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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Does It Offend You, Yeah? Play Highline Ballroom

It started out as a weak night for Does It Offend You, Yeah while (somehow!) opening up for Yo Majesty on a rainy night yesterday at Highline Ballroom. Going through the motions with a set consisting mostly of tracks from their debut album You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into, the band seemed quite bored as they tried to get the crowd hyped up.

Midway through, finally Morgan was able to spark a bit of life into the crowd as he swung from the stage over to the VIP tables and finally into the crowd during Let's Make Out. It went uphill from there but the band was never able to achieve their usual energy as seen in previous performances.

Running into some technical issues, the band performed their cover of Devo's Whip It without a keyboard. It was quite endearing as they forgot the words and by the end were clearly just having fun with it.

Overall, it wasn't their best performance...but the crowd were so boring I'm surprised the band didn't fall asleep on stage.

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