The Exhilarating Enchantments of Bad Hardcore

A disastrous evening with the U.K.'s Gallows and a feeble Brooklyn crowd they came to despise

The show at this point is a total disaster, but fascinating in a train-wreck sort of way. Someone suggests Frank go back to London. "Go back to London?" he repeats, wearily. "I wish I could. I've been in your country for six fucking weeks, and I'm going fucking crazy. I can't wait to go back." He sounds tremendously pained, but somehow this is what partially wins us over; the pit enlivens for the last few tunes, especially the one about being trapped in the belly of a shark, which doesn't sound all that metaphorical. At the very end of the set, a guy and a girl—it's unclear if they know each other—start pushing each other around in the pit, which leads to playful fisticuffs, which leads to actual fisticuffs, until they have to be separated; as we file out, she's crying on the steps in the lobby in front of the merch. This is appropriately symbolic, I think.

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