Written by Tracy Hansen. Photography by Kyle Hansen.
AEG presents D.R.I. and Suicidal Tendencies.
Punks of all ages are awaiting entrance to Mill City Nights to see Suicidal Tendencies, accompanied by D.R.I. Some are dressed in the noticeable garb, covered in leather and spikes with Mohawks and hair of all lengths and colors. Others appear that they just walked out of the office, making the crowd one that cares not who one is, rather what music they enjoy.
D.R.I, known by many as Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, get an already enthralled crowd on their feet and moshing to a variety of favorites, such as “Five Year Plan”, “Soup Kitchen”, “Couch Slouch”, and many more. One would think listening to the crowd that D.R.I. was the main act on the ticket, drawing in a massive amount
Mill City Nights and its southernmost tip, The Nether Bar, become inhabited by fans of all ages. As the bands have been around for several decades, the parents of younger fans were fans alike. Numerous people remarked to be enjoying the concert with their kids and being able to get out of the house for the first time in years. Between sets, they race to The Nether Bar for merchandise. Unlike at many concerts, this is the type of merchandise that sells in a large majority.
Suicidal Tendencies hit the stage just after 10:30, filling both the bottom and top of Mill City Nights with excited fans. The circle mosh pit is large and starts before the middle of the crowd. For being of an older crowd, the fans are more than eager to mosh as if they were teenagers. Suicidal Tendencies keeps the audience on their feet with songs such as, “You Can’t Bring Me Down”, “Psycho Vision”, “Send Me Your Money”, among others, finishing off the show with “Pledge Your Allegiance”.