Corey said it has been 15 years since they played Red Rocks. I trust him. He ought to know. Plus, I didn’t live in Colorado then. But it was exciting to see a sold out Slipknot show at Red Rocks after all these years. This band is stronger than ever. The new line up works for me. The latest album is solid. I suppose they could continue on forever.
Maybe my only complaint is that with the shorter time festival time slot, the set was pretty predictable. I guess you just get big enough and that is what happens. No messing around. We even did the usual Spit It Out jump up in a quicker fashion — even with the bleachers.
The new GA seating down low at Red Rocks has been OK this season but this show had a bunch of folks on edge. They had camped out and wanted their full seat. That wasn’t going to happen at this show and there were a few scuffles until things got sorted out after the lights went down. I guess I still don’t know if it is better before or now. If the area was flat, people would know what to do. Since it is not, some folks want to treat it like they have an assigned seat. Just gets weird.
I was kind of sad that the summer concert series is wrapping up. But if I had to end on one band, this is a pretty good option.
I was lurking around before the show and saw many members of Slipknot come and go from backstage. Here is Jay and Shawn chatting. Corey came out for a bit in a hoodie. Sid went by riding a bike. It is fascinating to me how this level prepares to go to work.
Shot a little more video than usual this time. Somebody asked why video these. I said it is because someday I will watch them when I am old. For now, I do enjoy showing my kids what they missed. And it is fun to flip them on sometimes to remember a great night!
- The Heretic Anthem
- The Devil in I
- Wait and Bleed
- Before I Forget
- Spit It Out
- People = Shit
Bullet For My Valentine was one of the opening acts. Great set but it was way too short. I was disappointed I didn’t get to see more of them. I am sure they will be back around on their own with the new album that came out this week.