Top 5 Moments of Wrockstock, Night 1

[Thank you for visiting The Wrock Snob and reading this article! I’d love for you to jump right into the reviewy goodness, but first there is some unfortunate business to take care of. It is not in my nature to tell you specifically what or what not to buy and who to support – I tell you what I thought about an album, and if my tastes seem to align with yours, you might want to heed my suggestions. However, I must take this time to personally exhort that you do not monetarily support the bands The Remus Lupins or Ministry of Magic. The full reasons are unsettling and possibly triggering, so please proceed with caution, but if you want the full details click here. Simply put, it has been revealed that certain member/s of both bands did destructive, upsetting, and highly problematic things. While I can see the value of reviewing art no matter what the artist did on a grand society-level scale, I cannot morally allow myself to condone the financial support of these monsters, nonetheless exhorting people to do so. Now it is entirely possible this copypasta’d retroactive warning was placed on a negative review, making this sidebar somewhat moot, but I still feel it necessary to make these matters clear. Again, for full details and rumination click here, otherwise, please enjoy the article.]

1.  Watching two 40-somethings grind to Swish and Motherfucking Flick.

2.  The Parselmouths’ Pillow Fight.

3.  The Remus Lupins’ nonstop parade of songs that kicked you in the face, culminating in a rendition of “Draco and Harry”.  Even better, when they came back to play “Looking For Trouble”, thus confirming my theory that they are legally obligated to close with that song.  Seriously, has anyone ever seen a TRL show that didn’t close with L4T?  I’d love to know.

4.  The Parselmouths beaning people with Magic cards.

5.  Toby playing the Mario theme on bass.

Also, as a bonus, a very quick-n-dirty ranking of the mainstage bands:

1. Swish and Flick – 9.6/10

2. The Remus Lupins – 8.2/10

3. The Parselmouths 6.6/10

Want to know who I am?  I’m the one with the toothbrush and the smile.

Actually, did I pack my toothbrush?


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dee
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 07:43:52

    I agree with your ratings on Parselmouths and S&F, however, I think The Remus Lupins did wicked awesome and deserve more than an 8.2. I would give them at least an 11 in my book, maybe knocking off half a point for playing Bezoar Pills. Ok and maybe they would lose a point for that obvious ending with Draco & Harry – they were anticipating an encore because you’re right, it is impossible for them to end without Looking For Trouble.

    Anyway, see you out there today! I hope you’re going to check out the bands playing at the Willow aka the back deck. I’m headed down now.

    (Also can you put your name on your nametag so I can properly identify you kthxbai)


  2. Sam Harris
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 10:45:53

    I LOVE seeing Swish and Flick perform. Stacy and John are incredibly awesome 😀

    I also love when Toby plays the Mario theme song 😀

    Was the Parselmouths’ Pillow Fight during their set? 😛


  3. cristiline
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 19:10:38

    THAT’S where the toothbrush and smile thing was from! I’ve been trying to remember ever since you posted that tweet. Awesome book!


  4. Lewis
    Nov 08, 2010 @ 14:09:55

    1. While in his latest tour, during a bunch of the shows Alex played “Looking for Trouble” early on in his set. Like song 2 or 3 ish?

    2. Toby was not at Wrockstock, nor has he ever played bass for TRL. You’re thinking of the ever-so-tall Tyler Nicholas.


  5. Flick
    Nov 08, 2010 @ 21:10:24

    Yay! The Wrocksnob mentioned us.

    It would have been a perfect score if we didn’t forget the lyrics to Cho Chang.

    NYCWRF ftw.


    • wrocksnob
      Nov 08, 2010 @ 23:33:52

      Funny thing, I didn’t notice that, though others mentioned it. Of course, maybe I just don’t *remember* noticing it. A lot has happened between Friday night and Monday night. A lot.


  6. Julia
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 19:36:22

    I have seen Alex end a set with something other than “Looking for Trouble.” He ended his Wrock Chicago set with “The End.”


  7. Michelle
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 07:44:12

    Alex didn’t close with Looking For Trouble when he came through St. Louis on the Triple Rainbow Awesome Tour. It was a surreal experience, for sure.


  8. Tawni
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 11:14:44

    Yay! I think I’m one of the 40-somethings mentioned. (For the record, that’s 40.5, almost to the day.) Who can listen to Swish & Flick and NOT grind?


  9. Avery
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 06:25:24

    Actually, when I saw Alex play in the 3RA tour he played Looking For Trouble second. It was shocking, and the Muggle friend I brought with me didn’t understand why I was screaming indignantly.


  10. Jenn
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 06:53:41

    I’ve gotta say that I think the Lupins deserve at least a 9.5 or something. Alex kept everyone jumping and screaming is whole set.

    I agree swish and flick did kick major ass!! I wish I was going to NYCWF but alas I am not 😦


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