Patrons arrived to “good news” on signs plastered near the entrance. The Waiting Room had a new owner. But because of that, the venue had to apply for a new liquor license. Thankfully, the no alcohol rule didn’t impact most of the young patrons who came to start a wave-like mosh pit for the headliner Andrew Jackson Jihad. Lansing’s Cheap Girls made notable Buffalo shout outs to Mohawk Place and local band Failures’ Union. Dogbreath won the award for best merch of the evening with a variety of colorful friendship bracelets, which this writer imagined were made to pass the time in the tour van.
Written and Shot by Taryn Alper