Review: Goldfinger at The Wedgewood Rooms

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Worn-out from a three day sell-out UK tour at Slam Dunk Festival, Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann admits: ‘Okay, we’re not 14 any more.’

But the band showed no signs of slowing down just yet and, of course, the fans weren’t there to see a relaxed show.

They all cheered for the usual ska punk sounds that have been making us dance for 21 years.

After starting their set with old favourites Spokesman and Counting The Days, Feldmann welcomed the brass section from supporting band Survey Says! on to the stage, playing more of their classic ska punk songs.

Inviting the fans on to the stage for a sing-a-long, Feldmann thanked the crowd for being so polite and ‘not smashing me in the face like a man on crystal meth did at a previous show’.

I guess that’s a sign that the fans aren’t spring chickens any more either.

Finishing with their famous cover 99 Red Balloons was predictable but that made it the perfect end to a fun and nostalgic show.