We went and saw the Fuel show at the Altar Bar on July 18th this year plus three local bands - one of which... was not good at all but the other two rocked.
Super Monkey! has enormous and hilarious stage prescence and sweet baby marmalade, the lead singer is I kid you not a black Freddie Mercury; in appearance at least. All he was missing was the moustache. Their bassist came out on stage with a gorilla mask on.
He threw it off though after the first song because it was way too hot for a costume; he was sweating rivers! O_O
Fistfight in a Parking Lot... erm. No comment. They basically stopped between every song to laud their own album and merch.
They had little energy but their bassist was good; he needs to find a new band. He also alarmingly looked like my brother but maybe in thirty years.
Descendsion is actually a local band from my hometown and the lead singer has dreamed of opening for Fuel since he was a young kid, and I actually got to meet him! He's adorable and a sweetheart, and before the show he was going around talking to all the people who'd come for the show. He's also childhood friends with my aunt Brandi too, and told my boyfriend James that his name is the best name. Because it's also his. XD
Fuel - oh my god, FUUEELLL. Their stage-entrance song that plays while they hop up on stage is "Bag of We.ed" from Family Guy.
The drummer has a Monster Muppet on his drum set that waves around if he plays hard enough, the singer and guitarist were throwing picks out into the crowd after every song. The bassist just chilled and was cool and waved to fans and posed for pics.
My only problem: They didn't sing Won't Back Down. I was a sad.
They also came out for not one encore song, but FOUR.
Each successive one just drove the crowd even more wild!