Shooting video of GBH at the NYC show Friday night is easier said than done. In front of me, bodies hurled off the stage straight for me. Behind me other bodies climbed on my back and my head to get onstage.
I got knocked on my ass not once but several times throughout the night. I was a sweaty, smelly and hoarse mess by the end of the night and it was the most fun I’ve had in a while.
I’ve now seen GBH live twice and I can truthfully say that Charged GBH ranks right up there as one of my favorite punk bands of all time. I like the fact that these rogue British gentlemen from Birmingham England have been at this game for so long and still seem to enjoy every last second.
Lead vocalist, Collin, never once lost his cool, completely understood the purpose of a punk show and encouraged people to get on stage and sing with him. I love that shit and I love these guys.
Here is a video of them performing “Give Me Fire”. It’s a little shaky at times for all the reasons stated but that sort of makes it cool in my book.
About 3/4 the way through, you can see a big 250-300 pound dude stage diving and directly headed my way. I tried my best to help catch the dude but my 165 lb. frame couldn’t do the trick and he hit the floor with a thud. Alas he popped right back up and headed back to the stage. Just another night at a punk show I guess.
Anyway, hope you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed taping. Hope to have more video from the show up soon so stay tuned.