The opening act ” As Lions” was really impressive. I didn’t know what i was expecting, but i was pleasantly surprised. Great presence on stage. The singer was very nice and sounded amazing. The band over all was amazing and they had music that you could dance and head bang to. What else more could you ask for at a rock show? If you haven’t listened to ( or heard of as i didn’t know who they were until last night) I would most definitely give them a listen.
Next up was Sixx: A.M. one of my personal favorites. They put on an amazing show as expected. Everything sounds exactly like the recorded songs. Obviously you could head bang to them. They are amazing people with amazing stage presence. You could really have a lot of fun with them and you could tell they were loving it up there like every rock band should. As they are one of my favorite bands i am obviously going to tell you to go listen to them. They really are a great band.
Next up was the one and only Shinedown. Being one of the most popular bands in the rock scene, they definitely live up to expectations. The way they opened their show was very cool and interesting. They had a flag covering the stage while the back round noise was playing hush little baby all slow and creepy like. It was amazing. I personally have seen them twice now, and they’ve been amazing both times. They can get you jumping or make you cry. They had pyrotechnics and you could feel the heat from the back of the stage to where i was standing. Everything sounds just like the records. Maybe even better to be honest. Great stage presence, even went down into the crowd and all the way to the back. Made the crowd interact with each other and just in general was very appreciative of us. If you haven’t heard of them ( i’m not sure how you wouldn’t) go give them a listen.
Next and last of all was none other than Five Finger Death Punch. Now i didn’t stay in the pit to see them. I could hear them though. The lead singer was sick sadly. So they had a fill in who was Phil Labonote of ” All That Remains”. He did a pretty good job under the circumstances. Seeing as i didn’t physically get to see them. I cant really say much about them and i apologize for that.
Over all the show was amazing. I had a really great time with my friends seeing our some of our favorite bands together. It was a good night. the pictures at the bottom ( far left : Shinedown. Middle left: Shinedown Middle Right: Sixx; A.M. Right: As Lions)