Lit at Electric Ballroom
Let’s take a trip down memory lane shall we? Remember the angsty days of high school where the loser nice guy wanted and felt he deserved to win the bombshell prom queen/girl-next-door in school, but was beaten out by the jocks? And if you weren’t on the football team you definitely had no chance, leaving you to be a laughing stock? But by some miracle in the end the nice guy eventually wins the girl and the douchebag ends up losing her, becoming the antithesis of what he was. That may be a short summary of American Pie and every other teen drama, but during that time there was awesome punk hard rock that correlated with that angst and frustration of being that teenage loser, and one band that epitomised it all: Lit.
The hardcore punk band best known for their anthem My Own Worst Enemy came to Electric Ballroom in Camden last night to rock out to a sold-out crowd, throwing confidence into those feeling the frustrations of youth. Though they’ve been around for quite some time, they put on a rock show that didn’t show any sign of fatigue or age: they were absolutely flawless. Lit played other nostalgic hits such as Miserable, Over My Head and more. At one point they had to stop one of their songs due to the fact a fight broke out, but it was brief and started it over, easily getting the crowd’s focus back. They have outstanding stage presence, and lead singer A Jay Popoff did not fail once to get the crowd to respond to his antics and singalong requests.
With some beer and Jagermeister being passed around on stage as well as to the front of the audience, these guys put on a show that was vibrant and energetic. It’s fantastic to see that they’re still around and can rock out just as hard as they used to over a decade ago. This show was enough to justify that these guys aren’t going anywhere: we”ll be seeing them and their teenage souls in action again before we know it.
Photos: Adam Bennett
For further information and future events visit Lit’s website here.
Watch the video for My Own Worst Enemy here: