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leglessmoof
04-22-2010, 05:39 AM
We arrived at around 8:00 just in time to hear the last song from Baroness. Between The Buried And Me were up next and they played the same setlist as previous shows on this tour:

Fossil Genera - A Feed From Cloud Mountain
Prequel to the Sequel
Desert of Song
Backwards Marathon
Disease, Injury, Madness

I thought this was a great choice of setlist, as this was my 7th time seeing them and 3/5 songs I had not heard live before. Someone was heckling the band during the slow section of Disease, Injury, Madness. He started a small crowd chant of "You suck Dick." The band actually stopped the song so Tommy could address the heckler. He said something like, "Why do you say we suck dick? I personally have never sucked a dick. You don't like our band, that's fine. What did we ever do to you? Why are you going to come to our show and tell us we suck dick?" I didn't think stopping the song was warranted in response to the heckler, but we didn't see or hear from him after that, so I guess it worked.

By the way, Between The Buried And Me are playing a one-off headlining show this Sunday at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA. I believe Baroness is opening. Just wanted to put the word out, in case any fans of the band didn't hear about it.

We stuck around to hear Mastodon play their Crack The Skye album, and then left. If someone else could post the rest of the Mastodon setlist, that would be much appreciated. Mastodon did sound better compared to the last time I saw them (opening for Dethklok), but I would still consider myself only a casual fan, and I don't know any of their music besides Crack The Skye and 1 or 2 other songs.

I took a few pictures during BTBAM's set. Will post them later.

mastodon421
04-22-2010, 05:42 AM
Tommy Rogers knows how to deal with hecklers. Rose Funeral should take notes.

Derelict
04-22-2010, 05:47 AM
By the way, Between The Buried And Me are playing a one-off headlining show this Sunday at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA. I believe Baroness is opening. Just wanted to put the word out, in case any fans of the band didn't hear about it..

Really thinking about going to this

leglessmoof
04-22-2010, 05:49 AM
Really thinking about going to this
I highly recommend it. The two best BTBAM shows I've seen were both one-off headlining shows, at the First Unitarian Church in Philly and the Chameleon Club in Lancaster.

leglessmoof
04-22-2010, 08:40 AM
http://pictures.leglessmoof.net/v/concerts/2010_04_21/

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http://pictures.leglessmoof.net/d/8461-2/P1100806.JPG

http://pictures.leglessmoof.net/d/8463-2/P1100824.JPG

http://pictures.leglessmoof.net/d/8457-2/P1100788.JPG

thegame747
04-22-2010, 11:25 AM
this was probably one of the most disappointing shows i've been to. and not for any of the first 3 bands. valiant thorr was fun, baroness was awesome, and BTBAM kicked ass once again. but mastodon was the downfall of the night. i noticed sound problems throughout crack the skye, but when they got to the last baron, it all fell apart. brent flipped out that the subs were too loud and he couldn't play the song because "he doesn't wear ear protection because he's not a pussy." he actually stopped the song to rant to the sound guy, and then made the song start over. about 30 seconds into it, he stopped again because his guitar was out of tune and he "pays good money for someone to tune his goddamn guitar." personally, i didn't care much for his attitude. and i was really excited to see them for the first time too. but if you ask me, seeing BTBAM for the 3rd time was worth it for me

DisasterPiece120
04-22-2010, 12:21 PM
this was probably one of the most disappointing shows i've been to. and not for any of the first 3 bands. valiant thorr was fun, baroness was awesome, and BTBAM kicked ass once again. but mastodon was the downfall of the night. i noticed sound problems throughout crack the skye, but when they got to the last baron, it all fell apart. brent flipped out that the subs were too loud and he couldn't play the song because "he doesn't wear ear protection because he's not a pussy." he actually stopped the song to rant to the sound guy, and then made the song start over. about 30 seconds into it, he stopped again because his guitar was out of tune and he "pays good money for someone to tune his goddamn guitar." personally, i didn't care much for his attitude. and i was really excited to see them for the first time too. but if you ask me, seeing BTBAM for the 3rd time was worth it for me


i totally agree with you this was my first(and hopefully last) time at this venue and it seemed to me that most of the people in this crowd were assholes easpecially those dudes in the back who were chanting you suck dick to BTBAM and pushed everyone forward during Desert of Song.

LIVEtoROCK86
04-22-2010, 02:28 PM
This is the Mastodon setlist:

CRACK THE SKYE

Crusher Destroyer
Crystal Skull
I Am Ahab
Capillarian Crest
Ol'e Nessie
Circle of Cysquatch
Aqua Dementia
Iron Tusk
March Of The Fire Ants
Blood And Thunder

I have to say that this show was a bit strange. The kids chanting "you suck dick" to BTBAM was really wrong. Even if you don't like a band...don't be disrespectful. I'm glad the lead singer said something, it must have been hard not to. They were great, and in my opinion, stole the show.

Mastodon just wasn't feeling it last night. Personally, I think Brent Hinds was way out of line. No matter how shitty everything is going on stage, THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Don't stop TWICE! It takes away from the mystique of the show. Way out of line. I'm actually shocked they played after they finished Crack The Skye. We were waiting a solid 5 minutes before they came back on stage. And the last part of the show, you could tell they didn't give a shit, neither did the crowd. I expected more of Brent.

DethMaiden
04-22-2010, 02:30 PM
Mastodon just wasn't feeling it last night. Personally, I think Brent Hinds was way out of line. No matter how shitty everything is going on stage, THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Don't stop TWICE! It takes away from the mystique of the show. Way out of line. I'm actually shocked they played after they finished Crack The Skye. We were waiting a solid 5 minutes before they came back on stage. And the last part of the show, you could tell they didn't give a shit, neither did the crowd. I expected more of Brent.

