On saturday I saw (in order from earliest to latest):
Hyro da Hero (1-2 songs) Zebrahead Saves the Day Steel Panther (with Fred Durst, Corey Taylor and Vinnie Paul from Pantera) Alter Bridge Four Year Strong Tonight Alive Bad Religion (2-3 songs) Staind Limp Bizkit (2-3 songs) Forever the Sickest Kids The Pretty Reckless Marilyn Manson (last 2-3 songs) Slipknot System of a Down
Saw Rammstein in Newcastle tonight. Oh my fucking God, if I never see another concert again I'll be happy because NOTHING in the world can top what I saw. Even if you don't really care for their music, you would be blown away by the show that they put on. They are the ultimate live band and they played a few of my favourite songs but I couldn't be disappointed no matter what they played because there is no such thing as a bad Rammstein song. I'm gonna post a few of my favourite photos.
This mini stage was about where a WWE ring would be and I was quite close to it.
Epic bridge is epic.
Blue/White/Red ticker tape was blown throughout the arena during Amerika. I picked up a blue piece to keep.
Saw Steel Panther and Alter Bridge on Wednesday! Front row. Both bands were amazing, and I met all of Steel Panther. I got to high five Myles Kennedy too. Steel Panther had heaps of topless chicks on stage all night too.
Satchel (Steel Panther's guitarist)
In the mosh pit I was surrounded by Aaron Lewis from Staind, Corey Taylor from Stonesour/Slipknot, Jinxx from Black Veil Brides, Matt Heafy from Trivium, Electric Dynamite, Vinnie Paul from Pantera/Hellyeah and Chad Gray from Mudvayne/Hellyeah! Got to high five all of them and talk to them, and generally hang out and rock out with all of them for a few hours!
Michael Starr (Steel Panther's singer)
Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge)
Then last night I saw Lostprophets with VersaEmerge and Kids in Glass Houses. KIGH made me sing part of a song with them, Sierra from VersaEmerge is hot in person and Lostprophets kicked ass. Highfived most of the band, the bassist posed for a photo on stage for me, the guitarist threw a pick I caught. The coolest bit was the singer of Lostprophets throwing a water bottle to me, which I dropped. He yelled "Fumble!" and pointed at me and said "this shows why we are a better cricket team!". Amazing night.
Ian Watkins (Lostprophets' singer)
Stu from Lostprophets posing for my photo.
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2012 23:42:01 GMT -5 by Hurricane
Holy shit that Rammstein gig looks intense! Getting Steel Panther tickets when they come on sale later this week, too.
Just got back from a Black Stone Cherry gig, twas pretty damn awesome, he has such a powerful voice. Although it seems that every damn time I go to a gig I get stuck behind some guy who's much taller than me. It's strange because I'm taller than most at 6'2, but every gig I'll be behind one of the 2 or 3 guys at the venue above 6'6 or so.
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Going to my first concert on the 7th to see Asking Alexandria and a few other bands. If you have general admission, can you enter the mosh pit if you want or what? I know there's a good chance that i'll walk out with black eyes and a busted nose, but I kinda wanna risk it haha.
General admission IS mosh pit. You wont get a seat. Mosh pits are fine, just drink lots of water before it and be aware of crowd surfers, because they are what will fuck you up. People moshing is usually fine, but flying feet suck.
Best place to be is to the sides of the stage (in front of where guitarists/bassists play). It's a lot more calm than straight out in front of the singer.
All the bands were amazing. Trivium played Ride the Lightning by Metallica, and everyone cheered for an encore after Asking Alexandria. I'm sore as fuck and can barely hear but it was worth it. I had a fucking great time.