Went to the Dome at Oakdale last night. I didn't really understand what "The Dome" meant till I got there. Turns out it is actually the lobby of the Oakdale Theater, which has a dome shaped ceiling. I guess this paragraph is boring unless you're local, but in case you are I just wanted to clear up wtf "The Dome" meant.
I got there late, so I just saw Skillet. I was not looking forward to them being on the bill and thought about coming even later for Roach's set. But I kinda like the anticipation you experience getting there earlier, and also having time to settle into the environment after the voyage to get there. Also since I've started writing I'm trying to be more open minded about catching opening acts because sometimes you do find a gem among the bunch that you wouldn't have heard about otherwise. Anyway, they pleasantly surprised me. Lotta passion into all the songs. However, they were kinda depressing, as they have a song about a girl coming to say goodbye before she commits suicide (?) and brought up kids killing kids. Exactly what I want to hear about during a fun night out, thanks. They had shooting towers of white smoke that would scare the crap out of me. The crowd really seemed to know their songs. And they have a string section!
Roach played all the new stuff except "No Matter What." It all sounds amazing live. Total headbanging time. I have a bangover today
There was some fight during the show down front, and Jacoby made a comment that there have been fights the last few nights in a row. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJqDI6IHw7U
here he stops Forever in Baltimore (the night before) because two girls were going at it. If I had to take a guess it was probably some drunk slore trying to shove her way down front, which is usually what sets me off. That type of girl is just so annoying and violent. I hate standing down front with people who otherwise respect each other's space until someone comes up behind you just before the headliner and tries to grind you from behind until you move. There have been times I have suffered through near molestation just because I refuse to give up my spot on the barricade. /rant
Setlist (not in order)
To Be Loved
One Track Mind
Kick In the Teeth
It was literally Papa Roach Wednesday for me. Except that I couldn't see Tony the entire show from where I was standing. So 3/4 of Papa Roach Wednesday.