Monday, 27 October 2008

It's been 3 years since Slipknot we're in town & once again they came, and destroyed the stage.

This time around they had the full production show & a setlist which had a lot of Self Titled tracks, despite releasing the new album only weeks ago.

Earlier in the afternoon I made my way to Utopia with a decent sized print of my Machine Head shot of Adam/Rob for the band to sign & Adam was definitely impressed with the shot, he requested a copy for himself....we'll see if he gets in contact with me in the next couple of weeks.

Sydonia opened the show with their revised & heavier set list, carving up the stage for about 20-25 minutes before the first interval which brought on Machine Head, chants of "Machine Fuckin Head" started straight away & the band (as usual) brought a mass amount of energy to the table with Rob Flynn getting the circle pits going every chance he could

Unfortunately a plague of power outages (first of which happened in the opening song) wreaked havoc on their set & Rob ended up storming off stage with a dictionary of expletives towards Acer Arena....

After our 3 song limit for MH, we were escorted back stage to leave our camera gear in a secured room much to our displeasure, instead Jessica & I remained in the back carpark area where my good friend Dana (Sydonia's Guitarist/Vocals) was talking with Jim Root (Guitarist of Slipknot/Stone Sour) & I had great pleasure in discussing random things with him such as their first tour right through to the smell you get from earrings which is now known as "Schmebob" - I chose not to bother him asking for a fan photo, figure he would sick of that shit by now.

By the time Slipknot were ready to come on, the crowd were going nuts...perfect choice of opening songs - Surfacing & Get This

Crowd pleasers: Liberate, Psychosocial, Spit It Out & of course Joey's Solo on the hydraulic lifted Drum Kit

Dan

Monday, 27 October 2008 05:21:38 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Monday, 06 October 2008

Well it's been over a month since my last show (Trivium) and I was keen to bring out the camera from under the dust & what better time than for the current pop rock 'it' band which are currently hogging up the radio waves - Metro Station.

The crowd was as I expected, packed to the rims with sweaty 15-16yo girls in black, there to see there hardcore looking but fairy music playing idols....no more than 1 minute in the venue & I was called a gangster for being in a hoodie from an MCR shirt wearing girly - seems like I was in for a good night

The lack of shooting shows in my results, my reaction times were slow and I couldn't nail 1 jump shot of Miley Cyrus's brother 'Trace Cyrus' (the dude who ends up in the b/w singlet) - I won't mention that he gave me like 8 chances to do so...being off the drummer or keyboardists platform

However given my latest break, I am looking forward to getting some cracker shots in a few weeks when Slipknot @ Acer Arena comes around at the end of October.

Dan

Monday, 06 October 2008 08:15:45 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)