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GOOD CHARLOTTE at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC on 19/10/18

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Last Friday, Pop Punk icons, Good Charlotte, played to an intense crowd at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC. I had been looking forward to this show as Good Charlotte is most definitely a band that helped bring the genre of pop punk to life. Their crowd ranged from adults down to small children and it was pretty clear that this band had gained some amazing fans over the course of their career. Playing some of their classic songs and some of their newest tracks there was something very special about the energy of this show. It was intimate and also had the feeling of being at an old school pop punk show. Playing songs like “The Anthem” and “I Just Wanna Live” gave the venue a nostalgic atmosphere that truly made the night memorable. There was one moment specifically that stood out the most in my mind and that was their performance of their song “Riot Girl.” This was one of the last songs of the night and there was definitely something special about it. The crowd seemed to sing along the loudest to this one and to be far more connected to it than any of the others played that night. Closing out the set two songs later was their song “The River” which gave an undeniable feeling of nostalgia. Every fan left feeling as if they had just stepped out of an early 2000s Pop Punk show and it was perfect way to have spent a chilly Friday night in Raleigh, NC.


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