On October 18, 2023, Lit took the stage at The House of Blues in San Diego for an electrifying warm-up gig ahead of a highly anticipated performance at the “When We Were Young” Festival in Las Vegas. The night was filled with infectious energy and nostalgia as the band, known for their hit single “My Own Worst Enemy,” delivered an unforgettable performance.
The evening kicked off with a fantastic lineup of fellow 90s Rock/Pop/Punk bands, setting the tone for a night of great music. Fenix TX and Zebrahead each brought their unique styles to the stage, getting the crowd warmed up and ready for Lit.
When Lit took the stage, the atmosphere inside the venue cranked up to eleven. With Kevin Baldes providing solid bass lines, A. Jay Popoff’s charismatic vocals and stage presence, Jeremy Popoff’s stellar guitar work, and Taylor Carroll’s powerhouse drumming, the band was full of energy from the start of the set all the way through. A. Jay Popoff really engages the audience from the first note, and his intense onstage energy was contagious. The crowd in the cozy downtown venue danced, sang along, and celebrated the band’s return to the stage.
Lit’s setlist included a mix of their greatest hits and fan favorites. Songs like “Over My Head” and “Completely Miserable” had the crowd singing at the top of their lungs, reliving the late ’90s and early 2000s with every note. The band’s tight musicianship and stage presence were as sharp as ever, showcasing their passion for performing live.
The highlight of the night came when Lit closed their set with their iconic hit, “My Own Worst Enemy.” The crowd erupted in a collective sing-along of “Waaa-oooo!” and the band left the stage to thunderous applause and cheers. It was a perfect ending to a night filled with nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll. Lit is still a fantastic live band and their show was an absolute blast.