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Disturbed and Art of Dying

Posted by Floppie on 2008-05-15
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On Monday (May 12), me and Kristen went and saw Disturbed at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. Let me just say, the show was great. If you’ve never seen a show at the House of Blues, I recommend it – that place is cool as shit, a great venue for a concert of any kind. We had awsome seats, fourth row from the bottom on the balcony. Thanks to the guys at Decibel Magazine for hooking us up.

Art of Dying opened, and they were great – their CD is on my playlist now. They covered Them Bones by Alice in Chains, and it was actually very good. We even met the singer, Johnny, who was pretty cool. He was shaking hands and signing boobs while the other members were signing copies of their CD.

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When Disturbed came on, naturally the crowd exploded. I fucked up my right shoulder with all the fist pounding throughout the night. Unfortunately, due to legal restrictions with their record label, the only new songs they played were Perfect Insanity and Inside the Fire – because the CD isn’t released yet – but their other music’s pretty damn good anyway.

The ride home took half as much gas as the ride there…I guess that’s the difference between 90 and 75. I couldn’t believe I had my voice back by the time I got home that night. I guess I owe that to Melissa Cross’s Zen of Screaming videos ;)

Unfortunately, it seems nobody managed to sneak in a camera and get a good video of the concert, aside from a horribly low-quality 31 second thing I found on Youtube that I’m not even going to link to. So, I’ll have to just settle for the Inside the Fire video above.

Paramore

Posted by Floppie on 2008-05-15
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Hayley WilliamsOn May 2, me and Kristen had a pair of tickets to see Paramore at the Trump Taj Mahal arena in Atlantic City. As it turns out, Paramore was opening for Jimmy Eat World – which was a bit disappointing. Nothing against Jimmy Eat World, they’re a good band, I just don’t really like them – we were there to see Paramore. So we left after Jimmy Eat World had only played a handful of songs – mostly to beat the traffic on the way out.

Our seats kinda blew – we were only a few rows from the top of the stands, and as it turns out, the only real good tickets to get to a show at the Taj Mahal are general admission. Also, as it turns out, we sat in the wrong section – when we got there, we thought there were people in our seats, but apparently we were wrong ;)

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However, Paramore was awsome. Hayley had an amazing voice, as always – not to mention how ridiculously hot she is. All the instrumentalists were just as good live as you’d expect them to be. During Pressure, Josh (the guitarrist) did a flip over Jeremy (the bassist), just like in the music video (see this video from the concert, at around 2:34 – note that I didn’t take the footage, we had horrible seats and no camera).

The ride home was pretty weak. Between being exhausted because of the time, trying to save gas by keeping it under 80, and hitting road work four times, it took forever. But all in all, it was definitely a good time. The T-shirt I got is sweet, even if it is moderately gay. Kristen got a cool tank top as well.