As a spur of the moment decision I went with my roommate to see a band I didn't know anything about. I figured why not, the tickets were cheap, and it was an excuse to get out. The concert was held at the Trocadero
is pretty well known in the area for having a lot of punk shows as well as other acts that may have strong followings but aren't particularly on the map as far as fame is concerned. I had no real expectations except that either way I'd have a good time. The headliner band was The Bouncing Souls
hailing from my state New Jersey. Who knew anything worthwile could come out of New Jersey? I expected a typical punk band, young guys with spiked hair and tatoos with ripped jeans screaming angry music. My type of crowd. Seriously, there are two places I can go to where I fit in: biker rallies or punk shows. I haven't been to a show like this in a long time, so I was wondering if I were a bit old to be going to a show like this. The band was a revelation. They were a punk band, but they jumped around genres like crazy. I was blown away. Plus they were my age! It's nice to know I can still keep it real. My favorite part was they didn't talk. All they did was play music. No attempts at political discourse, no sermons, no messages. Just a good old fashioned rock show. The Dixie Chicks could learn something from them.