Youth Of Today at City Gardens, Trenton NJ, Photo: Boiling Point
I wouldn't be surprised if a Youth Of Today photo made it into "Feedback Friday" more often. These guys just had a knack for being caught on film at the right time and this photo here is no exception.
You've got Porcell in mid air sportin' the Air Revs, Cappo coming down from a jump and Wally kickin' it out with funky Chucks. All of this is taking place on the stage of City Gardens, complete with the CITY GARDENS and TRENTON stencils on the wall. Oh yeah and that guy in the background leaning on the amp would be Drew BOLD. You've also got that one pumped, proud and psyched straight edge dude up front with the white hooded sweatshirt on and X'ed fist in the air. The rest of the crowd gawks in disbelief.
I've seen countless incredible photos from this particular show and there's no question in my mind, Youth Of Today were at the top of their game at this point. Of course many will argue what era of Youth Of Today was the best, but to me it's always been this early 1988, post breakup, pre "We're Not In This Alone" era. Of course, there really is no bad Youth Of Today era, at least not in my opinion.
Just for the hell of it, because I had the video posted on YouTube, I thought I'd post it on here as well. It's Youth Of Today from the same City Gardens show that the photo was taken at. If you haven't seen this video, do yourself and favor and don't waste any more time. Priceless. -Tim DCXX
City Gardens punk card with this particular YOT / BOLD show listed
Thursday, September 25, 2008
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