Bad Religion -- Washington, DC -- March 24th, 2012
So I went to the Reason Rally in D.C. a little under a week ago and saw the almighty Bad Religion. This wasn't really a concert but they played a full set so I think this deserves a thread.
The rally itself was great if you're into the whole athiest, agnostic, humanist thing (which I am). Seeing Richard Dawkins and Eddie Izzard were highlights but Bad Religion stole the show with a full set, which I was totally not expecting. They got a great crowd reaction as well as the punk community had a great representation. It's not every day you see moshing and crowd surfing at a rally. It also rained lightly pretty much all day and the fact that there were about 20,000 people there throughout the event I think is a testament to the growth and dedication of the whole secular movement. Or maybe that's just me. I dunno.
Anyway here's the setlist from setlist.fm:
1. The Resist Stance
2. 21st Century (Digital Boy)
3. New Dark Ages
4. Social Suicide
5. Flat Earth Society (First time live since 19 November 2010)
6. Before You Die
7. Let Them Eat War
8. The Answer (First time live since 13 June 2010)
9. Beyond Electric Dreams (First time live since 16 November 2004)
10. God Song (First time live since 14 November 2007)
12. Los Angeles Is Burning
13. Do What You Want
14. Wrong Way Kids
15. Come Join Us
Despite some sound problems they sounded great and were very energetic. Greg even spoke afterwards like all of the other speakers did. I had no idea he had a doctorate and was a college professor.
Question: If this event happened next year, what band do you think would be a good choice to play?
5/24-27 Maryland Deathfest
6/08-09 Moonrise Festival
8/03 Summer Slaughter
8/15-18 Rootwire Festival
10/11 Neutral Milk Hotel