Suicidal Tendencies -- Boise, ID -- December 6th, 2013
You Can't Bring Me Down
War Inside My Head
Possessed to Skate
I Saw Your Mommy
How Will I Laugh Tomorrow if I Can't Even Smile Today
Pledge Your Allegiance
I Shot the Devil
I was underwhelmed when I last saw Suicidal Tendencies 7 months ago in Salt Lake City but I thought I would give them another chance since they actually came to my town. Plus Salt Lake City crowds and venues are generally terrible so I thought that might have inflenced my opinion.
The crowd and venue were much better tonight and I had a good time. I got to hear I Saw Your Mommy and the band seemed much tighter and Mike even let other people speak for a little bit. I give them a lot of credit for deviating quite a bit from the studio versions of their songs in a good way, most notably in War Inside My Head, Possessed to Skate and I Saw Your Mommy. Unfortunately some of my big complaints from the Salt Lake City show are still here.
Mike still talks too damn much, the 5 minutes of talking over the How Will I Laugh riff before finally starting the song was too much. And finally, the setlist is awful. One song off of Lights Camera Revolution? No Trip at the Brain? None off of Controlled By Hatred? None off of The Art of Rebellion, where they started playing this more funkified style? They only played an hour and a half so these egregious flaws could have been fixed.
To sum up, I would probably go again if they come here again but they are not a group I would travel for.