Last night was the concert my friend B snagged tickets for, and I must say, System of a Down is a wonderful stage presence. Those guys were just up there having fun, goofing off and putting on a great show. I think this is the only concert I’ve been to, where the band did a good job of mixing in the old and the new. The opening band was, um……. interesting. The promoter did a shit job on putting way too many genres into the mix. Anyway, opener was Bad Acid Trip, a punk band. industrialreich and I got there just in time for the meat of the set, and their little attempt at a political statement (I laughed at the fact they had Amnesty Int’l hosting a booth out front). They would have been good at a punk show, but bad opener for Sys oD. Mars Volta was up second, and I have the same issue with them that I have with Opeth….it’s not that their songs are too long, it’s that their live songs are too long and they jam inbetween songs. Almost fell asleep during their set, several good songs, and the singer definitely has the James Brown/Michael Jackson dance down….even for a Mexican.
Other news, I’m dead tired, but I got my package from my Zoomie today, nifty OIF t-shirt that I can sleep in, along with commemoration coin for the AMMO group. Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. It’s nifty, but didn’t know it was in there till it slid out of the shirt and nailed the ground. The protection case is scratched up now, but my coin is still pretty. Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Tonight, is UFC 54, yummy. Blood, violence, happiness. WT is coming over for it. *bouncebouncebounce*
I really thought Mars Volta would have been better than that, so I’m sorry to hear you fell asleep. As for Amnesty In’l that is funny. I”m glad to hear that you enjoyed SOD though. They definitely sound like they’ve got one, that would have been fun to see. The best bands are the ones with great stage presence.
And it’s awesome that Zoomie sent you and OIF t-shirt and commemorative coin. Additional stuff to sleep in never hurt anyone.
So did I, once I figured out who they were (didn’t know who the openers were when I got the tickets). SOaD was definitely awesome. They were playing some of the more fun songs with lyrics like “My cock is bigger than yours”, and I love the Eastern rhythms, made me feel like breaking outin a polka. 😀
Zoomie stuff is awesome, gotta get pictures, the shirt is HUGE! *giggles*