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The Casualties and Strung Out at DIVE

Strung Out and The Casualties came back to Vegas with locals Lambs to Lions and War Called Home.

It was a Thursday night I believe, and the crowd packed Dive for this what seemed like an interesting tour pairing; with The Casualties playing street punk and Strung Out playing melodic hardcore, but it worked anyways.

On with the Show.

Unfortunately, I got there late and didn’t get to see War Called Home or my buds in Lambs to Lions. I feel bad about it as I know how stoked they were about opening the show.

I got there as The Casualties were setting up and said hi to the friends hanging outside in between bands; until I heard music start and made my way inside. The Casualties, along with their “new” singer Dave from Krum Bums and Starving Wolves, powered through a set featuring some of the new stuff off the most recent album, and plenty of The Casualties classics. They were even joined by Strung Out’s singer Jason Cruz for a Ramones cover.

At one point, Dave crowd surfed around basically the entire bar. This drunk girl standing next to me tried to climb a speaker; almost bringing it down on top of her but she just fell instead. All in all it was a pretty rowdy set for Dive, and one of the more fun ones I’ve been to for awhile. And I’ve seen all the wildest shit happen there!

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Next up was Strung Out. It had been about a year since the last time they had come through. The crowd for them was way different as one would expect; more complete with people singing along the entire night. They played a lengthy set of new and old songs and of course the favorites scattered through, but everyone knows how that goes.

It was a fun night. Would recommend having gone out instead of sitting on you ass.

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PHOTO CREDIT: All photos courtesy of Holly Ann Wood - Bang You're Dead Photography. Used with permission.

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