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08/26/11 at 10:16 AM by Deborah Remus
"I'm confident this is one of the best fucking line-ups you'll ever see," said Against Me!'s Tom Gabel, before launching into "Don't Lose Touch." And in a lot of ways, he's absolutely right, especially since I grew up on all three of these bands. They're still some of my favourites and to see them together on the same bill was pretty awesome. And the fact that this line-up is pretty much exclusive to western Canada made the show even better. Living out here, you get used to losing all the amazing tours to Toronto and for once I can say we ended up with the better deal.

It's best to see Against Me! without a barricade, but even with one they can still deliver an amazing show. They played a fairly diverse set, especially compared to the last time I saw them...[read more]
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10:58 AM on 08/26/11
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I was hoping you'd post a show review about this...I'm sure you had a blast. It amazes me how Rancid can play the same songs for 20 years and still show the same enthusiasm for their music!
11:05 AM on 08/26/11
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What a wonderful show. Blink far exceeded my expectations. Gabel's statement is entirely true.
11:16 AM on 08/26/11
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I was hoping you'd post a show review about this...I'm sure you had a blast. It amazes me how Rancid can play the same songs for 20 years and still show the same enthusiasm for their music!
Yeah, it's hard to believe Tim's 45 now because he most definitely doesn't act it. And thanks! There's no way I would have missed reviewing this, haha. Alex did a great job, but aside from Blink this was an entirely different experience.
11:59 AM on 08/26/11
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Nice review! This is a hard lineup to beat, in my opinion. The Rancid set looks pretty great to me. Outta My Mind and St. Marry jump out as the biggest surprises to me. Only song I have heard off the first self titled is Hyena. St. Mary would also have been great to hear live. Add one or two more from 2000 and She's Automatic and I would be set.
12:19 PM on 08/26/11
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sounds like a fucking sweet show
01:10 PM on 08/26/11
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Yeah, it's hard to believe Tim's 45 now because he most definitely doesn't act it. And thanks! There's no way I would have missed reviewing this, haha. Alex did a great job, but aside from Blink this was an entirely different experience.
Thanks for the shout out! But your review was great too. Glad you shared many of my sentiments. I won't complain about mine, but you certainly got a cool line-up. I've only ever seen part of Rancid at Warped; I really need to change that soon. Plus you got "When You Fucked Grandpa!"
03:57 PM on 08/26/11
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damn, i enjoy MCR but i wouldn't mind getting this line-up. also, im disappointed they aren't playing adam's song either but I'm just fucking ecstatic to see blink in less than 2 weeks!
04:07 PM on 08/26/11
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You got Grandpa and Happy Holidays!

Great review, by the way. Any specific reason why you hate arena pits?
05:02 PM on 08/26/11
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anyone else notice the little boy playing guitar beside Travis the whole set?
07:59 PM on 08/26/11
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You got Grandpa and Happy Holidays!

Great review, by the way. Any specific reason why you hate arena pits?
As a girl who barely has any muscles, I just don't feel safe, haha. At smaller shows, people tend to look after each other, but in arenas they just trample them until security drags them out. Last time I saw Blink too many people were carried out in stretchers and that kind of ruined the experience for me because I was worried I'd be next. I have nothing against people who have a good time in there though, it's just not for me personally.

And thanks! I was wondering if they added those songs in as the tour went along.
08:11 PM on 08/26/11
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anyone else notice the little boy playing guitar beside Travis the whole set?
I'm dumb and don't know how to multiquote with blog posts. But I did notice they were setting up a fourth smaller mic stand and I wondered why. Then they moved it, I think to Tom's side of the stage? I was on Mark's side so I didn't really see or notice from that angle. Maybe it was one of their kids? They definitely didn't introduce him.
08:31 PM on 08/26/11
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nice review! the closer i get to my honda civic tour date (about a week away now), the more excited i'm about it.
09:34 PM on 08/26/11
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I'm dumb and don't know how to multiquote with blog posts. But I did notice they were setting up a fourth smaller mic stand and I wondered why. Then they moved it, I think to Tom's side of the stage? I was on Mark's side so I didn't really see or notice from that angle. Maybe it was one of their kids? They definitely didn't introduce him.
Travis's kids always come up beside his drum set now and hang out. His son even tries to replicate Travis' playing and at points Travis allows him to hit some things. If it was a kid playing guitar it might be Mark's kid because I think they are on the road with him.
10:10 PM on 08/26/11
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I don't really listen to Rancid or Blink anymore (still love Against Me) but this would have been a great show to see.
10:53 PM on 08/26/11
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Glad you got such a cool lineup. And as I always think when I read something of yours, I wish you wrote more.
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