DEFTONES > YOU!!! Another killer show by Chino and company! RichardG drove up for the show – that kid loves some Deftones. CUZ THEY DESTROY U ALL!!! There is nothing like a Deftones pit at the HOB…all haters can SABOD!! Opening band was Dredg (??), some crappy Alt Rock band with a cellist. Yes, a cellist. Deftones were touring on their eponymous album, arguably their worst album to date as of this post. But their concerts transcend any one album and are a strong reason why they are at the top of my list of current bands.
Yes, this is the exact same Sevendust/Nonpoint/Skindred show I saw last night in St Pete (see previous post), now one night later in Orlando. Some slight differences this time: 1 – HOB is a WAY better venue than stank Jannus Landing, 2 – Nina went to the show with me, and 3 – I GOT A GUITAR PICK, BIRCHES!!! The entire show was again excellent and the icing on the cake was that Nina kept begging for me to give her the custom, one-of-a-kind 7D pick that I fought for – AS IF?! You must be outside of your mind.
I am here to bear witness that I got JasonR to a Sevendust concert once! This was show #3 from the 7D Seasons tour and this time they brought opening acts Skindred, promoting Babylon, and Nonpoint, supporting Recoil, both great bands that made for a awesome triple bill, what I still claim is the sweet spot for concert perfection. We didn’t make it in time to see Travesty Theory, the throw-away opener.
I remember the entire courtyard just being one big pit during Nonpoint and especially Sevedust. Jason and I got separated during 7D and all I remember is the walk back to the car after the show, a sloppy post-pit mess, and seeing this guy walking ahead of me in a saggy, soppy wife beater and khakis…it was Jason. In leftover work clothes minus his shirt. He claimed to have been in the fray and judging from his level of dishevelment, I had no reason to doubt him.
As I look at the pics below, I wonder why they didn’t name this leg of the tour something like “Attack of the Dreads” or “The Dreadnaut”. Guess they aren’t as clever as me.
Tomorrow I start my new job at GC. Today, I am going to Earthday Birthday! An all-day festival with multiple stages and tons of Alt Rock and Metal! Nina and RichardG came to town for the show and we were all there from start to finish…looong day. The lineup included Offspring, Puddle Of Mudd, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Smile Empty Soul, Damageplan, Hatebreed, Drowning Pool, Trapt, Lo-Pro, Tantric, Soil and Shinedown.