Matt, 21 from Massachusetts. Powerviolence, drawing, animation, Magic the Gathering and video games.Ask me anything
So last night I saw Ceremony play the Sin Clair in Cambridge with Iron Lung and two other bands that I can’t seem to remember the names of. They weren’t really my style so I spent their sets outside getting fresh air. BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT. The point is I got to see Ceremony, finally, after being a fan since I was in seventh grade, so roughly seven years now. I had never gotten around to seeing them perform though. I kind of lost interest in going to hardcore shows until a few years back and every time they ended up in the Boston area I was working. Needless to say, this time I was ready. I requested the day off as soon as they announced the date for the show, bought my tickets day one and was pumped. I knew there was a chance that I wouldn’t get to see them perform EVERYTHING I wanted to hear (Violence Violence and Still, Nothing Moves You) but I thought as long as they give a good performance and put on a good show, I’d dig it. Sadly, that’s not what we got. We got a roughly fifteen minute set with a performance from Ross Farrar that I feel like any of the fans at that venue could have pulled off. I felt like there was no energy coming from the band at all, but the crowd luckily saved it. When they played Kersed it was fucking crazy. The entire audience joined in, and I could barely notice Farrar’s lack of interest. So the set ends and in typical fashion everyone starts the “one more song” chant, with others shouting their favorites that weren’t played during the set. The guitarist, who’s name is escaping me, comes out to say that they simply “don’t do the whole ‘one more song’ thing” and that we should buy their merch. I couldn’t help but feel let down. Ceremony was one of the bands that really influenced my taste in music and got me into the hardcore scene as a whole and to get that kind of performance, and to get this general feeling that they don’t care about their fans really bummed me out. I hate to sound like a whiny self entitled fan or something, but when you pay money to go to a show, and sit around through two lame bands, you kind of hope the headliner will deliver something that made the night worth it. It honestly reminded me a lot of my experience with Greg Ginn’s Black Flag revival. Disappointing and a little sad. Oh well, at least Iron Lung wrecked house and seemed to care enough to deliver a great set.
Anonymous said: The 7-11 video actually kind of solidifies something I hate about you guys. You travel six hours to go to some place and you don't even try the local restaurants there? I'm in shitty small towns and I still check to see if there are any local restaurants I should try.
You hate us because we don’t buy energy drinks and deodorant at local restaurants?