Bethlehem didn't seem as dead as Jerry said on Facebook. Terminal 5 showed love and was receptive but not like they were for Stone Sour.
For Bethlehem I stood in the back of the hall (could see the whole place) and I didn't think it was sleepy. Lots of fist raising and cheering. For Terminal 5 I was sky high and as you can see and the pit was pretty active. Not too big but big enough to be respectable I guess? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vDdZiMLaeI
is some footage I got. Weird thing I'm noticing lately- a lot of older guys seem to be moshing rather than crazy teenagers. Like they're reliving the past? Not just at this show, but other shows. I mean not EVERY show I go to but it's just something I've noticed more than once. Also- WTF- a few people were moshing during the slow parts at the beginning of Forever. Weird. I think people will mosh to anything sometimes.
As far as the overall response, I really think it's been a Stone Sour crowd. I did see people here and there singing to the brand new stuff off Connection, but when Stone Sour came on, people really seemed to know their stuff a lot more (whereas I don't know one single Stone Sour song). Surprisingly (to me) one of the songs that gets a huge response is Hollywood Whore. Like when the opening chords started, there were a bunch of cheers. And of course, they go crazy for Scars too. I think less and less people are knowing the Infest stuff aside from Last Resort though (which I think we mentioned elsewhere on here).
Oh another thing- Jacoby said at the beginning of HW last night that he used to say the song was about the Lindsays & Parises (tense?) of the world, but he realized it's about himself. Which, I really could not disagree more with. But maybe that's just stage banter.
And they've been doing some little change-ups like in To Be Loved I think it was, they did a few bars reggae-style and I forget what else they did aside from adding on a couple bars of rock-out music after Last Resort was over. I love when they tweak things though. Except when they briefly messed with Dead Cell a couple tours ago