A Relentless Occasion AT The Garage.
By Lisa Booth
The net was Twitching, Twitter was Tweeting, The phone was ringing!. Foxboro Hot Tubs Finally Announced a Secret Show The relentless Garage, Highbury Corner, London. Sunday 1st Nov.Midnight.
The venue were giving out bands to secure a place in the venue, when we arrived, There was a little flyer on the wall, announcing that ""Foxboro Hot Tubs"" were playing Sunday 1st November, For a SPECIAL Midnight Show. £20 on the door. No Stage Diving!.
There was a Kerrang Magazine Journalist and a couple of other guys Whom were with the Green Day crew for the Filming & Pics hanging in the "press area" Which was a tiny area that they later got removed from! The young girl next to me had flown in from Norway especially for the gig.
The time came when Foxboro Hot Tubs came on stage, Throwing Beer all over the crowd, downing a Can as quick as they can, Then Billie Joe was introducing himself as "The Reverend Strychnine Twitch". At that point Bursting into "Stop Drop n Roll" while the crowd went crazy!! Tre cool was also throwing Beer all over the crowd at this point, and then so was Mike! whilst kevin from Prima Donna, Jason White, supported the band play The Foxboro Hot Tub tunes & having a wild time!
What a truly Immense and intimate night it was, The setlist of many many songs went on through the night, covering the album front to back. playing Stop Drop & Roll, Mother Mary, Ruby Room, Sally, Alligator... Billie Joe Armstrong, - "The Reverend Strychnine Twitch" as he introduced himself as, was inches away from me at the front row, he crowd surfed on heads, held our hands, sung in our faces, kissed us, He basically entertained us to his full extend of what he could, whilst appearing to be very drunk & very capable, having "The time of his life"!! He rocked london hard! And We Loved it.!!
When The band burst into 27th Ave Shuffle."The Reverend" started singing in the microphone to me..!!
Then all of a sudden, he put both his hands out to me, and said "you" get up here!! Then i was being pushing out of the crowd before i could refuse... The bouncers helped me up on stage with Foxboro Hot Tubs!
Through the show They also blasted The Network, "Blood Sex & Booze", & Johnny be Good, My Generation, and spoke to the crowd about how you pronounce "London Islington"!
They finished the show after and a good 2hour set, Playing at least 30 songs by the time you add 6 Stop drop & Rolls, and many ""you are forgivens's!