#RocketFromTheCrypt tearing it up at #SoCalHoedown2017!! One of those bands like #GreenDay where the atmosphere just changes instantly the second they start playing. Speedo is a great frontman and I appreciate that they have a more theatrical element than most punk bands and dress up and stuff. They opened with the first 4 songs from #ScreamDraculaScream and that was rad because the only #RFTC song I had downloaded back in the day from #Napster was #OnARope. Rocket is one of those bands where they can play basically anything in their catalog because it’s all amazing. It’s just balls out #rocknroll #punk with horns without being #ska. Not that there’s anything wrong with #skapunk but the whole playing upstrokes on chords on the high #guitar strings is pretty wimpy sounding and there’s only so much you can do with it. I literally own every official release they’ve done including live and b sides albums now. It was sort of running joke/thing the past year and a half that every time I went to #Amoeba in #Hollywood I would buy a new Rocket CD. Another fun fact is that they’re from #SanDiego and much bigger there (like the best #punkrock band ever #Agent51, who actually played at least one show w/ Rocket according to my research #lolzz). My family used to vacation every summer to #PacificBeach in #SD and meet up with my friend Brett’s family. The first Rocket From the Crypt album #PaintAsAFragrance has a song called #TheVelvetTouch which is an ode to this dry cleaner that used to be in #PB that had the slogan “This Man Wants To Clean Your Clothes” and that’s the chorus of the song. All in all it was a kickass birthday; I had lunch at #MarieCallenders plus people gave me presents too.