Cobra Starship and a Shot in the Ass

Cobra Starship
Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Chula Vista, CA

Gabe Saporta – Vocals
Ryland Blackinton – Guitar
Alex Suarez – Bass
Nate Novarro – Drums
Victoria Asher – Keytar

Cobra Starship Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Chula Vista, CA 8/14/2008

Gabe Saporta

Thursday was my first Cobra Starship experience. I was greeted by the 80’s looking Cobra Starship sign that didn’t read Cobra Starship to me. That was probably because I was extremely dehydrated from walking around Warped Tour and refusing to pay high prices for water. I had to have someone tell me that the Highway 1 stage, one of the mainstages, did in fact have Cobra Starship up next. I don’t know about anybody else, but stage signs weren’t clearly marked with the stage names, especially on the smaller stages. Anybody else notice that?

Gabe Saporta, the frontman, mentioned during the first couple songs of the set that he wasn’t feeling well and he actually had to take meds that the doctor said would make him feel better. He said that there was one problem with the meds. They had to be taken via a syringe in his butt. He then described the welt that was around the entry point of the needle that was injected into his butt. Normally I would be screaming “Too much information!” but this was hilarious. He commented, “I lost my voice but my ass looks great!” The band played on.

Cobra Starship Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Chula Vista, CA 8/14/2008Victoria Asher

Cobra Starship Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Chula Vista, CA 8/14/2008Ryland Blackinton

Overall, the band was in great spirits minus the illness going around. Everybody was into them because they started with one of my favorites, Send My Love to the Dance Floor. They had the entire 2-mile radius crowd moving and grooving! The spirit and energy of the band was crazy. I enjoyed their set the most at this years Warped Tour.  Of course, I couldn’t stay for the entire set because it conflicted with another band I wanted to see on a stage that took 10 minutes to walk to.

They are out on tour supporting their newest release Vida Cobra! This band is one very busy band! If you get the chance to catch them as they roll through your town, get your 80’s gear on and go!

Cobra Starship Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Chula Vista, CA 8/14/2008Tour Dates

Aug 20 2008 8:00P
Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, AUS

Aug 22 2008 8:00P
Acer Arena Sydney, AUS

Aug 23 2008 8:00P
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, AUS

Aug 25 2008 8:00P
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, AUS

Aug 27 2008 8:00P
Burswood Dome Perth, AUS

Aug 30 2008 8:00P
Vector Arena Auckland, NZ

Sep 1 2008 8:00P
Quattro Osaka, JPN

Sep 3 2008 8:00P

Oct 7 2008 8:00P
Club Infinity Buffalo, NY

Oct 8 2008 8:00P
Webster Hartford, CT

Oct 9 2008 8:00P
Trocadero Philadelphia, PA

Oct 10 2008 8:00P
Casino Hampton Beach, NH

Oct 11 2008 8:00P
Nokia New York, NY

Oct 12 2008 8:00P
House of Blues Cleveland, OH

Oct 14 2008 8:00P
Majestic Detroit, MI

Oct 15 2008 8:00P
HOB Chicago, IL

Oct 16 2008 8:00P
Cabooze Minneapolis, MN

Oct 17 2008 8:00P
The Rave Milwaukee, WI

Cobra Starship Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Chula Vista, CA 8/14/2008 Oct 18 2008 8:00P
Pops St. Louis, MO

Oct 19 2008 8:00P
Beaumont Kansas City, MO

Oct 20 2008 8:00P
Gothic Theatre Denver, CO

Oct 21 2008 8:00P
Avalon Salt Lake City, UT

Oct 23 2008 8:00P
Croation Vancouver, BC

Oct 24 2008 8:00P
Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon

Oct 25 2008 8:00P
El Corazon Seattle, Washington

Oct 26 2008 8:00P
Knitting Factory – Boise Boise, Idaho

Oct 28 2008 8:00P
Empire Event Center Sacramento, CA

Oct 29 2008 8:00P
The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

Oct 30 2008 8:00P
House of Blues Los Angeles, CA

Oct 31 2008 8:00P
Jillian’s Las Vegas, NV

Nov 1 2008 8:00P
House of Blues Anaheim, CA

Nov 2 2008 8:00P
House of Blues San Diego, CA

Nov 4 2008 8:00P
Marquee Phoenix, AZ

Nov 5 2008 8:00P
Club 101 El Paso, TX

Nov 6 2008 8:00P
Cains Tulsa, OK

Nov 7 2008 8:00P
House of Blues Dallas, TX

Nov 8 2008 8:00P
Scout Bar San Antonio, TX

Cobra Starship Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Chula Vista, CA 8/14/2008 Nov 9 2008 8:00P
House of Blues Houston, TX

Nov 11 2008 8:00P
Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL

Nov 12 2008 8:00P
Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Nov 13 2008 8:00P
House of Blues Orlando, FL

Nov 14 2008 8:00P
Masquerade Atlanta, GA

Nov 15 2008 8:00P
Music Farm Charleston, SC

Nov 16 2008 8:00P
Tremont Charlotte, NC

Nov 18 2008 8:00P
The National Richmond, VA

Nov 19 2008 8:00P
Sonar Baltimore, MD

Nov 20 2008 8:00P
Starland Sayreville, NJ

Nov 21 2008 8:00P
Gravity Pittsburgh, PA

Nov 22 2008 8:00P
Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH

Nov 23 2008 8:00P
Intersection Grand Rapids, MI

Nov 25 2008 8:00P
Opera House Toronto, ON

Nov 26 2008 8:00P
Club Soda Montreal, QC

Nov 28 2008 8:00P
Lupos Providence, RI

Nov 29 2008 8:00P
Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA

Nov 30 2008 8:00P
Northern Lights Albany, NY

Jan 28 2009 8:00P
Academy 2 Birmingham, UK

Jan 29 2009 8:00P
Garage Glasgow, Sco

Jan 30 2009 8:00P
Club Academy Manchester, UK

Jan 31 2009 8:00P
Cockpit Leeds, UK

Feb 1 2009 8:00P
Rock City – The Basement Nottingham, UK

Feb 2 2009 8:00P
KCLSU London, UK

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