Nerf Herder Psoma – 6th October 2002
This is a strange entry to my ticket collection as we never actually saw any of the bands listed on the ticket.
Some friends and I had bought tickets to go and see Nerf Herder. This was the band who performed the soundtrack to Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Being Buffy fans at the time (well I was actually more a fan of every other character but Buffy – god she’s annoying), I’d decided to look in to the band and get their album to try it out.
It was actually really good. Quite similar sounding to Weezer.
Anyway as I was saying, my friends and I had become fans of the band based on this album so we decided to get tickets to see them. After all it was only £6 each!!! If only all concert tickets were this price!
We arrived at the Corporation night club where the show was and after a short queue at the door we were told that Nerf Herder were stuck in transit somewhere so the show would probably go on later than anticipated.
Not a problem for us we went on in.
Anyway once inside we learned that the support band was no longer going to be ‘Captain Everything’ as advertised on the tickets (I’ve no idea what this band are like) but instead it was going to be a band called Psoma which featured Nerf Herders current bass player as their lead vocals.
After a while it became known to us that Psoma were actually at the club already so were going to play an extended set until Nerf Herder arrived – which they never did.
Anyway Psoma took the club by storm with their brand of pop-punk rock and played a long set with singer (and Nerf Herder member) Justin Fisher explaining how he had travelled to the show with Psoma rather than with Nerf Herder and apologising for his other band mates’ delay.
As it turned out Psoma were actually really good! We all really enjoyed the show and it was made even better when the band came straight out to the bar for a drink after their set. We hung out and chatted to the various member of the band who were all obliging and genuine folk.
So all in all what should have potentially been a disappointing night actually turn out to be a great one! I still listen to my signed copy Fear The Penguin sometimes even now.