Just came back from the Lifebeat show @ the Hammerstein Ballroom with Sugarcult, Pete Yorn, Jimmy Eat World, and THE HIVES. Sugarcult I gladly missed, and Pete Yorn sucked MAJOR ass. I mean his band was on vacation so he did a solo acustic set. His voice sucks too much to do that kind of stuff. He was one of the worst performers Ive ever seen in my life. Its too bad cause I kinda digged his single "For Nanci". But I can't beleive this guy has a record contract and that no one actually booed him off(except me). I gotta tell ya tho the only thing that kept me from hanging myself was the lack of rope and the hot bitches up in that joint! I mean everywhere you looked there was a hot bitch. Most of them weren't the "rocker" type tho, more like sorority girls. WHich kept me sane during the bad sets but kept me laughing during the Hives. Before the Hives tho Jimmy Eat World came out and did a pretty good job. Not the greatest band, didnt do anything special, but they are a tight band who can play nice tunes. They really got the place going when they first came out I started the pit, and people joined in but then I realized this music is f00king slow and melodic, so I stopped. Yet the teens were bumping heads to a slow song. AMATURES! Most of the people there just pogoed tho, that was more J.E.W. type of stuff. I think all those Sorority girls and delicate chicks that where there was there to see these guys cause once the Hives came out all hell broke lose. First came out Johnny Knoxville and Steve O to introduce the band then as the first cord struck, that when my elbow hit the guy in front of me square in the back and I thrust back that when all the chicks start falling on their asses. It was funny as hell, these chicks dont know what hit em. Then everyone else joined in the pit. I gotta tel ya Pelle is one of the best, if not THE best, front man out there today. He combines so many moves from other great singers and gives the show more energy. Also it doesnt hurt that he talks with a funny accent and says funny stuff. He's got the funniest cockiest attitude. Anyways The Hives made the 2 hour wait worthwile. Sorry if you were one of those chicks, but hey this is a Hives concert not a Hoboken bar.