Sometimes when you go to a reunion show for a band they seem uninspired, like they were made to do it by too much demand, money, or whatever reason. Other times you get lucky and get to see something more powerful than you remember. That was the case with the Scared of Chaka reunion show 9/4/08 at Ash St Saloon in Portland,OR.
I had not seen Scared of Chaka play since i was 17 years old(1997). Back then the faces were younger, the crowd was smaller, and Dave Fernandez was threatened by security that they would kick him out of the club if he took another drink of beer on stage. Definitely a different show this time. The venue was packed, beer and whiskey being sprayed everywhere, stage diving and bloody handed guitar players. Who would have thought this was a pop punk band playing.
here is some live video of the show. I shot 30 minutes total which you can see the rest of at my