Went and seen Blue October and Staind last night (thursday). This was my second time seeing Blue October and my fourth with Staind. As some of you may know Aaron Lewis is my idol LOL. So anytime I go see them, I get as close to the stage as possible. Also another great plus of the night was I got to see my sister whom I have not seen in over 10 years. Awesome time.
This show was pretty solid with a local band opening called Corvus. They were actually pretty damn good and I see good things for them. If you want to check them out here is their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Corvusstl.
Luckily I liked the band because the chick next to me asked me what I thought of them. I said they were pretty good. Then she says that her dad is the bass player with the bushy red beard.... LOL.
After Corvus, Blue October took the stage. While I like this bands mainstream hits such as Hate Me, Into the Ocean, and Say it, I am mixed about the other songs. You can tell the lead singer has some anger issues by the words to some of his songs. But he puts them in there with emotion. Check out Blue October here: http://listn.to/blueoctober/player
. give the songs I listed above a listen.
Up next was the band I came to see. With this being my fourth time seeing Staind, me and my fiancee decided to take our teenage nephew who absolutely loves Aaron Lewis and wants to do what this man can do. You can see the shit eatin grin in one of the pics LOL. He ended up catching a guitar pick from him. For those of you who have only heard of a few Staind songs are probably familiar with Outside, Its Been a While, and Right Here(.... and many more LOL). Let me tell you, their new stuff is nothing like the artsy fartsy stuff they have been releasing.... these guys went back to their roots and are hardcore. Give their new album a listen. When they were playing the hard shit mosh pits broke out. The next thing I know is my fiancee is like "here hold my coat!!" and she runs right into the middle of the mosh pit and starts moshing..... LOL crazy woman but I lover her. Oh and if you have not heard of Staind then a simple YouTube search will produce a massive amount of results
For some odd reason, this pic is my most favorite of all the ones I took. The way the blue is shining, and his facial emotions combined with the slight blurriness.
I would like to hear about your concert experiences and possibly see some pics.