England’s Gomez Celebrate “Bring It On” At Arroyo Seco Weekend Review+Photos: Gomez @ Arroyo Seco Weekend 6/23/18
“… When I saw Gomez on the list of artists scheduled to perform at Arroyo Seco weekend, I penned them in as a band that I had to catch live. After all, they were touring in support of the 20 anniversary of their seminal album Bring It On, an album that I found back in college on a used CD rack at the local record store and basically listened to non-stop for a week while I was writing an anthropology paper.
There was something so awesomely eclectic about Bring It On that had me so addicted to it. It was college, so perhaps it was just perfect stoner music with its ADD musical stylings.
I was hoping that Gomez would perform the album in its entirety, and that’s what I thought at first. “Get Miles” and “Whippin’ Piccadilly” definitely seemed to indicate as much. But then they played “Girlshapedlovedrug” and my visions of a Bring It on playlist evaporated, which was a bummer because I was really looking forward to hearing “78 Stone Wobble” live.
Their setlist did still contain a handful of Bring It On cuts, and you could tell that those songs were the most popular with audience, as was evidenced when the cut the instrumentals from a chorus of “Get Myself Arrested” and you could hear the audience, including myself, was singing along …”