Opening the show tonight we have Suburban Legends. All the way from California, they have the perfect ska sound and capture the audience in the Academy. The synchronized dance moves between the whole band are superb to watch and they continue for the duration of their set.
With a great mix of their own songs and some superb covers, including “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” from Toy Story and “I Just Can’t-Wait To Be King” from The Lion King, they set the tone for the evening ahead.
Storming the stage and launching into their hit “Rescue Me”, Zebrahead means business.
We get a beer drinking competition partway through the set, which takes between some of the band’s crew and Roll of (a Dutch fan at the show) and Matthew (a local Glaswegian). Matthew wins hands down, much to the joy of the crowd.
The highlight of the set comes in “Who Brings A Knife To A Gunfight?” which sees frontman Ali Tabatabaee jump down into the front row of the crowd to get everyone fully involved.
The brass section of Reel Big Fish makes an appearance for the set closer of “Anthem”, which has the whole venue jumping in unison.