For me, the highlight of the show was seeing a few hundred twenty-somethings singing Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry songs at the top of their lungs. I'm sure most of them knew that "Roll Over Beethoven" was a cover, but I'm not so sure they realized "Rave On" was. It was cool, nonetheless. Ward does a number of great covers on the new album.
After that initial 30 minutes or so, the show slowed down some. The guys switched up instruments a few times, and then ran through selections from some of the earlier albums. I took off before the encore, so I'm not sure what happened with that. All in all, a very enjoyable show.
I'm planning on hitting the Thermals show on Saturday at the Slowdown. They are a fun live band, and the new album, Now We Can See, is really good.