It didn't. Sublime cover band Badfish started with "Garden Grove," the first track of Sublime's self-titled album. There were no turntables, though, so it sounded decidedly different than the original. And unlike Sublime's late singer Brad Nowell, vocalist Dave Ladin didn't enunciate enough, making it unnecessarily difficult to understand the lyrics. Still, Badfish has become a nationally known group, and the audience was certainly enjoying themselves.
On Sept. 17 at Syracuse's Inner Harbor, the sun was shining, the temperat...