World Inferno Friendship Society Live In Philly (3/25/11)

On Friday, I headed out to the sold out basement of Philly’s Unitarian Church to catch one of my favorite bands, circus punk act World Inferno Friendship Society. It’s been nearly two years since I’ve had a chance to catch these guys, so I was pretty excited for the show.

Mirrors and Wires:

I got there right in time for New Brunswick NJ’s Mirrors and Wires, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Playing surf punk, the band had a few technical difficulties where the vocals cut out completely. The band stood up there for a little while trying to figure out what was wrong, until they decided “fuck it” and played a bunch of instrumental songs.

Oddly enough, a small pit broke out during the instrumentals, and once the vocals came back in, the continued their set as usual.

World Inferno Friendship Society

Energy levels were running high with people chanting and crowd surfing before the band ever took the stage. Finally, World Inferno came out, gave a slight introduction, and blasted straight into their cadence of arms, Tattoos Fade. They didn’t let up for the rest of the night. It was packed and difficult to get to the stage, but I was able to sneak a few stage dives in.

They played a solid set picking songs off the majority of their releases, and the crowd was actually pretty responsive to the new songs off of Anarchy and the Ecstasy. Unfortunately the show ended a bit early when the fire alarms started going off in the middle of Fiend in Wien, and the band stopped playing halfway through (although us in the crowd finished the song out for them).

Still, a tight show, and luckily World Inferno got through the majority of their songs.

Fiend In Wien with Fire Alarms

Setlist:
Tattoos Fade
Just The Best Party
Canonize Philip K. Dick, OK
Your Younger Man
The Disarming Smile
Zen and the Art Of Breaking Everything In This Room
With A Good Criminal Heart
Paul Robeson
I Am Sick Of People Being Sick Of My Shit
Let’s Steal Everything
Thumb Cinema
Heart Attack 64
Brother of the Mayor Of Bridgewater
Fiend In Wien

MP3:
World Inferno Friendship Society – Tattoos Fade

More:
World Inferno Friendship Society – The Anarchy And The Ecstasy
World Inferno Friendship Society – A Demonstrational Introduction to the Astral Plane
World Inferno Friendship Society – Addicted to Bad Ideas
World Inferno Friendship Society – Just The Best Party
World Inferno Friendship Society – Red Eyed Soul
World Inferno Friendship Society – East Coast Super Sound Punk of Today

Buy:
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