The Tale of Two Gigs and the Sum of All Parts

Sum 41, Kentish Town Forum, 2005 & Sum 41, The Dome Tufnell Park, 2020 When I was 12 I was handed Sum 41’s blockbuster ‘All Killer, No Filler’ and I fell instantly in love. Fast forward 3 years and I’d get to see them as my first ever Academy size show. Fifteen years later, I was blessed by another opportunity; an exclusive and intimate show at The Dome, just over 500m away from the Kentish Town Forum, where I’d seen them play 15 years before.In this article, I will aim to discuss how those two experiences compared, and if and how the band’s delivery has changed over the years.

Sum 41, Kentish Town Forum, 2005

I remember arriving at the Forum in Kentish Town, my home town, on the 17th of July 2005. The Forum is a special place for me. Three generations of my family have called it their watering hole and this was my first experience of it. We arrived early, very early, at around 2pm on a hot summer Sunday. There was already a queue of eager fans s…

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