Returning for their fourth year in a row, always rocking the House of Blues the Saturday before the big game, Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime. Opening of course was Scotty Don't, (the actual band behind Badfish) and although you'd think these guys would tire after a few hours on-stage, you'd be wrong. Playing solid through the evening as opener, headliner, and encore, Scotty Don't always puts on a high energy show "and good good vibes just keep on playin, playin." This concert has become a tradition for many of us Las Vegans and is always sure to be a great time and a full house.
Scotty Don't wasted no time picking up the beat and getting the audience down on the floor and dancing. Based on the singing and highly enthusiastic crowd, it appears that all these years traveling as a Sublime tribute band, has allowed them to develop their own style and fanbase. I could argue that no band deserves it more, not only for their dedication and perseverance, but for their ability to put on a great performance filled with solos, jam-outs, and beer-throwing without fail.
After Scotty Don't tore it up for nearly an hour, the band was back within thirty to play over two hours of Sublime's best. Picking it back up with an increased momentum, the band jammed-out fan favorites, one right into another. Setlist included: Get Low, We're Only Gonna Die For Our Arrogance, Badfish, Doin' Time, Wrong Way, New Thrash, Seed, Waiting for My Ruca, Scarlet Begonias, Garden Grove, Ebin, Caress Me Down, 5446 That's My Number, Smoke 2 Joints, 40 oz. to Freedom, Don't Push, April 26, 1992, Rivers of Babylon, Date Rape, Santeria, and What I Got. Many songs were sang along word for word by hundreds of fans, hands waived and clapped, while everyone danced.
My crew and I had such a blast at Badfish, we took it to the next level, leaving hysterical pictures to be found on our phones the next day. Although our memories remain a bit fuzzy, this yearly night with Scotty Don't and Badfish is something we look forward to all year. Even after having to the privilege to see the original Sublime with Rome in July 2010, many agree that Badfish stands tall right along side them.
Badfish never disappoints! Check out my review from February 2010 or just go check them out yourselves http://www.badfish.com/