd participation, along with "Mass Pike". There were other songs played off "4 Minute Mile", "On a Wire" and "Somethingâ?¦" The other guitar player took over the mic for a few songs, and I'll say he's just as good a singer as Matt Pryorâ?¦ he just doesn't have the distinct high pitch Pryor has.

What would any good set be with out an encore, so GUK gave us a 4 song encore which included "Ten Minutes", "Action & Action" and the last song they played was the last song off their new album "On A Wire". I was disappointed with that choice, but I'll survive. Usually when a band closes a set, I like to hear one of their most popular songs. I don't have much else to say about this show. I thought all the bands put on a great performance and if you like HRC or the GUK, I highly recommend this show, especially if it's in a smaller venue. Have Fun.


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sickboi (June 24, 2002)

Not my slice of pie musically, but Sheena, if you took that picture, kudos to you...

Anonymous (June 22, 2002)

Does anyone know where to get tickets from for the one off guks show in london, coz i can't seem to find them...

Anonymous (June 20, 2002)

Does anyone know if there were any Mexicans, Blacks, or Asians at this show?


Anonymous (June 19, 2002)

fuckin' stupid wimpy music

Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

About the Columbus thing,
I'm from Cleveland and we get plenty of encores here. I guess it might just be Columbus.

JOE_MOMMA (June 12, 2002)


Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

yea i think static x sux, but that fuck said a comment which has always made me despise punks - the elitist attitude that only punk is good, or that the opinion of the general public has on music is less valid, or that some people don't desearve to listen to punk. he's that guy walking around warped tour flicking off NFG when they come on stage and then cheering on NOFX, cuz shit motherfucker, NFG arent punk but NOFX is and u have to be punk to be good, forget the fact that NFG busted their asses to get where they are. and 80 's hair metal STILL rox! i'm goin to poison later this month!

THAT_GUY (June 11, 2002)

To the guy2 below me:Really,he should put a gun to the back of his/her head ? That makes sense,he/she likes something other than punk.That sounds right to me,EVERYONE who doesn't likes something other than punk,or doesn't like punk,should die. Because of your comment I'm gonna go kill my elderly neighbor,the lady who listens to Gospel across the street,the new-born down the street,hell while I'm at it,I'll put a bullet in YOUR PARENTS HEADS !! Come on,what kind of poser punk-elitest bull-shit are you trying to pull ? I personally don't like Static X,but that's someone else's opinion,I mean come on admit it,deep down,you FUCKIN LOVE 80's hair-metal(which I peronally liked),or NSync,or Linkin Park. You probably even liked Static X when they came out.Come on,you know you do.It's not like it makes you cooler to bash them on an ANONYMOUS board.Just go home,put on the latest Madonna cd,jam out,then DON'T TELL ANYONE !!!


JOE_MOMMA (June 11, 2002)

Gay is gay so gay a gay man in the gay butt hahahahhahaha

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

To the person below me: For the hour & 1/2 - 2 hours you wasted at a Static X show, your encore should have been a bullet to the back of your head. Jackass.

Fuzzy (June 11, 2002)

this isnt related tot he GUK, but you mentioned an encore...
at the Newport in Columbus, Ohio, we don't get encores anymore...

i've seen about 20 shows in the past year...ranging from Zebrahead to Floggin Molly to Static X and NOBODY has played an encore...

is this happening other places, or just in the heart of Ohio, where the sun never shines?

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

did the get up kids play "no love" from four minute mile?

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

Why don't you write a review then?


Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

That was the most non descript piece of shit review I have ever read.

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