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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-15-2003, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Labatt's Hometown Bash

Tomorrow night, despite the blackouts all over, is the big show They're trucking in a load of generators just in case It will go on. So I get to see Three Days Grace, Simple Plan, American Hi-Fi, Korn, and Nickelback
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-17-2003, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Here's my official review:

Ears still ringing, voice mostly gone, a f*cking amazing night!!

Three Days Grace:

Purely amazing! Great energy, amazing playing (especially the drummer, pulling off stuff I thought was double-pedal with a single-pedal...), great singing, great stage presence. If you get a chance to see these guys live, DO IT.

American Hi-Fi:

Good, but not amazing, especially when forced to follow Three Days Grace Crowd started getting bored, and crowd surfers became a major hassle very quickly.

Simple Plan:

A very pleasant surprise Great playing, singing, energy, everything! Not a note missed that I heard, vocals and harmony in perfect pitch, and enough energy and fun to keep the non-technically minded fans entertained. Still, the crowd was here for one purpose, and made it known:

Korn:

This was possibly the best concert experience of my life. Head was using his nickel-plated K-7 with the "Dunce" inlay mostly, and another as a backup (similar looking, didn't look too closely, but one had a single, fat bubinga stripe on the neck, the other had two thinner ones, both with stripes running right through the headstock), Munky was using a couple custom K-7s, one was flat black with a "69" inlay at the 12th fret, and weird DNA-ish inlays over the rest of the neck, the other was camoflage finished, and I didn't get a close look at the inlays (I was right in front of Head when I was standing...), Fieldy was using the stock K-5s. Jon Davis' singing was spot on, the playing was amazing, Head did the old "throw-your-guitar-over-your-shoulder" trick at the suggestion of his guitar tech The crowd was very wild, so I was getting bumped around a LOT.

Nickelback:

Half of the crowd left after Korn (their reason for showing up quite clear), but people from the back-half of the area crowded in and filled out the crowd, which was much calmer and enjoyable than during the previous bands. To describe the set simply: F*cking amazing. If anyone out there has any doubts that Nickelback can pull it off live, put them out of your mind. The set was high-energy, high volume, heavy, and full of fun lighting and pyrotechnics (set the stage on fire in places twice ).

Overall:

I was up near the very front of the crowd for most of the sets, but got jostled around so bad during Korn's set I got moved all over the place. I stood farther back for Nickelback (almost left after Korn myself, but decided to stick around, thankfully). The show was great, the crowd, for the most part, wasn't. I would recommend any of these bands.
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