Saturday I dragged Mr. Bzzz to Jersey to see All Time Low with May Day Parade, The Starting Line, and We are the In Crowd.
It was an interesting show. I had a great night. I learned many things. Those things are these:
- All Time Low’s stage show is exactly like seeing Blink 182 circa 1996 … with more dick, and less fart. Unlike Blink, however, they don’t carry that same dick and fart jokes mentality into their lyrics.
- Bands making dick jokes, talking about getting laid and impregnating girls, and hanging bras on their mic stand when the average age of the crowd is about 15 is creepy. Super fucking creepy. To be fair, I’m pretty sure it was just as creepy when I was 15. All I’m saying is: Check IDs, guys.
- Perhaps because they are still around, Green Day’s influence is highly highly under-rated and Blink 182’s is highly overrated. (Which is not to say I don’t love me some Blink)
- Just swinging your guitar to your shoulder or head does not count as rock moves. I’m talking to you, Mayday Parade.
- Hot pink bass = the awesomest thing ever. Neon lime green guitars ain’t bad either.
- We are the In Crowd’s singer sounds exactly like Hayley Williams of Paramore. Exactly. She also takes all her stage moves directly from Hayley’s book. The difference is that We are the In Crowd has one of the dudes singing and their lyrics are mostly pretty terrible. I totally bought their CD. I like supporting ladies that rock. And I couldn’t hear the lyrics when they were performing.
- The current wave of pop-punk/pop-emo bands wear tighter skinny jeans than Williamsburg hipsters … which is saying A LOT.
- If I wanted to be the coolest sophomore in high school, I would buy myself some super short cut-off jean shorts for every day of the week. Note: I do not want this.
American Eagle Outfitters shorts (see more denim short shorts)
- I would also buy myself a t-shirt and cut off the sleeves to make it a revealing tank top and then wear a bandeau top underneath.
- The signage in New Jersey is just as fucking terrible as New York … and possibly worse. The roads, however, are 10 times better being that they have been re-paved in the last decade. Thus it is still preferable to drive in Jersey than New York.
- I am old …
- … but I knew all the words to almost every song.