It’s probably no secret that one of my favorite bands is NOFX. I try to get to their shows whenever they are playing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Back in January, I got to go see them for their two night run at the Fillmore with Old Man Markley, No Use For A Name, and Lagwagon. It was a great two nights, but the second night was probably the crazier of the two. On the second night, there was an incident now known as “Melvingate.”
Halfway thorough “I’m Telling Tim” Eric Melvin was tackled by a drunk fan who made a very quick retreat into the crowd. Melvin soon followed with a jump after the guy. The greatest thing was that I just happened to catch it all on video. In fact, I caught the whole show on video. Instead of telling you all about it, why don’t you just come with me in my time machine back to the show!
You can check out the whole show at the following link:
or you can check out any of the individual videos from the show below.
Now, let’s go to Punk Rock show, kids!!
Of course, the show starts off with regular banter, but Hefe also gets a demo CD from a guy in the crowd who was there both nights. A guy they named, Gallagher, because he looked similar to the comedian.
Right into “60%,” Fat Mike is hit directly in the fact with a drink. Not cool, and the band asks for the crowd to turn in the culprit for $100. The show had a lot of energy and it was hard to stand still so the shot is pretty shaky.
Running through their set with “Murder The Government,” “I’m Telling Tim,” and “It’s My Job To Keep Punk Rock Elite.” Everything seemed to be going well until Eric Melvin gets tackled on stage at the beginning of “I’m Telling Tim.” He gets up and stage dives after the guy into the crowd where he is joined by Fat Mike and some of the Fat crew.
Playing “black music played by whites and Mexicans,” or “Eat The Meek.”
“Seeing Double At The Triple Rock.”
About 1/3 done with their set. Although they state that this show is definitely in their top 800 played, they do screw up the start to “Mattersville.”
“Fuck The Kids Revisited” and “Linoleum,” and you get to find out what snowballing is if you did not already know!
A guy gets up on stage and tries to take pictures, but is very quickly rushed off during “Wore Out The Soles Of My Party Boots.”
“The Moron Brothers.” Appropriately enough, the guy in front decides to be an ass and give people the bird.
Here, they change the name of the song a little from “Arming The Proletariat With Potato Guns” to “Arming Puerto Ricans With Potato Guns.”
“Blasphemy (The Victimless Crime).” They also call out a guy in the crowd, calling him Dave Mustaine.
Here, they screw up the start of “The Malachi Crunch,” but then they nail it in true NOFX style.
Finishing up their set with “The Separation Of Church And Skate.”
Starting their encore with “Doornails.” They also unveil their second night banner!
“Stickin’ In My Eye.”
“Don’t Call Me White.”
Continuing through their encore with “I Wanna Be An Alcoholic” and “Fuck The Kids.”
And, finishing up with show with “Kill All The White Man.”
Hope you enjoyed the show!!