09/17/2011 - Classic Park Eastlake OH
Here is the quick summary
for those not interested in the full review.
Meh. Young and energetic, but no real attraction for me.
Also very good. Loved the tunes which were performed very well. Great stage presence.
Never heard them before, but I liked them.
Really energetic, good tunes, and the singer had a good command of the crowd. Want to see again..
Alien Ant Farm
Watched from the bleachers as I needed a rest, and didn't think I cared about seeing them.
Now I wish I had stayed on the field. Good performance and the crowd was rocking
Puddle of Mudd
Thought I was going to like them more than I did. Show was good, but they didn't seem like they were trying that much, and came off as just another show.
Really surpised me. This was the 3rd time seeing them. The first 2 times were not pleasant.
I actually enjoyed this performance and had fun.
My second favorite group did not disappoint me.
This show was a lot different than my other PRoach experiences, but that wasn't because of them.
Ok, now, for those
interested in more information.
Here is the full review of the day, the venue, and the show.
This was my first trip to
this venue. Mainly because it is a baseball field, and has only
had a couple concerts there.
I love the fact that this place is so close to me, wish they would have more shows there
Only about an hour away, and no real wait to get parked. Did have to wait for gates to open a bit, as I got there early.
Got into the venue and
started scoping things out.
The place is very nice, as it is only a few years old now.
Will post some pics to show what the place looks like.
It was a nice set-up actually. The soundboard was on the pitchers mound. The stage was set up a little beyond 2nd base. There were 2 kinds of tickets for the show. Field, and bleachers. Both were GA. So if you were in the bleachers, you could sit anywhere you wanted to. If you had field tickets, you went on the field and stood where you wanted, or sat anywhere in the bleashers you wanted to.
Really nice. With a laid-back, casual atmosphere that would really influence the tone for the entire night
That brings us up to the first band
Between bands, I watched
the crew change the stage over. Was kind of neat with there not
being a back to the stage. You could see the line of drum kits
waiting to be rolled into place.
After Crossfade, I wandered around a little and just check out the venue some more and scoped out the growing crowd, which was still kind of sparse..
Now, my feet and back were getting tired. So I
wandered up to the bleachers and found a good spot to chill.
Firgured I would stay there for the next set, as I wasn't real excited about the next group..
|Alien Ant Farm|
Made my way back down to the field and worked my way up through the crowd for a good spot for the next group.
|Puddle of Mudd|
Now it is pretty much completely dark, and really
starting to get cold.
Did manage to find some cool people to hang with and just BS and talk music and such.
Good way to pass the time while waiting. Took a little longer to get things set up for the next group.
Wasn't quite sure who was headlinging this date, so was really interested to see whose name would be on the stage next.
Getting a lot colder now.
I had my jean jacket, and a sweatshirt on, and was still almost shivering. But I was so stoked for PRoach to come next.
So much so, that I wanted to make sure nothing happened to ruin it.
Which is probably lucky for some drunk in the crowd.
I was taking some picks from off to the side. Just trying to get some crowd shots. One of the times that I set up, I forgot to turn off the flash on the camera. This set off some idiot on the edge of the crowd. He came over ranting about not wanting his picture taken. Insisting I delete the pic. And when I ignored him, he got in my face and tried to take my camera.
Instead of doing what I wanted to do, and leveling him, I started walking away. Which is when he grabbed my jacket.
I pulled us both closer to one of the beer wagons and started asking for security in a loud voice.
He let go and took off staggering away.
About 10 minutes later the intro music started and it was time for the main course!
It was an awesome day of great tunes and fun
Only thing that would have made it better, is if my normal co-pilot would have been along. But my daughter is off at college now, I need to get used to doing these things solo again.
Leaving and driving home was a breeze. I did run into a little headache with the construction on RT2, but I still got home in time to catch my Saturday night anime.
Too bad I was too tired to stay up and watch it. But what an awesome 2 days I had between this show, and Uproar down in Pittsburgh the day before.
The only real bummer of the day, is that my recorder screwed up on me, and I didn't get Buckcherry, and missed the beginning of Papa Roach.