Slightly Stoopid brought summer vibes to a huge hometown crowd at Petco Park with Sublime With Rome

Slightly Stoopid, the Ocean Beach San Diego California natives who have brought their unique reggae, rock, hip-hop, punk hybrid musical mix to the masses since 1994, played one of their biggest hometown shows ever on Sunday July 16th at Petco Park.  The band saw a huge crowd of devoted fans pack the field and stands at the expansive downtown home of the San Diego Padres.  Featuring members Mike Doughty on lead vocals and guitar, Kyle McDonald on vocals and bass, Ryan Moran on drums, Oguer Ocon on percussion, Daniel Delacruz on Saxaphone, Andy Geib on Trombone and Paul Wolstencroft on Keyboards, the band played a long 22 song set list of hits, rarities, and fun covers from throughout their career.  The concert also featured many special guests including Common Kings, Chali 2na, and SLUG.

Slightly Stoopid was famously formed in Ocean Beach and discovered by Sublime vocalist/guitarist Bradley Nowell in 1996 while he was in recovery.  The long touring Sublime with Rome actually opened this show and it seemed like a full circle moment for the two groups whose histories have long been intertwined.  Sublime with Rome features original Sublime bassist Eric Wilson, vocalist/guitarist Rome Ramirez and Drummer Jason Vick and the group put on a fantastic show mixing classic Sublime hits with their newer originals.  Their thirteen song set list featured huge crowd sing-alongs on SoCal radio staples like “April 29, 1992,” “Wrong Way,” and closer “Santeria.”

This was an immensely fun show and a triumph for this hometown band.  With a huge section of Slightly Stoopid’s most loyal friends and family in attendance a wonderful friendly atmosphere was felt through the entire crowd, and a faithful group of San Diego fans were uplifted on a Sunday evening.

Photos and Review by: Alex Matthews