"Have you ever had a dream where you have been swimming in mud with earmuffs on? I am having that dream right now," guitarist Jason Gnewikow told the crowd. Unfortunately, it was a fairly indicative comment for the Promise Ring's lackluster and predictable set. Many of the songs from Very Emergency were carbon copies of their studio counterparts. What was lacking was showmanship, and considering the $8 cover, many of the audience members probably would've been better off staying at home with the record. Led by the huggable, balding singer-guitarist Davey Von Bohlen, the set's highlights included "Emergency! Emergency!" and "Jersey Shore," which were performed with about as much conviction as the band could muster.