I went to my first KDGE Edgefest back in 1999 when I was a junior in high school and not a care in the world. Collective Soul and the Goo Goo Dolls were headlining the festival at the Coca-Cola Starplex (remember that place?) but nestled down the lineup was a trio from California who were just seconds away from blowing up. While I don't remember much about their set, except for their chaotic rendition of "Dammit", I do remember the second time I saw them later that year opening for Bush at Reunion Arena. By that time, Enema of the State had been released and their rocket ride to the top was only beginning. Now, some seventeen years later, it's hard to imagine that Blink-182, sans Tom Delonge, would still be rockin' the masses, but a sold out show at Gexa (formerly the Coca-Cola Starplex, see what I did there?) would prove otherwise. Flanked by pop-rock darlings, the All-American Rejects, and post-hardcore heavy-hitters, A Day to Remember, Blink-182 had all the firepower to make this a night to remember.
Photos of the show are below:
The All-American Rejects
A Day to Remember
Photos: Blink-182 / A Day to Remember / the All-American Rejects @ Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor
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