This will go down as one of my most beloved pieces of work. Go ahead and bust my balls. I can take it.
Seeing Jawbreaker at Riot Fest was one of the most amazing shows ever. The trip to Chicago and Riot Fest in general were a fantastic time (much love Chicago Diner) but seeing Jawbreaker, a band we never thought we'd see, a band that hasn't played in 21 years, surrounded by thousands of people who were transfixed that night, was unreal.
....But with expectations running so high, there were so many things that could go wrong. They could be nervous and sloppy. They might play some weirdo set list or go off the rails. There was a chance of thunderstorms. Or worst-case scenario, they could come out on that stage and break our precious little hearts with insincerity.
But none of those things happened.
After 21 years, “One, two, three, four, who’s punk…. What the score?!”....
I'm hoping for a club tour, but I'm just grateful to have been there for this.