REEL BIG FISH
Life Sucks...Let's Dance! Winter Tour
w/ Big D & The Kids Table and Keep Flying
Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
March 3, 2020
Words and photos by: Maureen Benedict

It had been a while since I had seen Reel Big Fish perform but they put on amazing and fun set as usual! The Life Sucks…Let’s Dance! Winter Tour kicked off on February
26th in Savannah, Georgia before making its way up the east coast and arriving in Buffalo, New York on a very cold and rainy Tuesday evening.  The weather did not put a
damper on what the bands had in store for their fans that night and the venue was packed to the brim full of fans old and new rocking out to their favourite ska bands.

Opening the show was a newer sextet band called
Keep Flying who put on one hell of a set and were great at getting the crowd all riled up before Big D and the Kids Table and
headliners
Reel Big Fish were to take the stage. They had a very energetic set and the audience really enjoyed their performance! A short bit after the band Keep Flying finished
their set and a quick stage set up swap out the lights dimmed and "It's Tricky" started playing over the PA system as
Big D and the Kids Table took the stage. The band opened
their set with "Steady Riot", "Noise Complaint"and "Souped Up Vinyl" from their album
Strictly Rude. As the band performed songs like "Shining On", "My Girlfriend's On Drugs",
"Hell On Earth" and an epic cover of
Operation Ivy's song "Yellin' In My Ear" while the crowd went nuts along with the band! After putting on an amazing set the band finished up
with their single "LAX" before thanking the crowd and exiting the stage.

Around 10:00pm
Reel Big Fish walked out on stage and started playing The Forces Of Evil’s “Ska Show” and follows it with “Trendy” and “I Want Your Girlfriend To Be My
Girlfriend Too”. The band performed their hit singles “Sell Out” and “She Has A Girlfriend Now” as well as crowd favourites “Everyone Else Is An Asshole”, “Another F.U. Song”
and their cover of A-Ha’s “Take On Me”. Ending their set with an encore of “Pissed Off”, “Everything Sucks” and their classic drinking song “Beer”. Brian Robertson, from
Suburban Legends, joined the band in mid-2019 when trombonist Billy Kottage departed from the band. Everyone who came out for the show had a great night skanking to
their favourite classic songs and new songs from Reel Big Fish, who never fail to disappoint!  

If you have the chance to see
Reel Big Fish live be sure to check them out as well as Big D and the Kids Table and Keep Flying!

More photos of Reel Big Fish can be found
here.
Photos of Big D and the Kids Table can be found
here.
Photos of Keep Flying can be found
here.

For more information on Reel Big Fish:
reel-big-fish.com
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