Agnostic Front-Death Threat-Fit For Abuse @ CBGB December 2004

We totally blew it at this show. Obviously, the draw here was Fit For Abuse but we left pretty late and ended up missing them. We got there just as Death Threat (sadly not Deathreat) began playing.

Agnostic Front set up and Roger went into some variation on “This is our first song, from our first album…” and the place went off. Played a lot of the hits plus some surprising songs from later records (such as New Jack) and an assortment of “newer” songs. They were good, but a bit sloppy. At the end of the set, they busted out “Get Out” and I dove into the crowd just in time to grab the mic from Roger for the “Madball!!!!!!!” part. Awesome. This dude I went to college with was in a band with someone who was playing with AF at the time.

I remember it was freezing at this show. I tossed my jacket…somewhere…and still managed to retrieve it at the end of the night. After the walk back to the PATH station and the walk back to the car, I was exhausted and just wanted to get home. Of course I only wore a long sleeve shirt under my jacket because I did not want to be so hot when Fit For Abuse and Agnostic Front played. Great priorities. School began the next week and I was on and off sick for a few weeks after this show. The first week of classes, I had a class at Stockton’s Atlantic City campus and the long ride home was horrible. I had to pull off to the side of the road to puke at one point. I only had night classes that semester, so I took a day off of work and slept off the worst of it. Egads.