Alkaline Trio Plays Goddamnit Live In Philly (5/7/15)

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This past Thursday, I headed to Philadelphia’s TLA to catch the first night of four where Alkaline Trio was playing all of their studio albums live.  What they’ve been doing were playing two albums a night, playing their first then most recent, then 2nd and 2nd most recent and so on.

Since I really only love their earlier punk Goddamnit and their Self Titled compilation (which kills me they didn’t play live), I opted to only go this night, but was stoked to see them play their first studio album live.

We got there a bit late after the first opener, and right as Alkaline Trio started playing their latest album My Shame Is True.  While not sold out, the place was pretty packed.  I’ll be completely honest, my knowledge of Alkaline Trio is pretty limited,  I I don’t really know their latest album, but plenty of people in the crowd were singing along, and the songs actually were pretty enjoyable even for a jaded punk like me.  Songs like “She Lied To The FBI” and “I Wanna Be A Warhol” particularly stood out.

Finally, after wrapping up their My Shame Is True Segment, Alkaline Trio said they were going to play an old one, and they used to play songs off this album with bands like Ink & Dagger (hell yeah) at Philly’s old Stalag 13.  The second the opening chords of “Cringe” started, it was obvious that this was the reason most people were here.  The place instantly erupted, and a giant pit broke out that continued throughout the night.

After ripping through the entirety of Goddamnit with only a few brief pauses between, it was over before you I knew it and the band was leaving the stage only to come back and play my one of my personal favorite songs by them “My Friend Peter”.  Definitely a solid show, I’m glad I got to see them do Goddamnit in it’s entirety.  Now please do a Self Titled tour?

Setlist:
She Lied To The FBI
I Wanna Be A Warhol
I’m Only Here To Disappoint
Kiss You To Death
The Temptation Of St. Anthony
I, Pessimist
Only Love
The Torture Doctor
Midnight Blue
One Last Dance
Young Lovers
Until Death Do Us Part

Cringe
Cop
San Francisco
Nose Over Tail
As You Were
Enjoy Your Day
Clavicle
My Little Needle
Southern Rock
Message From Kathlene
Trouble Breathing
Sorry About That

Encore:
My Friend Peter

MP3:
Alkaline Trio – Cringe

More:
Alkaline Trio – Self Titled
Smoke or Fire – This Sinking Ship
Saves The Day – Can’t Slow Down

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