Anyway, last night was night 3 of the Bouncing Souls‘ New York leg of the “For All the Unheard” tour, which you may or may not be sick of hearing about at this point. I’m going to keep this brief, show you some pictures and get on with resting my voice and eardrums for the final installment tonight.
The Loved Ones were the final opener. Not being particularly familiar with them, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but they were great. I actually missed when Dave Hause played a solo set as an opener on Wednesday, so I’m glad I at least got to see this.
Tonight there was no in-person boxing announcer (it was a recording), but they still played the “Rocky” theme and had a woman walk around with the album cover for both records. The crowd was much higher energy, especially during “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” and the whole first album was like a massive punk-rock sing-along. I’m going to be honest, “Anchors Aweigh” is the Souls album that I have, outside of a few songs and for no apparent reason, paid the least attention to over the years. But there are a lot of songs on that record they don’t usually play during regular shows, so it was pretty great to hear them.
Some things to note: Dave Hause joined the Souls on stage to play guitar during one of the songs from “Anchors Aweigh,” and Greg Attonito managed to crowdsurf around the entire room and back to the stage in the span of one song. Now, without further ado, it’s photo time. They’re in black and white today, because we are just that classy here at Dying Scene.