Dead Flower Posted February 5, 2007 Share Posted February 5, 2007 (edited) I live in a "city" called Perth that is actually nothing more than a big country town, so I don't get to see a lot of good bands live. (I'm still weeping over Velvet Revolver cancelling their gig here a couple of years ago when they toured Aus).So when you get to see two of your favourite rock bands (Muse and Tool) on the same day, it's pretty fucking awesome – even with the heat, the shorter sets, and the enormous amount of cockhead bogan assholes stinking up the joint.Bands I saw:The Butterfly Effect (well, the second half of their set):These guys play music that sounds like a more mainstream/radio-friendly version of Tool. Of course, they have nowhere near the talent. Pretty ordinary.Evermore:Sweet zombie jesus, after two songs I wanted to kill myself. The keyboard player is a cockhead and unintentionally hilarious. They looked so out of place at this event.Trivium:Amazing how many fans they had, because I honestly hadn't heard of them before yesterday. I'm so out of the loop. Anyway, it was either these guys or My Chemical Romance, so we went with the unknown. I thought they were pretty cool, but it's always difficult to get into a band when you're hearing their material for the first time.Kasabian: I'd only heard bits and pieces of their stuff, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised, they put on a great live show and had some cool tunes. I'm gonna check out more of their stuff.Killers: Pretty cool actually. I knew the radio stuff and they put on a good show.Jet:I actually wanted to go see Something For Kate, but these guys were the whole reason two people in my group went to the show... So, yeah, they were extraordinarily average. Got some angry stares from Jet fans, after I called the lead singer a fuckwit - the thing that annoyed me most about this bloke was when he unfurled the Australian flag in a rather obvious attempt to impress the bogan element of the crowd who thought it was a "bloody national disgrace!" that the Australian flag was banned from the event. Muse:Oh my, they were sublime. Just so good at what they do – made every other group look like a high school band in comparison. The sound was perfect, the playing was perfect, the stage-show was perfect. Couldn't believe Bellamy – he might be a short, skinny, nerdy lookin' fella, but he's got such a stage presence. His voice and energy won over the crowd immediately and he had them eating out of his hand for the entire set. Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard are the best rhythm section in rock today, and will be up their with the best of all time by the end of their careers – they just THUMP those awesome grooves into your head. Highlights were Stockholm Syndrome (of course), Knights of Cydonia, Plug in Baby and Map Of The Problematique.Tool:I don't know, maybe Muse are just a really tough act to follow. While Muse were vibrant, fun and full of energy, Tool just seemed a bit dull in comparison. Maynard's voice also seemed a bit lost in the mix – though the wind had really picked up by then, which might have contributed to it. Don't get me wrong, they were clearly the second best act of the day, and it's great that I can now claim to have seen one of the best singers and best drummers in rock history, but they were a bit disappointing, imo. 46 & 2 was some hot shit, though. Edited February 5, 2007 by Dead Flower Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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