“After the Show” – NoFX fans search for shoes


I have never understood the urge that overcomes punk fans to throw their shoes on stage.

NoFX themselves commented on this phenomenon (and arguable cemented the practice) by titling one of their albums “So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes”. So, perhaps, the amount of shoe carnage is exacerbated at a NoFX concert.

I know many soles are lost to crowd surfing, but in the relatively steady barrage of object launched at the stage during a NoFX set (you always hurt the ones you love) shoes figure prominently from quarters far beyond the surf.

I am the first to admit that I am a punk fan who is probably less punk than every other punk fan, so this is not a guantlet I am throwing down. I’d just love hear some good reasons for turning ones shoes into projectiles when there is a very good chance you won’t get them back and you’ll be left to walk the Koolhaus and Lower Jarvis without protection.

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