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Slipknot:  And They Blew The House Down!
Backstage Pass Special by Debbie Seagle

..Slipknot Continued 

Slipknot brought two impressive new bands out with them on this trip, Mudvayne and One Minute Silence.  Mudvayne opened with intense, hypnotic rhythm, in-your-face vocals by Chad Gray (a dude with a five foot long blue braided beard) and head banging, hardcore grooves.  This Midwestern four piece is a band to watch, with an Epic release slated for August. 

Next on this bill was One Minute Silence.  These blokes are one of the few rap-metal outfits to come out of Great Britain, and a crazier flagship doesn’t exist.  Their set included, among other antics, a 12 foot stage dive by bassist Glenn Diani from the top of the amp stacks, addictive vocals by Brian Barry and his literal "bullhorn" rendition of their song "Remain Calm," and all the pogo fodder your ankles will stand. 

Now for the main event.  Pulses raced as bodies crushed to the front of the stage for a better view.  Checking in backstage through the first two sets, the members of all three bands have been congregating in a community atmosphere, giving support by watching each other perform and commenting to each other as the sets changed.  If you have never observed a show from backstage, lets just say this is not a normal occurrence.  Headliners usually stay on their bus or in their dressing room, and opening bands rarely mingle with the headliner during the show.  As I sat cross legged on the side of the stage with several members of Slipknot, watching the One Minute Silence set, Sid (DJ) jumped up and said "You’ve got to get a picture of this," and ran with me to the front of the stage in time to get a shot of the bassist jumping into the crowd. 

Shortly after the set ended, the Slipknot members, sitting around stage right with me, left the group (up to this point I thought some of these guys were roadies and hadn't realized I had been talking to the members of Slipknot). They came back to take the stage looking like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  Transformed, they appeared one-by-one to the eerie sound effects of "Sic."  At the height of the pummeling percussion, psychedelic loops and demented raving - POOF - the audio was gone.  That’s right, the band was too heavy for the likes of the venue!  After ritually pounding the s*** out of a nearby piece of equipment, the band left the stage in frustration.   But you haven’t seen frustration until you have seen tens of roadies scrambling backstage to figure out how to bring the audio back.  After over an hour of fans shuffling and throwing water bottles onto the stage, the band returned, wanting very much to give them the show they came to see.  After a disclaimer by vocalist Corey Taylor, who confessed the power could go off again, "Eyeless" came off without a hitch and it looked as though the show would go on.  "Wait and Bleed" was performed with such velocity that percussionist Chris Fehn’s kit went sailing over the edge of the stage with him coming in after it.  Just as he was getting set back up again - POOF.  So there they were, nine crazed, adrenaline charged performers, countless screaming fans, and no juice in the power lines. 

After a few minutes the band made a promise to come back and do a free concert because they wanted their fans to know how much they appreciated them and that they deserved the best.  Hardly a night without activity, but just shy of a full tilt jam.  I guess its fair to say that they rocked til they blew the house down!

So now I still can't say that I've seen a whole Slipknot show, but here's where you come in. Use the Fan Speak below to help us complete the puzzle.  Any fans who have seen a live show, tell me, what have I missed? We need to get the story for all those in the Rock N World who haven't made it to a Slipknot show yet.  So here's your backstage pass, hop on the bus and give us the scoop . . .


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Debbie Seagle is the Special Features Editor for Rocknworld.com. If you have any comments, Questions, and or request for future Backstage Pass Articles, She would love to hear from you. Email her at  dseagle@rocknworld.com



 

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