[Concert Review] Bowling For Soup – O2 Academy Glasgow 02/09/18

Usually when Bowling For Soup come to town you know you’re in for a party.

At the February 9th, 2018 O2 Academy Glasgow show, the band’s opening song “The Last Rock Show” set the tone from the very beginning with each member performing at a high level as if it were the last rock show they were ever going to play. Playing their “Drunk Enough To Dance” album in full you would be forgiven for thinking that the evening would be predictable, however Bowling For Soup mixed it up with other classic hits throughout their brilliant twenty four song set.

The band’s huge hit “Girl All The Bad Guys Want”, appeared early on, with the fan favorite “Almost” coming shortly thereafter to get the crowd singing along at the top of their lungs. “Punk Rock 101” brought their usual mid song breakdown which gave the audience their ‘Bowling For Soup musically enhanced photo’. The band’s strong set finished with the track “Greatest Day” before the band returned for an encore of “Today Is Gonna Be A Great Day”, “(Is The World) Falling Apart”, “Star Song” and their mega hit “1985”.

Bowling For Soup are as good as they ever have been. Despite their ups and downs in their personal lives they never fail to bring the joy to their live set.

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