Punk in drublic: NOFX at the Palladium

Anyone who's ever cadged a photo pass knows the rules of taking
pictures from the designated photographer's pit in front of the stage:
(1) you get to shoot only the first three songs, and (2) no flash
allowed. Then the bouncers hustle you back out with the masses, the
idea being to limit the amount of time any one band can make asses of
themselves for posterity. Drunk-punk deities NOFX managed to make a
mockery of both rules: they opened with the world's longest punk song
(that is, all 18 minutes of "The Decline") and later broke the "no
flash" rule when Fat Mike wound up with his pants around his knees --
which wouldn't have been a big deal if dude had been wearing any

Bouncers tried to kick the shutterbugs out of the pit after song 2,
but thankfully we had our own NOFX expert Melissa Ostrow behind the
lens, and she let security know what's what. Full show report coming
in next week's fishwrap, but to put it mildly, Fat Mike was completely
shitfaced. As he put it at one point: "I wouldn't be so drunk if I
could get some coke."

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