Or so Tom Delonge would like you to believe.
The show wasn't bad at all. The music wasn't, at least. Delonge means well I'm sure, but I think he may have just lost his mind. Went off on these genuine, yet completely sappy rants about what it feels like to be in love, the pettiness of war and stuff like that. He sounded like he really meant it, which is nice, but it came off sounding completely nuts. Or sarcastic. Except he was straight faced and dead serious. And the kids hung on every word he said. It was kind of creepy, actually.
Anyway, good, catchy Pop-Prog stuff. Heavy 80's influence, but not embarrassing or offensive or anything. I enjoyed myself for the most part, at least when the music was playing. Not nearly as much as some people did tho. A couple things I heard afterwords outside of Bowery:
"That, like, changed my life!"
-Young kid, 13 years old or so, to his father.
"That was the most amazing show I've ever seen"
-Some meathead looking guy, aged 16-22.
"I touched his foot once, his knee twice and his hand once...When he said "If this guitar wasn't here, you'd totally be touching my dick," that was me!"
-Some 16-22 yr old, perfectly normal looking guy.
Lots more pics after the jump...
A few outtakes up on Flickr as well...