GFP Opens for DK with Purpose – The Observatory 2015

January 16, 2015
Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

With a full house, in a great mood after opening act Tarter Control, skate punk artists General Fucking Principle (GFP) could do no wrong. The energy was high and the crowd gave a warm reception to GFP’s celeb members. Tony Alva was fun to watch on bass. A skate God, Alva brought a light of unmitigated cool to the stage. Greg Hetson, associated with Circle Jerks and Bad Religion, was one of the best guitarists I’ve seen in while, he could stand on that stage by himself and hold the attention of the room if he wanted to. Former Suicidal Tendencies drummer, Grant Garison was dead-on during a hard core set that took no breaks and motivated extreme crowd participation. Star of the stage was lead singer Tom Davis formerly of DFL. Davis had an incredible energy and the presence of a seasoned punk lead. GFP opened with “False Respect”, demanding attention and respect. Who’s opening for DK? G.F.P. bitches! A perfect segue way to JFA’s intensity, GFP pulled every patio dweller inside and to the front, packing the floor of The Observatory with an epic pit scene. “Shock and Awe” and “Bad Influence” were two of my favorite songs of the night, making a GFP fan out of me. I pity the poor bastards who stayed home.

Sarah Tonin –
13 Stitches Magazine Reviewer

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    Sound Quality - 8.5/10
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    Crowd - 9/10
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    Musicianship - 8.5/10
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    Punk Meter - 9/10
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