Slipknot @ Denver Coliseum

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After seeing Slipknot live for the first time last summer, I knew they would be back on the road in support of the new album.

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So I was very excited for tonight’s show at the Coliseum. This is the first concert I have ever been to at the Coliseum — I didn’t even know they did shows there! Not sure about the sound but the size is much better for a show versus the Pepsi Center for sure. I haven’t been to any shows so far this year. Been on hiatus given last year’s binge and personal foul. I left about an hour before start time because I wanted to see Trivium play. I was checking them out before the show and like it. However, I arrived to the longest line in the world and it took over 1 hour to get into the building. That was ridiculous!

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Coheed and Cambria finished up then they dropped the big red curtain for a very long wait!

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I love the way the show began. They play some eery music and the curtain raises slowly to the band standing there still. Like we caught them and interrupted them and now they are going to hurt us.

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The set was nearly identical to the prior tour. The cool keg drums and all!

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Corey is always a talker between songs. I like that. You could see the sweat pour out of his mask under his chin between songs. I was that close.

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Slipknot

A word about the floor — you guys were some sweaty fuckers. It was so hot down there and at times you could barely breath. I saw a few people pass out. It was a constant squeeze with no room to give. You needed the breaks between songs just to rest up. I sweat more than I do on an hour long tempo run! My legs are still sore but it was worth it.

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During the last song, Spit It Out, Corey has been known to have the floor get down. I didn’t get to experience this at my first Slipknot show. So tonight we did it. The entire rowdy sweaty floor got down on the floor. Hands, knees, whatever. The song builds and then there is a part that says “jump the fuck up” and you do that. It was like waiting for a big spring to go off. I was a bit unsure how the footing would go when that many people popped at once. Then we jumped, some fell. Here we are down.

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After that, the drums came up in the air and spun. See my pics from the prior concert for a better look at it.

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And with that, I survived another Slipknot — on the floor this time — 5 from the front, most of the time.

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Thanks to Kim for taking over my bedtime duties of ABC-learning and reading so I could partake in this evening of noise, pain, and suffering. It was wonderful.

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