NOFX at Fillmore Auditorium, 12/7/12

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Eric Gruneisen
Fat Mike of NOFX last night at the Fillmore Auditorium.


The funniest (and definitely the wrongest) moment in NOFX's show last night at the Fillmore came when Fat Mike prefaced "Arming the Proletariat With Potato Guns" by saying, "This is kind of a racist song, but it's okay if you're racist toward the people in your band." That was followed by bits about crossing a Mexican with an Octopus, Hitler committing suicide because of the gas bill and Erik Sandlin's grandfather dying in a concentration camp by falling off his guard tower. NOFX isn't a comedy troupe, but it might as well have been with the banter last night.

See also:
- Q&A: Fat Mike of NOFX on pornography and punk-rock parenting
- Slide Show: NOFX at the Fillmore Auditorium, 12/7/12
- The ten best concerts this weekend, 12/7-12/9

Eric Gruneisen
Fat Mike of NOFX last night at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver.

Beginning with "60%" and closing with "Kill All the White Man" -- twenty-three songs in all with only a brief break after the nineteenth song, "The Quitter" -- NOFX probably didn't exactly map out the dynamics of the show, but the flow seemed well chosen. But then again, when you've been at it for nearly three decades, you probably don't need strict planning except to make sure you can play the songs before going on tour or taking time out during tour to refresh. Last night, the guys made it look like they kind of rolled off the bus and made things up as they went along, and that made for a far more fun show.

NOFX it all seem easy. And as noted, this allowed for some inspired between song banter. Before "Mattersville," Fat Mike asked people in the balcony stage right if they had paid more money for the privilege of sitting there. Then he referred to them as the "one percent" and then let everyone on the floor know they were part of "steerage." Then he admitted that the band was part of the one percent too. After that he either got shocked by the mic or got bumped somehow and said, "Ow! That's my penance."

Eric Gruneisen
Fat Mike of NOFX last night at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver.

Between "Eat the Meek" and "Ronnie & Mags," Mike observed that it was amazing he hadn't been hit with a single shoe that night so far, seven songs in. Then he teased the crowd about throwing Nike's and flip flops and not wearing combat boots to the punk show. Hefe told him he was angry and maybe he was on pills. To which Mike quipped, "I'm not on pills; I'm on PiL."

Location Info


Fillmore Auditorium

1510 Clarkson St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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@fat_wreck will nofx has any Asia tour : '( I hope could c nofx again .....


@fat_wreck "it turned out Jefe's guitar was not making sound." Why have I never seen you play with this so-called Jefe?!?!?!?!?!

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