Bad Sam Presents:
Fear/Killroy/White Kaps/PC 101/Soto St
Weber’s Place, Reseda, CA
Friday, August 10, 2012
Time: 8:00 PM
I remember buying the Fear album the day it was released back in 1982. I dug them, but I think my brother liked them better. Somehow over the years, I either traded it to him or just gave it to him.
The funny thing about Weber’s is it’s less than a half a block away from where my Dad used to live. So we spent many years skateboarding on the street where Weber’s is located. Brings back all kinds of memories.
Once I heard Lee Ving and his crew were headed to Reseda I was interested, but I hate paying $20.00 for a ticket to see anyone. Then my brother surprised me and bought me a ticket.
My brother and I get to Weber’s Sports Bar and Grill at 9:15. Hang out front and wait for a friend, we end up missing Soto St. From what I heard outside, they were decent.
We get inside and the place was mobbed. Finding a place to stand was a bitch. So, we went upstairs. On the way up I had a great conversation with someone who “recognized” me.
She said “I’m going to buy your record.”
I said, “My record?”
She said, “Yeah.”
So I went with it and said, “Which one?”
She said, “the red one.”
I thanked her for her support and went upstairs.
First band I saw was PC-101. They were really fun. All vintage punk covers, Misfits, TSOL and I think a Ramones track or two.
Second band up was White Kaps, not bad, but not overly memorable.
Third band was Killroy. Pretty good band, energetic and kept the full-capacity crowd jumping (or slamming).
And last, but not least FEAR! Lee Ving and band ran through the following:
I Love Livin’ in the City
New York’s All Right
I Don’t Care About You
Let’s Have a War
Gimme Some Action
We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Getting the Brush
No More Nothing
Then walked off stage, only to return three minutes later to encore two more songs:
Have a Beer With Fear
I have to say Lee Ving has not lost a step. The voice was great, and guitar playing was still in check.
As soon as the set was over Lee Ving was ushered out so fast by security you’d of thought he was royalty, car waiting at the door and everything. So no pictures or autographs.
I get home kind of pissed that I didn’t get a picture of him and I, then a friend emails me and says Ving came back to the club 30 minutes later. Ain’t that a bitch?
All in all, a great show. The PA was good, and I had fun.
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