Jul 7, 2000 – Metallica Summer Sanitarium 2000 – Georgia Dome, Atlanta GA

February 29, 2012

The very first Summer Sanitarium Tour!  Orchestrated by Lars and James of Metallica, the bands were – Powerman 5000, System Of A Down, Korn, and Kid Rock and of course, Metallica.  EPIC BILL!  SOAD, Korn and Kid had kick-ass performances on their own in addition to the substitution jam session with Metallica that was to become the Metallica set.  In a crappy turn of events, James Hetfield wasn’t able to perform or even be on stage due to a back injury he sustained jet skiing with Kid Rock earlier in the day. Metallica’s set consisted of songs sung mostly by Jason Newsted, the bass player at that time, along with Kid Rock,  Daron Malakian (SOAD), and Jonathan Davis swapping up for a few songs each.  It had a very loose vibe to it and was a fun way to carry on the show given the situation.  Kid Rock performed his Metallica-sampling hit, American Badass, with Metallica as his backing band.  Very cool!  I think the Metallica setlist ended up being really interesting so I included it below.  James’ injury spawned quite a historic concert!

Metallica Setlist:

  1. Creeping Death 
    (Vocals – Jason Newsted, Rhythm Guitar – Kenny Olson)
  2. For Whom the Bell Tolls 
    (Vocals – Jason Newsted, Rhythm Guitar – Kenny Olson)
  3. Seek & Destroy 
    (Vocals – Jason Newsted, Rhythm Guitar – Kenny Olson, Additional Vocals – Joe C)
  4. Earache My Eye 
    (Cheech & Chong cover) (Just Korn – NO METALLICA)
  5. Counting 
    (Just Korn – NO METALLICA)
  6. Sad But True 
    (Vocals – Kid Rock, Rhythm Guitar – Jason Krause)
  7. American Badass 
    (with Kid Rock)
  8. Nothing Else Matters 
    (Vocals – Kid Rock, Rhythm Guitar – Kenny Olson & Head)
  9. Fortunate Son 
    (CCR cover with Kid Rock)
  10. Somebody’s Gotta Feel This/Fist of Rage 
    (with Kid Rock)
  11. Fuel 
    (Vocals – Jason Newsted, Turntables – Kid Rock)
  12. Turn the Page 
    (Bob Seger cover with Kid Rock)
  13. Mastertarium 
    (Vocals – Jason Newsted/Daron Malakian, Rhythm Guitar – Daron Malakian)
  14. Enter Sandman 
    (Vocals – Jason Newsted, Additional Players – Everybody)
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Apr 15, 2000 – Bloodhound Gang – The Masquerade, Tampa FL

February 29, 2012

I got a call from my good friend RichardG who had a free spare ticket to Bloodhound Gang in Ybor City.  As always, I was down for free tunes.  I wasn’t into punk much and the only song of theirs I knew at the time was The Bad Touch.  They were pretty entertaining, nonetheless.  Jared Hasselhoff, the bass player, pulled a fat kid up from the audience and offered him $100 to down a case of Dr. Pepper.  The kid just sat on the stage in the background and drank the entire case while they played the next several songs.  There is even proof on the Interwebs (assuming THIS LINK is still live).  Jared also got into a spitting contest with the audience.  After assaulting the audience with some hefty loogies and snot rockets, he stood at the edge of the stage with his mouth open and his tongue out in defiance, and let the entire pit spit back at him.  I couldn’t take it, I started gagging, I admit it.  That crap was nasty – there were several full wads that made it in his mouth.   *shudder*


Sep 22, 1999 – The Family Values Tour – The Palace, Auburn Hills MI

February 22, 2012

The second year of The Family Values Tour had a decent lineup, but unfortunately I had nosebleed seats, went solo, and the sound was poor up top where I was.  Limp Bizkit was the headline act, promoting their Significant Other album, along with Staind, who was just beginning their huge breakout with their Dysfunction album, Primus, The Crystal Method, Mobb Deep and Filter.  The hugely popular song Outside by Aaron Lewis and Fred Durst was recorded on this tour at the stop in Biloxi, MS.


Jul 27, 1999 – Kid Rock – The Orbit Room, Grand Rapids MI

February 22, 2012

Another kick-ass concert afforded me by my work travels.  I was still in Michigan on a consulting gig when I took a solo trip to see Kid Rock at the Orbit Room.  This was before Joe C died…the little guy walked right past me at the bar followed by a massive bodyguard.  The show was loud, raucus, raunchy, rockin – everything you want from a Kid Rock show in support of his first album, Devil Without A Cause, which as we all know was the best one.  Opening bands were Powerman 5000 and Professional Murder Music.


Mar 27, 1999 – Marilyn Manson – Ice Palace Arena, Tampa FL

February 22, 2012

Marilyn Manson and Hole were co-headlining the Beautiful Monsters Tour until a falling out between Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love caused Hole to leave the tour.  It was renamed the Rock Is Dead Tour with just Marilyn Manson promoting the Mechanical Animals album with opening act Monster Magnet.  This guy sure knew how to stir up controversy to get attention.  He ripped pages from Bibles onstage from behind a rifle-adorned pulpit while making his claims about God and religion.  The guy even crucified himself on a cross of TVs.  I am pretty sure that he ate a human soul on stage that night…hope it wasn’t mine.  Second time seeing Monster Magnet and they sucked twice as bad as the first time.


Oct 24, 1998 – Garth Brooks – Orlando Arena, Orlando FL

February 22, 2012

I realize I previously said how much I abhor country music, but there are a few exceptions.  Garth Brooks is one.  Arguably one of the best entertainers of his time.  The man destroyed all previous records for album and concert sales in the 90’s and he is the 3rd best selling act of all time as of this post, second only to The Beatles and Elvis.  This show was the 4th of 5 nights in Orlando, all of which sold out in a matter of hours, during his tour following the album Sevens . I found this great article from a writer that went to all 5 shows.  I thought the show was super – I would go see it again anytime.  I liked the sunken cage in the middle of the stage that his drummer was in (see pic below). Trisha Yearwood was the opening act and Mary went with me.


Oct 2, 1998 – Matchbox 20 – Ice Palace Arena, Tampa FL

February 22, 2012

This was the third and final time I saw Matchbox 20, all from the same freakin’ tour mind you (see previous posts here and here).  I gotta admit, the show had started to lose it’s appeal for me.  Imagine that.  Mary reluctantly went with me as she didn’t see the need for going a second time (for her).  I have since sworn off all Matchbox 20 concerts and am happy to report being a clean MB20 addict going on 14 years now.  I don’t recall anything about the opening band and the Interwebs left me lacking, so…