Everybody wants to go but no one ever says a word until the next day; even when I asked around for a week. That said, parking near the Westcott Theater sucks. Plain and simple, what a drag. Side streets full on both sides so you can barely squeeze your way through as you look for a spot hoping that a car doesn’t turn to come from the other way.
Finally finding a place and trekking over just as Shadows Fall was getting ready to hit the stage and simply walking on in with a wave of people, I was struck by how cool the Westcott Theater is; I had never been there before.
Shadows Fall came out loud and proud with the crowd greeting them with equal energy. These guys shook the walls and the crowd responded, in fact, the movement all around me caused me to lose my camera so if you find a red Kodak, email me will you? The band rocked it hard and sweat permeated the air, but it was time for Hatebreed and the electricity was everywhere.
The band kicked out new songs and some of the staples that have put them atop of that waves metal Gods. There was small pitting happening during the two bands sets but people were cool for the most part.
I missed the first acts on this night, but that’s how it goes sometimes. I knew several people coming later anyway although I did not see one familiar face I know they were there. They didn’t lose their cell phones and I have seen the pics.
Both of these bands need to be seen on huge stages in my opinion. Outdoors in the summer with 10 other bands on one of the festivals. A guy can dream a little. Awesome show last night!