A free performance by Bad Religion held at the Palladium
in Los Angeles this past Friday (Feb. 23) night was disrupted by fights in the
audience throughout the group's set. According to ATN reporter Brian Gross, who
attended the show, due to fighting that broke out as soon as Bad Religion took
the stage, "half of the show was played with all the lights on, which did take
away some of the excitement from the set..." Part of the problem may have been
the circumstances surrounding the performance. Everyone there got in for free.
At 7 AM Friday KROQ announced that tickets would be given away at two Tower
Records locations. Over 3000 tickets were given away to fans whose presense at
the Tower stores interrupted normal business, according to Tower employees. In
any case, the crowd at the show contained enough kids more interested in
fighting than rocking to make things unpleasant for many who attended. Despite
the problems in the audience, Bad Religion managed to deliver a spirited set
that included plenty of material off their new album, The Gray Race
including the title track and "2010," as well as old standards like "Fuck
Armageddon," "Modern Man" and "No Control." A good time was not had by all.