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July 14, 2001
At The Wetlands
New York City, NY

by Alex Rud
July 20, 2001

I got to the show about an hour before the doors opened. I was on the list, so everything was alright.

The first band, Rise Against, started their set shorty after the doors opened. They were really awesome. Their songs ranged from hardcore to melodic hardcore, which kept things interesting. People were into them a lot; there was a good chemistry in the air. Next time I see them, I will hopefully know the words, so I can sing along to them.

Next band was Thursday. Thursday are an Emo band. They were really bad. First of all, the band had no energy. Second of all, the lead singer sounded all whiny. I did not enjoy the band at all. At one point I thought I was gonna fall asleep. I tryed to give them a chance, but their music didn't do anything for me, so I didn't care for them much.

Movielife came next. Movielife mixed punk with Emo, and some screams thrown in there. The combination, however, didn't work for them. The set started out good, but then afterwards they went stale. A lot of kids came to see them and were having a good time, but I didn't think they were all that good.

Boy Sets Fire took the stage and began to rock the crowd. They went through all their hard songs, as well as some softer ones. The crowd was going nuts to each song. I found their set to be most fun. They spoke about a lot of cool things, like anti-domestic abuse and other stuff. I have a lot of respect for this band now. I will be waiting for them to come around next time. See ya!

Alex Rud is a Staff Columnist. Contact him at arud@rockzone.com.

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