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Live: Frank Turner

Frank Turner

Frank Turner played to a hostile crowd at Starland Ballroom

Frank Turner opened up for The Offspring at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville New jersey. Actually, he’s supporting them for the east coast portion of their tour and from the sounds of his tour diary, it’s been a great time. First, Starland Ballroom is situated in the middle of nowhere. Really, it’s sort of all by it’s lonesome with no neighboring businesses. I had high hopes that this would be a fantastic show, but, well, it wasn’t. Let me rephrase that, the actual performance by Frank Turner was fantastic, but the NJ Offspring crowd wanted nothing to do with him and made it pretty rough. Beyond rough, painful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a crowd that was rude and disrespectful. They started chanting “U-S-A, U-S-A” in the middle of a song, as if we were at some sort of Olympic sporting event. it was embarrassing and the constant heckled from the crowd made me wince for the performer. It was a shame. Frank Turner handled it well, played on, and if I’m not mistaken, even added a song to his set, just to rub it in. Awww, the perfect punk move. It’s too bad the audience couldn’t handle listening to something new, they certainly missed out.

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To view photos of the performance, visit the Frank Turner _ Starland image gallery gallery


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