Did you know that being on a guest list makes you feel cooler than you are? It does. I won the tickets, so it's not like I was added as a close personal friend, but still. Cool.
I've seen James Dewees perform before, but never in RATFE. I came into the show expecting the insanity and energy the band is known for, but I was unprepared for exactly how much fun James Dewees is as a frontman.
His banter between songs was clearly authentic and unscripted, as he would swing between stories at the slightest provocation from the audience. The audience especially was fantastic because there were adults and teenagers and a great energy with no snobbery amongst older fans and no obnoxious behavior from younger fans.
The great thing about Reggie and The Full Effect is that they've been around long enough (and James has been enough bands) that there's none of the sense of entitlement that a lot of modern bands have. They don't rest on their former successes, either. The set featured a healthy mixture of new songs and old songs, as well as mini sets by Fluxuation and Common Denominator.
Frank Iero joined Reggie to perform Who Needs Another Drank, and by joined I mean "rapped with while wearing a weed hat." It was beautiful.
Footage from the show will be used for the video for 37 (footage was shot by Tate from Face Off and it was so exciting I had him sign a dollar bill) so you'll be able to see just how great the show was soon.
Girl Why'd You Run Away?
From Me 2 U
Kanji Tattoos... Still In Style?
Drunk Girl at the Get Up Kids Show
Congratulations Smack and Katy
Revenge Is a Dish Best Served at Park Chan-Wook's House
Drunk Guy at the Get Up Kids Show
Your Girlfriends Hate Me
Who Needs Another Drank
Take Me Home Please
Thanks For Staying
Get Well Soon
Mood 4 LUV (Fluxuation)
Love Reality (Fluxuation)
Sundae, Booty Sundae (Fluxuation)
DMV (Common Denominator)
Dwarf Invasion (Common Denominator)