Bowling for Soup Gig Review

American Pop-Punk band Bowling For Soup entertained the crowd at the Engine Shed in Lincoln on Wednesday. The band was fun, lively and generally very pleased to be in Lincoln, despite admitting that they had “no idea where it was!”

Bowling For Soup Gig
Following English support acts Go Audio and Cooper, the American band strolled confidently onto the stage and immediately became a hit with the crowd singing favourites ‘Punk Rock 101' and ‘Almost', before interacting with the crowd.

Jaret exuded confidence and even mentioned that they were in “that part of the country where you sing that song about tits”, embarking on a full crowd sing-a-long of ‘Get Your Tits Out’.

Whilst they had previously mentioned that they didn’t have a set list, it was clear to see that after 14 years of performing, Bowling For Soup were now at the stage where they could just play their greatest hits. This included, arguably their most popular song, ‘The Girl All The Bad Guys Want’; an instant hit with the crowd and the one that probably got the biggest reaction of the night.

Bowling For Soup Gig
Despite promising to play their cover of Johnny Cash's ‘Ring of Fire' in the interview beforehand, the Lincoln crowd were not privileged to see the performance on the night. A cover of Britney Spears' ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time' did go down very well nonetheless.

Bowling For Soup Gig 2After and hour and half of performing songs which included ‘Emily’, ‘The Bitch Song’, ‘High School Never Ends’ and ‘Suckerpunch’ after promising to play it for a fan at the HMV signing in town earlier that day, Bowling For Soup finished their set with ‘1985′; another instant hit with the crowd before an encore.

And whilst Jaret was able to pull the crowd in by saying they were not able to sing another song for them, but will do two, the crowd were jumping and cheering for the final two songs of the night which included a cover by band, Cheap Trick.

Jaret’s confidence performance and love for himself and the band should not be construed as arrogance however. The band has been performing since 1994, have released five albums and have toured the world; why shouldn’t they be proud of what they’ve achieved? And as they say, it’s all about having a good time, “all of the time!”

By Hayley Cook

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