On October 24th 2010. little awaking of punk in big hall of SKC has taken place.
At abou 20:30 support bands started their set, hall was more than half empty and by that we could see that this event will not be overcrowded.
First band that appeared on stage was like teenage attraction, and so they even sounded like. Nothing special, texts which you can’t understand and empty. There was no contatct with the audience besides few invitations on jumping and moshing without response.
Half hour later onother support band started to play who were older and more serious and played punk hits like „Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock’n'Roll)“, „Born To Lose“… They managed to fill a bit of punk feeling into the audience with singing and dancing.
At 21:30 third band was a bit dissapointing for the audience, shouts started and people were really angry, expecting the main star of the evening. Even techincal part of that band wasn’t right, because bass drum was broken so the drummer had to hold it whole time.
Finally after them and half hour of waiting, lead by Marky, Blitzkrieg comes on stage. „Father“ of punk supported by vocal of Michael Graves, legendary frontman of Misfits. Till that moment half empty hall filled with about 800 people, lovers of punk and
legends themselfs who made this evening magical for those who listen punk for many years already, and even for those that have never listenend to that at all. Unlike support bands they were real punkers. Just like years of appritiation from fans and lovers of this music. Fantastical performance, we can’t have complainments to styling or tehnical possibilities. Contact and interaction with the audience was very personal. Energy and punk could be seen and felt just at the moment they showed up on stage. They played their biggest hits like: „Do You Wanna Dance“, „Pet Cemetery“, „Sheena Is A Punk Rocker“, „Rockaway Beach“… In the middle of concert Blitzkrieg’s guitarist jumped in the mass which has carried him on
their hands with energy, happines and satisfaction. That is the way amazement of band themselfes also was while making contact with people. Michael Graves was incredible, energic, while he was singing, screaming, jumping raising the mases. The show, unfortunaly came to an end, after about less than 2 hours play.
Veterans of punk and great legends have proved their manes and achieved great amazement. In the end the conclusion: while those veterans are still here – Punk’s not dead! What will happen later, we’ll see…
Report: Ranko Knežević
Foto: Nataša Vasić