Things we learned watching New Found Glory play Slam Dunk Festival.
NEW FOUND GLORY REMAIN ONE OF THE BEST BANDS AT WHAT THEY DO There are loads of great pop-punk bands at Slam Dunk this year, but today New Found Glory prove that, despite doing this for nearly 20 years, they're still some of the best to ever do it with massive singalongs and a sea of people jumping as soon as they start.
THEIR BACK CATALOGUE IS RIDICULOUSLY GOOD This set is a ridiculously fun and a reminder of just how many hits NFG have in their back catalogue. They have bloody loads. Whether it's old favourites like 'Hit Or Miss' and 'Head On Collision' or newer numbers like 'Ready And Willing' and 'Vicious Love', there isn't a dull moment for the duration of this show.
THIS IS THE PERFECT WAY TO CELEBRATE SLAM DUNK Following them playing here way back in 2010, it's great to see NFG back all these years later and still stealing the show. In many ways they're the perfect band to play Slam Dunk on the 10th anniversary. Much like the festival itself, they've consistently moved forward on to bigger and better things, all on their own terms. This set feels like a celebration for New Found Glory and Slam Dunk as a whole.
POP-PUNK DEFINITELY ISN'T DEAD For a long time many people have looked down on pop-punk, but watching New Found Glory receive the response they do today suggests that it's no longer the case. A whole host of fans belting out the words to 'My Friends Over You' with their best mates prove that pop-punk can produce music as important as any genre you care to mention.