Down, live in Los Angeles
Venue: Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles
Support: Orange Goblin, B'Last
Legendary frontman Philip Anselmo brought a host of hooligans through Los Angeles on the aptly named 'punk rock, but kinda not tour' this weekend. Here's five reasons why we still have a hangover...
LA Traffic Sucks
It would have been nice to check out Australia's King Parrot, by all accounts more Poison Idea than Poison Idea, but instead the cab moves another foot and the fare goes up another dollar. Santa Cruz punks B'last are into their set by the time we've been searched and picked up tickets, then ID checked and wrist-banded. Most of the audience is in the lobby, drinking heavily, perhaps no more than a hundred or so people actually watching the band. Which is rather baffling considering there are two more bars inside, but it gives us the opportunity to bag a sweet spot right near the mixing desk.