Queens of the Stone Age wasted no time unleashing their version of hard rock on the masses gathered at the Rocky Stage at Sunday night's Budweiser Made in America Festival. Opening with the 1-2-3 combo of "My God Is the Sun," "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire" and "No One Knows," any idea that this would be a polite picnic in the park was quickly shattered.
Lead singer Josh Homme and his bandmates took turns throwing shapes and banging heads while the crowd happily followed suit. Not that this was an excuse for the audience to act out. Even Homme acknowledged, "We don't need all these festival rules. This is the City of Brotherly Love. We know how to take care of each other."
Their set contained plenty of more cowbell, sing-along and fist pumping moments especially during "Go With The Flow." Although, whoever was directing the video screen during that song decided to cut to a take on each available camera at a manic, almost nausea-inducing rate.
As the last of the openers for headliners Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age more than served their purpose. Not only did they whet the audience's rock appetite and properly prepare them for Trent Reznor and company, but they did so by turning in an outstanding stand-alone set of their own.
My God Is the Sun
You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
No One Knows
Burn the Witch
If I Had a Tail
The Vampyre of Time and Memory
Make It Wit Chu
I Sat by the Ocean
Sick, Sick, Sick
Go With the Flow
A Song for the Dead
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