Last night Susie and I saw NOFX at Slim's. Ahhhh... one of my favorite punk bands at one of my favorite venues. They were drunk as all hell, which made for almost too much stage banter. They'd just riff on each other and the audience for like 10 minutes in between songs. It was pretty funny. It was the last show of their tour and the last of three nights in San Francisco, so they were understandably letting loose a little bit. Since they played three nights, they decided to drag out a lot of songs they hadn't played in a while, and that was pretty funny too since Mike kept forgetting words and Jefe kept forgetting how to play. Eric Melvin was just his silly ass self as usual. They were recording a live album, and they kept introducing songs by saying "this is the last night, so we can't fuck this up!" and then they'd fuck it up. And then at the end of the song Mike would be like, "Hey... that wasn't so bad..." That record is gonna be pretty funny.
At one point, they did nine songs in five minutes, where they played a bunch of their really short songs, like Monosyllabic Girl, which I love. They also played Bob, which is one of my favorite NOFX songs. Oh, and they also did Franco-Unamerican, which is one of several tributes to our country's leadership that they've done recently. Mike changed the final verse to "We all know George Bush is an imbecile / He loves dick but he hates homosexuals / I don't wanna be another I Dont' Care again / The whole world wishes that we'd kill our President".. or something along those lines. It was funny.
Towards the end of the show, Susie realized she'd lost her wallet, but then she found it, so it was all good until we got to the 24 hour donut shop and found that there were no donuts.
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