Tis the summer concert season and the Electric Factory in Philly hosted the 2014 Summer Nationals. I think it was second show of the tour and on an outside stage. We were a little worried that it would rain out since we Philly had flash rain the night before but the weather held and was perfect. Bands included The Vandals (my 2nd personal Fave!), Pennywise, Bad Religion (all time personal Fave!), and The Offspring headlining.
The Offspring headlined 2014 Summer Nationals in Philadelphia
I am not a huge Offspring fan but their set was fun to watch. They were the headlining act.
All time favorite punk band ever. They played four songs off the Suffer album which I must have listened to close to a million times. While I would have died to see them in their prime, Bad Religion still puts on one hell of a set. It’s cool to know Greg Graffin is a college professor and still teaches.
I never followed Pennywise much and wish I did. If you get the chance, watch “The Other F Word“, DO IT! It’s a really cool documentary about punk musicians as they have grown into adulthood and start having their own kids. How do you preach respect to your kids and “Fuck Authority” to everyone else. The documentary follows Jim Lindberg for a decent portion of it. Highly recommended.
Last but not least The Vandals!!! They opened the whole show and were great. Probably one of the first punk bands I ever started listening to. I first discovered them when I watched Penelope Spheeris’ film, “Suburbia“. Pat Brown was my anthem and no one is cooler then Joe Escalante. I love his work ethic and DIY attitude.