When I was 17, in November 1999, I went and saw AFI (who I was new to) open for Sick Of It All. I had some experience with punk and hardcore and deathrock. The opening bands (Hot Water Music and Indecision) were great, but then came AFI. There were Jack O Lanterns on stage, Davey came out in a vinyl gimp suit with a purple devilock. It was the best thing I ever saw. I started a band 2 months later.