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Are Breasts Getting Bigger?
Q101 Jamboree 2000
311
& Our Final Thoughts

A Concert Review
In Reverse: Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Or: From the Beginning

May 20, 2000

The New World
Music Theatre

Tinley Park, IL

A Review by
Big Cooter &
The Dude on the Right
Photos by
The Dude on the Right
Big Cooter:
I was worried that The Dude on the Right would leave me.  He said that after the three songs he was able to shoot, well, he was heading back to his car.  I don't trust him, so I held out as long as I could, or at least for all of the songs I wanted to hear from 311, and headed back to the parking lot earlier than the end of the show.  Yea, yea, bitch and moan about my being a lame reviewer, but I was really worried my ride would desert me.  I will say this about 311, they were a rock-em, sock-em band, they did keep the crowd that was there going, and although not a bonafide, big-name headliner, they seemed to be doing a decent job.  Blame The Dude on the Right for my leaving early, it wasn't me, honest.

All in all I must say that this had to be one of the best weather shows I have seen for the Q101 Jamboree. Then again, I guess the sun does shine on a dog's ass every now again, too. Oh yea, I used that line before. Anyhoo, I think I enjoyed every band except for Moby and Travis, and I think the crowd agreed with me most of the time. I also got entertained by some of the most entertaining T-shirts I have seen in a while. There was the "I'd rather be masturbating," "Chicks dig me" (on a girl), "I'm a drunk, for a Breathalyzer Blow Here" (arrow pointing below the waistline), and "Drink 7 (on front) Up Yours (on back)", a very popular shirt by the way.

This was a non-sellout type of a crowd too, maybe due to the lack of a major headliner. Nothing against any of the bands, but none of them screamed "able to fill up The New World Music Theatre." Maybe next year Q101 can forgo the issues of The Offspring requesting all the lawn trash be tossed on stage and put up one of the most entertaining bands I have ever seen as the headliner. I guess in order to rate a show as big as the Jamboree it would be a bit on the harsh side to hold such petty grievances against them. I definitely have to give them a solid One Thumb Up for an overall good show. I can hardly wait to see what Q101 has in store for everyone at the annual Twisted show.

The Dude on the Right:
As a photographer I've got one thing to say to the boys of 311. Use more light. Sure the strobing lights and dim highlights were pretty cool for the music, but as a photographer it was a total pain in the ass to shoot pictures for them.

With that said, 311 is a hard rocking band that did a great job of closing the night, although a few people seemed to have bolted early, not the 311 crowd I guess. And, sure, I left early, my job taking photos done, but I did get to hear great crowd reaction and most of the songs I knew from the comfort of my car (it was really good to sit down after being on my feet for the last 10 hours). I don't know if 311 was the big name that Q101 really wanted for Jamboree, hell I wondered in the past if bands like Erasure and Duran Duran were what they were really looking for, but it was a good wrap-up to the day.

In the comfort of the dude-mobile my day was over, except for the long car ride home listening to Big Cooter and The Dude on the Left slur through stories of breasts that have gotten bigger, Big Cooter calling ex Q101 DJ Zoltar "Other from a Brother Planet," The Dude on the Left telling how he lost Big Cooter and instead of heading into the mosh pit to look for him, well, opted to go buy more beer, Big Cooter complaining how the weather in the past has sucked when in actuality, for the last few years, it's been pretty damn nice, and The Dude on the Left trying to take my picture with a free disposable camera he got while I was driving . Big Cooter only gave the day one solid thumb up. Screw him. Yes, the line-up was a little weak in comparison to year's past. Yes, a couple of bands I could have done without seeing. Yes, again I felt old. But you couldn't have asked for better weather. You couldn't have asked for better acts on the second stage (well, except for maybe getting rid of Eve 6 and Travis). And you couldn't have had a crappy time unless you were too old. I give Jamboree 2000 Two "For God's sake, always hold Jamboree on a Saturday because the weather is so much better" Thumb Up!
 

The Bands

The Main Stage The Second Stage
Long Beach Dub Allstars
The Bloodhound Gang
Moby
Everclear
Third Eye Blind
311
The Suicide Machines
Eve 6
Travis
Goldfinger
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

 

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