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Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger at Pomona Fairplex
Written by Brittany Woolsey   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:21

This last weekend was bittersweet for the ska community.

For one, Streetlight Manifesto played what could very well be some of their last shows in the Southern California area, and for another, Dan Regan announced his retirement from Reel Big Fish to focus on being a dad.

Regan performed with the third-wave ska group one last time at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, held at the Pomona Fairplex, on Sunday evening.

Co-headlining with Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish led a riveting set.

Goldfinger approached the stage wearing hazmat suits, announcing themselves as characters from "Breaking Bad," including bassist Kelly LeMieux dressed as a blue bag of meth. 

Vocalist John Feldmann announced that the set would be full of old songs, which pleased the fans.

The band delighted the crowd with a set of favorites, including "Open Your Eyes," "Here In Your Bedroom," and "Superman."

Reel Big Fish brought hilarity to the night with songs like "Everyone Else is an Asshole," "I Want Your Girlfriend to Be My Girlfriend" and "She Has a Girlfriend Now."

The usual banter on stage between singer Aaron Barrett and crew was absent in the set, but that didn't stop fans from enjoying it.

Tracks like "Don't Stop Skanking" and "Sell Out" inspired a frenzy of people dancing around in the skank pit.

As the night's end approached, Regan invited his daughter on stage to dance with him and the band.

Check out our photos from the show!


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