Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
Oh, I don't even know how many times I have been to see Bowling For Soup play live any more. It's eleven years since I saw them on their first Get Happy Tour and even though we're all getting older (but not getting no wiser - see what I did there?), I'm still finding new ways to appreciate this band. And, as is evident by the very young members of the crowd, there is an new and upcoming legion of fans. A new generation. People that went to BFS gigs in their teenage years are now having kids and bringing them along to share in the fun. That's how you know a band is good, because they aren't bound by a single generational boundary.
Great music, a great show and a barrel of laughs are universal.
Because that's what you get when you buy the ticket. It's what you expect. And this band do not disappoint. They perform all the old favourites, but also shine a light on some album tracks that have been woefully underappreciated over the years. Their stage banter gets better and better every year.
Bowling For Soup have never disappointed me. Other bands come and go, but I think the reason these guys stick around is because they really seem like they're having the time of their life. Please go and see this band and witness the hilarity. Long live BFS!
File under: Bowling For Soup, Jaret Reddick, Erik Chandler, Gary Wiseman, Chris Burney, Manchester O2 Apollo, gig review