The Menzingers | photo by Jamie Stow for WXPN
The Menzingers make a roaring homecoming at Franklin Music Hall
Philadelphia natives The Menzingers entered the stage of the Franklin Music Hall on the night of Black Friday to a roaring welcome. The band’s high energy matched the crowd’s, which packed the venue from wall to wall.
As soon as the first note hit, the audience was jumping and dancing to “Anna,” prompting singer and guitarist Greg Barnett to say it was “so good to be home.” This led to screams, crowd surfers making their way to the front of the room, and the band powering on with fan favorites like “The Obituaries” and “America.”
The room sang along, and singer and guitarist Tom May was incredibly energetic in response, jumping around just as much as his fans on the other side of the stage.
The show also featured sets by Roger Harvey and the High Lifers, who was a last minute substitution for Culture Abuse who had to drop off the bill, and Tigers Jaw, both of which did an excellent job getting the crowd warmed up for The Menzingers. Check out photos of the gig below.