Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 05/02/2014

@LessThanJake and @ReelBigFish show in Glasgow reviewed by @AnybodyBC for @PlanetMosh

Wednesday evening in O2 ABC began loudly with Zebrahead on the stage while there was still a considerable queue outside the venue. As I rushed inside guys on the stage were already engaging the audience and introducing their friends ‘the Germans’, who were drinking beer on stage. Their show was all about drinking, having fun with friends and girls. They played around half an hour and ended their show with guys from Reel Big Fish joining them for the last song.

Reel Big Fish
Reel Big Fish

As was expected, after the last song of Zebrahead, the next band on the stage was Reel Big Fish. The crowd was finally all inside the sold out venue. RBF are six funny, colorful ska guys and are always very talkative and explosive. They delivered a onne hour of energy bomb filled with 12 songs and the assembly buzzing with excitement..

Reel Big Fish setlist:

  1. Everything Sucks

  2. I Want Your Girlfriend to Be My Girlfriend Too

  3. Everyone Else Is an Asshole / Trendy

  4. I Dare You To Break My Heart

  5. My Life

  6. Your Guts (I Hate ‘Em)

  7. Where Have You Been

  8. Monkey Man

  9. Sell Out

  10. I Know You Too Well to Like You Anymore
  1. Beer

  2. Take On Me

Less Than Jake
Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake were even more energetic and even more communicative with audience that their co-headliners and support. They brought fans up onto the stage three times during their performance. The first one was a whole family, the second, a couple to engage in a drinking contest and for the third, a girl for the encore. The band tested the Scottish sense of humor as well when Chris DeMakes announced, that the next time they will play here “together with Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga”. Their setlist consisted of 16 fast ska punk songs, including encore.

Overall it was a fantastic night of fun filled joyous energy where three bands were on top of their game in front of an appreciative audience.

Less Than Jake setlist:

  1. Good Enough
  2. Automatic
  3. Sugar In Your Gas Tank
  4. Last One Out of Liberty City
  5. Look What Happened
  6. History of a Boring Town
  7. My Money is on the Long Shot
  8. Never Going Back to New Jersey
  9. The Science of Selling Yourself Short
  10. Overrated
  11. Give Me Something to Believe In
  12. 107
  13. All My Best Friends Are Metalheads


  1. Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sellouts
  2. Plastic Cup Politics
  3. Gainesville Rock City



Audience during the Less Than Jake show
Audience during the Less Than Jake show









All photos by Jurga Kalinauskaite



About Jurga Kalinauskaite

Photographer, journalist, curious wanderer.