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The Offspring : Columbus Commons : Columbus, Ohio : July 18, 2012
Maintaining a mark in the punk-rock genre for almost 30 years, The Offspring is one of those bands that has never faded away. Last night at
Columbus Commons the reason for the California band's stable longevity was clear: The Offspring continue to be an untouchable live band.
The endurance of Noodles (guitar), Greg K. (bass) and Pete Parada (drums) led the performance alongside the crowning, album-mirrored vocals
of Dexter Holland and a powerful, faultless sound system.
The alluring natural environment of the downtown Columbus outdoor venue complimented the show. "There's nothing like a concert in the park,"
said Holland. "A picnic! A punk-nic!"
The band performed a balance of new and old songs without digressing into unnecessarily long breaks. They quenched fans with "Come Out
And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)," "Self Esteem," "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)," "The Kid's Aren't Alright," "(Can't Get My) Head Around You,"
"You're Gonna Go Far Kid," new tracks from their ninth album Days Go By, and other songs.
Opening the show was Columbus' locals ofHuman. On stage Holland sincerely complimented the four-member band by saying each member has
great talent. ofHuman engaged early concert goers for a half hour with original rock tunes from their EP Ever Present along with genuine cover
songs by Seal and The Beatles.
The Offspring will continue touring throughout the summer. See dates here.