The concert itself was nice, but they skipped out on a LOT of their best material. No songs from before 1990. No Istanbul. No Sun is a mass. No Spy (not that I was particularly fond of that one). The show consisted mostly of B-sides from Mink Car (That's why we didn't recognize them as being from Mink Car, they weren't the ones that made that album great) and stuff from The Spine.
The opening act was awesome. Picture Meatloaf with poor self-esteem and an accordion. I bought a t-shirt and 2 discs, The Spine and Future Soundtrack for America, a disc put out by Moveon.org featuring many many bands I like. I'd've bought it just for Blink 182's contribution.
Hello there, the angel from my nightmare,
The shadow in the background of the morgue,
The unsuspecting victim of darkness in the valley.
We can live like Jack and Sally if we want,
Where you can always find me.
We'll have Halloween on Christmas,
And in the night we'll wish this never ends,
We'll wish this never ends.
"Where are you?" and "I'm so sorry."
I cannot sleep; I cannot dream tonight.
I need somebody, and always
This sick strange darkness
Comes creeping on so haunting every time,
And as I stared I counted
Webs from all the spiders
Catching things and eating their insides-
Like indecision to call you
and hear your voice of treason.
Will you come home and stop this pain tonight?
Stop this pain tonight.
Don't waste your time on me you're already the voice inside my head.
There's a depression out there, beckoning for me. It wants me to believe that the natural state for unrequited love is sadness, that the result of feelings you cannot pursue is pain. I think I know better than that.