So last night it was time for me to witness Social Distortion live for the very first time, a band i have been listening to a very long time but never really had the chance to see before. I had an image of the band to be a pretty tired live act, a fact based on a few liveshows i have seen on DVD and VHS in the past, it turned out that image was completely wrong, the band was very much alive this night.
Social Distortion also had two opening acts, the first one was Alonzo & Fas 3 wich i was looking forward to see just as much as the main band because Alonzo used to play in what according to me was one of the best punkbands ever KSMB. The band did a really good and intense show, too bad it was such a short set. They played a couple of songs from KSMB opened up with a Stockholms Negrer track and also included three of their own songs, two brand new ones and also the single “Dansa som en fjäril”.
Then it was time for support act no 2, a band called Royal Republic, this was pure fucking shit. I hated it from start to finnish. But aftet that it was time for Social Distortion to enter the stage. The show startet out a bit slow i think but after the first couple of songs it was just pure joy. They had a really good setlist and played most of the songs i wanted to hear like “Ball and chain”, “Don’t drag me down”, “Mommys little monster”, “Machine gun blues” and “The story of my life” just to name a few.
I am very pleased with my first Social Distortion concert and i hope to get the chance to see them more in the future.