Concert Review: Reel Big Fish “Candy Coated Fury 2013 Tour” – House of Blues, Orlando FL

rbf-hobReel Big Fish
House of Blues, Orlando FL
2/7/13 7:30pm

Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars

When I was a teenager I saw my first Reel Big Fish show and was hooked. I remember their strong energy into each and every song they performed. I’ve been a fan for over 10 years since I heard “Turn the Radio Off” for the first time. The Reel Big Fish show at House of Blues Orlando was a fun night to be had. The band really knows how to entertain and that is exactly why I keep coming back to their shows. The ska music scene wouldn’t be the same without them.

Reel Big Fish kicked things off with their outlandish attire and funny antics as they played throughout the later part of the night. Song after song they don’t hold back the material that has made their 20+ years successful. Their essential songs that are typically played are what they are known for but it’s the raw gusto that they put in every song.rbf-band

From their hits such as “Sell Out” and “Everything Sucks,” to ska covers such as Phil Collins’ “Another Day In Paradise,” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” I knew I was in for a fun time. I loved “Trendy” and “S.R.” as they provided the audience to jump around the mosh pit. “Your Guts(I Hate ‘Em),” “Good Thing,” and “Drunk Again” provided a little more relaxed edge to them but kept you singing along. Before hearing their famous song “Beer,” they teased several hilarious several alcoholic titled covers (“Pina Colada”, “Red Wine”,” Margaritaville”) was very entertaining. They ended the night with their most famous cover of A-Ha’s “Take On Me” with a giant roar of approval from the fans.

Set List:
Everyone Else is an Asshole
Everything Sucks
She’s Famous Now
Your Girlfriend Sucks
All I Want Is More
Everybody’s Drunk
I Want Your Girlfriend
A Little Doubt…
Another Day in Paradise
(Phil Collins cover)
I Know You too Well
Sell Out
Your Guts (I Hate ‘Em)
Good Thing
P.S. I Hate You
Where Have You Been
The Promise
(When in Rome cover)
She Has a Girlfriend Now
Another F.U. Song
In the Pit
Don’t Stop Skankin’
Take On Me
(a-ha cover)

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