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