Geez, makes you feel old, right?
Haha, I don't know why but I always mistakenly call that KoC an American Legion. Those really were the salad days. Besides the now lack of regular venues in the area, the VFW shows are extinct too. Rutherford, Lyndhurst, Paramus, Garfield, those were the best. especially back when NJ was like the epicenter of the scene. What was your favorite VFW show you went to?
I went to all of them lol I remember seeing Enter Shikari on their first US tour in 05 I believe with Van Atta High at the Garfield American Legion. I have never seen that many people go off in a VFW show in my life. Definitely memorable. Then you had Paramus VFW (which still does some shitty shows here and there). That was the place where you saw all the touring acts that weren't famous yet like Patent Pending, Aspen It Is, Twin Atlantic, etc. Then when those died out, Mainstage in Pompton Lakes became THE spot to play at. That's where all the scene "heroes" played like Drop Dead Gorgeous, Folly, LoveHateHero, etc played. For some odd reason, that venue closed down for some strange reason. Then School of Rock in South Hackensack was the place to be until it closed down last year. Now the NJ scene has Canvas Clash in Boonton, Mexicali in Teaneck and Stanhope House in Stanhope. The scene is really hanging by a thread lol