Before this, I think the last time Poison Idea had been on the east coast was around 1990, so there was a lot of anticipation for this show. A few more bands might have played, but I don’t remember. I remember Kill Your Idols were a hot band in hardcore at the time and I think did the entire tour with Poison Idea (which included a surprise Slapshot set the next day). Nihilistics were absolutely horrible and said some pretty racist stuff on stage about Arabs. That band has like two good songs anyway, so fuck em.
I was on the side of the stage with Poison Idea began playing. They opened with Plastic Bomb and people went off hard. After a few more, they went into Just To Get Away and I went diving into the crowd, as seen on the CBGB’s DVD.
I spent most of the set in the crowd except for Made To Be Broken, which for some reason I was the only person moshing for. Weird. Poison Idea were great.