Replacements concert rundown

So I went to the Replacements show at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco last Monday. I was not disappointed. It was as good a show as when I saw them in 1991. In fact, they seemed to be enjoying themselves a lot more this time. They played close to 2 hours, and mostly old, old stuff. They did get in all the best stuff.

The crowd was full of superannuated hipsters who totally forgot how general admission works. There was a lot of pinched faces when you stepped into the gap to get a better look. I managed to weasel my way up to the front row and to get some pictures. Sorry to say, I was one of those guys for a couple moments. You know the ones, the stiffs who stand there and film the whole thing instead of experiencing it. I couldn’t resist getting a couple pictures.

Up close, Tommy Stinson looked like Cloris Leachman. Not aging well, but at least he's still alive.
Up close, Tommy Stinson looked like Cloris Leachman. Not aging well, but at least he’s still alive.
They were tight and nearly sober.
They were tight and nearly sober.
Opening act, John Doe was decent.
Opening act, John Doe was decent.