Bad Religion Rock “Suffer” In Its Entirety For Punk In Drublic THOUGHTS + PHOTOS: BAD RELIGION @ PUNK IN DRUBLIC 2018 | FESTIVAL PIER
“For a band more than 30 years old, Bad Religion still knows a thing or two about rocking out. Wasting no time, they hit the stage and set a frenetic pace ripping through several songs, starting with “Recipe for Hate” and the crowd favorite “Fuck You” which included Greg Graffin playfully flipping off the crowd from the stage. After the initial barrage, and during some banter with the crowd, Graffin received an ear-piercing response when he announced that they’d be playing the entire album “Suffer” from cover to cover.
Bad Religion continued in what I can only describe as a musical beat down, forcefully dragging the crowd back in time to the roots of punk rock, with an energy level that had the crowd uncontrollable. Bad Religion seemed completely on point tonight delivering their text book version of melodic style punk rock via Graffin’s distinct vocals and the bands trademark harmonies. During their set a constant flow of euphoric crowd surfers were pouring over the barrier in total reckless abandon, the crowd and band seeming to feed off each other’s energy. Bad Religion played a total of twenty-nine songs during their set, which included a nine-song encore.”