UnSaid Fate risked almost everything at The Black Sheep, on Dec. 8. They were the opening act along with Public Display of Aggression and Ionia. One-Eyed Doll was the main support and Mushroomhead was the headlining act.
Patrick Ols is the guitarist, Jackie LaPonza is the vocalist, Donovan St. Clair is the bassist and backup vocalist, Mike LaPonza is the drummer and Don DiBiase is the guitarist of UnSaid Fate.
Prior to the start of UnSaid Fate’s recital, the stage lights dimmed and the fog machines were activated. Ols guitar strums accompanied the rapid strikes of Mike LaPonza’s cymbals, to start off the concet with “Go”. During the song, St. Clair assisted with backup vocals.
Before “Fear Inside”—Jackie LaPonza introduced UnSaid Fate as a band and mentioned they were from Columbus, Ohio. She interacted with the crowd and asked them who they lived down the street from, as she asked the crowd twice. On her second try—she received the same answer she was looking for and their neighbors were the headlining act, Mushroomhead.
Just as “Always” was about to get under way, Jackie JaPonza asked the crowd if they had ever lost a loved one. The crowd provided their response and she went onto say how bad it hurts. She went onto say introduce the song and dedicated it to those whom passed on. During the performance—Ols, DiBiase and St. Clair took turns occupying front and center stage, as they played their instruments. After Ols made his way back to his microphone—he strummed his guitar, as he jumped up and down in place.
Jackie LaPonza asked the crowd if they had ever been in an awful relationship, prior to the start of “Never Coming Back”. She mentioned the song was about being in one and how it was her redemption song. After the song came to an end, she stated UnSaid Fate was honored to be a part of Mushroomhead’s 20th anniversary tour.
One favor was asked, on behalf of Jackie LaPonza before UnSaid Fate covered The Offspring’s “The Kids Aren’t Alright”. She requested the audience to move in a little bit closer, for the last song. During the song, the majority of the crowd sang along with her. At one point—Mike LaPonza was the only one playing and the crowd sang the chorus.
“Our Addiction” and “Faithful” were also part of UnSaid Fate’s set.