Every show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania I expect to be the absolute best. Not only is that my home-state scene, but pop punk shows in Philadelphia are their own breed. Philadelphia pop-punk radiates the energy of suburban dismay but holds the power of leftover city life. Even if a band is not from the area, playing in such a focal point of the scene means two things:
- The people showing up to this show are going to be rowdy and they are going to give you energy. Be prepared.
- You need to make sure this show is amazing– people from Philadelphia come from every part of the scene and they will pass the message along about your band. Self-made, self-promo bands are kinda Philly’s cup of tea.