The Lost City Angels & Unseen were great, must pick up the LCA CD tomorrow night... but anticipation was high in the sold out theater for Tiger Army & after the intro music of "the Angel of Death" they took the stage - set list more or less as follows (may be forgeting some or have some out of order)
Inro - Ghost Tigers Rise
When the Night Comes Down
Through the Darkness
Rose of the Devil's Garden
Twenty Flight Rock
Santa Carla Twilight
Encore: Under Saturn's Shadow
The place was sold out & PACKED - I have never seen that many people REALLY into Tiger Army and chanting "Tiger Army Never Die" before the show (and to bring them back for an encore - it was an amazing feeling! Nick commented during the show that it was he largest Tiger Army show ever!
During "Never Die" Nick stopped the show to protest a kid that was between the stage & the barrier getting pummeled by security - they had him in a choke hold & he started yelling at them saying it was illegal, that security had a tough job but to lay off, he was obviously concerned, then backed up to start over "in the quiet part" so we kind a got to hear that one 1 1/2 times more or less (not complaininh, mind you!)
Great little spiel before Rose of the Devils Garden to the effect of "I started listening to punk rock when I was 11 but I also love Morrissey, Depeche Mode, the Cure, Duran Duran, if you want to call me a faggot go ahead" and kinda laughing over it.
James did a cool drum solo towards the end of the show when Nick introduced the band, they sound tighter than ever!
Anyway got some nice pix, I put up a few on the page here
I am really really tired as it is 2 AM (and 5 Am on east coast time as my body is reminding me!) so I promise more will go up in the next few days, many thanks again to Nick for the photo pass :D
Tomorrow night - anaheim! Looking forward to it but need....sleep..... now!!!