Black Sails is always going to be my favorite I think. I wasn't huge on Answer That And Stay Fashionable in high school, and the later stuff wasn't bad, but got progressively.. different. Black Sails seemed like the perfect middle ground for me.
Jesus.. I just put Black Sails on (it's been a while) and damn is that one good-ass banger. I instinctively remember it's good, but getting a audible reminder is so good. I am pretty sure I died my bleached blond hair black at some point while listening to this album.
I was never super into the whole scream-punk thing, was always more partial to the melodic side (which lead to my love affair with pop-punk, sigh).. imagine my conflicted mind with At the Drive in... I think I ended up liking Boy Sets Fire more.
But anyway.. I remember seeing AFI in Petaluma sometime in 2000, probably at the Pheonix Theater.. such an awesome show.. got my car broken into and my whole CD book (200 CDs!!!!) and expensive camera stolen.. but what a night. Fuck I feel old.
Saw them in SD last night. What an incredible show. I swear to god I was talking to a friend in line at the show about how I had seen all of Sing The Sorrow live except for "...but home is nowhere". I figured they would never play that song again... when it started up I looked at my friend like "no FUCKING way...". Oh, and that was AFTER the double feature of Now The World and Synes - fucking- thesia. Which I wasn't counting as a part of seeing Sing The Sorrow live but they knocked all three out in one night. Then they played Feed From The Floor, which is my favorite track from The Blood Album. AND Endlessly, She Said, my favorite off of Decemberunderground.
And to top it all off Jade said hi, and both Adam and Hunter hung out for quite a while signing stuff, taking pictures, and talking about all sorts of random stuff.