Another excellent Incubus concert! They were touring this time to promote their greatest hits album, Monuments & Melodies. I remember that Brent and Mandy went to this concert with me and the opening band was The Duke Spirit. Memorable moment – when Incubus closed with a cover of Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy, not too many of the kiddies knew the song – frickin SHAME on them! Set list can be found HERE
The Music Midtown Festival is the only multi-day festival I have been to and it was a blast! Three days of the broadest range of entertainment I have ever seen assembled in one place. I went with Nina, Renee, Johnny (GA friends) and RichardG drove up from Gainesville to join us. The entire festival lineup is ridiculous so I only bothered to list the bands that we saw.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
My first of MANY Deftones concerts to come – by far my favorite band live! My buddy RichardG went with, also a huge Deftones fan. The opening bands were Taproot and Incubus and nothing makes me happier than a rock concert with three really great bands. It just seems to be the perfect mix to a great show. I can’t stand waiting through weak opening bands and only seeing one good act all night. More than three and you start to get fatigued from the pit and the intense volumes after hour 4. So three killer bands like this on a bill is the sweet spot if you ask me.
Taproot was touring in support of their one good album, Gift; Incubus in support of their breakout album, and what I consider their best album, Make Yourself; and Deftones were out for their album White Pony, arguably one of their best. Show was polished, heavy, loud, physical. Damn near perfection.