Mar 11, 2015

Offspring at West Palm Beach

The Offspring / Quicksand / No Use For A Name
West Palm Beach Auditorium - West Palm Beach, FL
Twenty years ago today, I went to my first concert. The Offspring released Smash the year before, and they were in the middle of what would be a nearly two year tour for the album that broke them into the mainstream.  Quicksand and No Use For A Name were the opening acts.

The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL  (March 13, 1995)

The show was on a Saturday night, and nearly every kid in school on Monday was wearing the red concert shirt. In the infinite wisdom of a 14 year old boy, I didn't buy the tour shirt, opting instead for the one that had lyrics from the song Bad Habit in large letters on the back.  Do you think Palm Beach Gardens High School was happy to allow that?  Have a look at the shirt and let me know.

UPDATE 2/15/2023: Although I sometimes share video on this blog, I try to avoid it for reasons like this.  Most of the other blogs that I like to visit have archives that are filled with broken video links, either because the person who uploaded it has taken it down, or because it was taken down by somebody else.

I can't imagine that the band are going to be too upset by the fact that old camcorder footage of concert of theirs from decades ago has founds its way to YouTube, particularly at a time when it seems like practically everyone in the audience is holding up their phone to record every concert in the world.  The message above isn't specific, so I'm thinking that they may have cancelled their account.  Having said all that, I've re-uploaded the video to my own channel.  The copyright protected songs were identified, but the message I got is that the rights holders allow their content to be shared on YouTube.  Neither my blog or my YouTube channel is monetized in any way, nor will it ever be, so hopefully this video will remain available for anyone who would enjoy watching it.

Here is the setlist from the show: