Descendents - live in Las Vegas (Cover Artwork)


live in Las Vegas (2011)

live show

What more can I say? Descendents killed it. Period. No question about it.

Somewhere just before 10 p.m., the crowd became thicker, and Milo Aukerman, Stephen Egerton, Karl Alvarez, and Bill Stevenson took the stage, Milo speaking of the hamburger they all just indulged a bit earlier called the "Fire Cracker Burger" and that a trashcan was sitting backstage just in case.

Opening with the anthem "Descendents", the crowd suddenly became a fury of fists, beer cans and cell phones. It was really great to be able to see these guys still be on top of their shit after all these years, playing so well and tight together and Milo's voice was in great shape, obviously having recovered from his voice loss in London last month.

The classics: You know them... "My Dad Sucks", "Myage", "I'm the One", "All-O-Gistics", "Silly Girl", "Hope", "Suburban Home", "Van", "I'm Not a Loser" and "I Wanna Be a Bear", among many in the middle of the set. (I was fairly drunk, but can remember most things here.)

When it seemed they reached some sort of break point, Milo stated the next song they were going to play had never been played live before, and ripped into "Shattered", an awesome song from the soundtrack to the surf movie The Show, and definitely a song i did not see coming, but I'm pretty sure I was one of the few people that knew what that song was and glad I was there to witness it.

Going off stage after "I Don't Wanna Grow Up", the crowd became louder and cheered for more songs. No one was leaving. It seemed that no one was going to move until they heard every last fucking Descendents song in the book. Unwillingly, the guys came back out and tore into "Thank You", a song everyone seemed happy to sing along with and ending with the amazing "Clean Sheets". Milo then thanked the crowd and said that they had a great time and were glad to be able to make it out, and would (and I quote Milo saying this) "BE BACK!"