Goddammit, I'm nervous now. My #1 complaint the other times I saw Mastodon (which were a letdown, believe me) was Brent. This story isn't so different from when he stopped playing "Hearts Alive," babbled some drunken words into the mic, and made the band start over back in '07. If he does some bullshit at this show, I would not be opposed to seeing him leave the band, which hurts me to say because I'm an enormous Mastodon fan.

LIVEtoROCK86
04-22-2010, 02:53 PM
Goddammit, I'm nervous now. My #1 complaint the other times I saw Mastodon (which were a letdown, believe me) was Brent. This story isn't so different from when he stopped playing "Hearts Alive," babbled some drunken words into the mic, and made the band start over back in '07. If he does some bullshit at this show, I would not be opposed to seeing him leave the band, which hurts me to say because I'm an enormous Mastodon fan.

It pains me to say that I agree with you, but it's true. Brent is a great guitarist but he is too high maintenance. Stopping shows, singing like shit (which is frequent), and just being plain unreliable. Troy and Brann looked pissed as hell last night when Brent was pulling that stunt, and Bill was probably pissed too but he is always pretty nonchalant and easy going. Honestly, Brann has a SICK voice and Troy is the shit on the mic (as usual). I do want to say that Troy sounded the best I have ever heard last night. His vocals were spot on and so were Brann's. He even has some nice vibrato going!! If they replaced Brent, I think it would help the band. And I HAAATE saying that. :( I still will love Mastodon no matter what. :rocker:

thegame747
04-22-2010, 04:53 PM
Troy and Brann looked pissed as hell last night when Brent was pulling that stunt

I'm glad i wasnt the only one to notice. troy actually looked embarrassed. he wasn't moving around too much and barely looked at the crowd. i felt kinda bad for him

bobisdead911
04-22-2010, 05:43 PM
Ok don't bash Mastodon seriously. So maybe they had one off show, but I can say without even having been there, they probably owned every other band, especially since BTBAM didn't go over. Besides when you play 10+ min songs, what do you expect? They can't always be perfect, they've been all over the world, so if they don't act like superheroes for one crowd, don't get all pissy about it.

LIVEtoROCK86
04-22-2010, 06:03 PM
Ok don't bash Mastodon seriously. So maybe they had one off show, but I can say without even having been there, they probably owned every other band, especially since BTBAM didn't go over. Besides when you play 10+ min songs, what do you expect? They can't always be perfect, they've been all over the world, so if they don't act like superheroes for one crowd, don't get all pissy about it.

Before "The Last Baron", the show was great! I honestly thought the sound was awesome and that they were playing really well. But when Brent freaked out, and I mean FREAKED out...the band just looked like a deer in headlights. Troy especially. You could tell he just wanted to put on an awesome show and Brent was just crashing it into the ground. From that point on it just seemed like they weren't focused. You could just sense the lack in energy. And I fucking LOVE Mastodon. It was painful to watch a band you love crumble a bit on the stage. But hey, it happens. And I hate to say it, but BTBAM owned Mastodon last night.

bobisdead911
04-22-2010, 06:16 PM
Before "The Last Baron", the show was great! I honestly thought the sound was awesome and that they were playing really well. But when Brent freaked out, and I mean FREAKED out...the band just looked like a deer in headlights. Troy especially. You could tell he just wanted to put on an awesome show and Brent was just crashing it into the ground. From that point on it just seemed like they weren't focused. You could just sense the lack in energy. And I fucking LOVE Mastodon. It was painful to watch a band you love crumble a bit on the stage. But hey, it happens. And I hate to say it, but BTBAM owned Mastodon last night.

I know that must've sucked, but you gotta remember, Brents had head trauma, so he must get kinda weird sometimes, and he's the kinda guy that if something's not goin right, he's gonna let you know about it, cuz he takes pride in his work, I mean it probably wasn't the right time to throw a fit, but it's nothing against them as musicians, they're always stellar

HateMan
04-22-2010, 06:38 PM
I've seen Mastodon 4 or 5 times and I think they sounded ok once. I love Mastodon, but they don't seem to be able to pull off their music live. To the guy who said replace Brent-I think he writes most of the stuff. Would'nt be Mastodon anymore.

LIVEtoROCK86
04-22-2010, 08:15 PM
I have nothing against them as musicians, they are all extremely good at what they do. I just don't think that it is very mature as a performer to stop twice in the middle of a song to bitch and moan about the sound on stage or how out of tune your guitar is. Wait for after the song, address your issue to whomever it concerns, and carry on with the show. There's really no use in arguing about it though, lol, especially on here.

MASTODON ROCKS!

mastodon421
04-23-2010, 03:30 AM
This is the Mastodon setlist:

CRACK THE SKYE

Crusher Destroyer
Crystal Skull
I Am Ahab
Capillarian Crest
Ol'e Nessie
Circle of Cysquatch
Aqua Dementia
Iron Tusk
March Of The Fire Ants
Blood And Thunder

I have to say that this show was a bit strange. The kids chanting "you suck dick" to BTBAM was really wrong. Even if you don't like a band...don't be disrespectful. I'm glad the lead singer said something, it must have been hard not to. They were great, and in my opinion, stole the show.

Mastodon just wasn't feeling it last night. Personally, I think Brent Hinds was way out of line. No matter how shitty everything is going on stage, THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Don't stop TWICE! It takes away from the mystique of the show. Way out of line. I'm actually shocked they played after they finished Crack The Skye. We were waiting a solid 5 minutes before they came back on stage. And the last part of the show, you could tell they didn't give a shit, neither did the crowd. I expected more of Brent.


As much as it pains me to say this is very true. Every time a Mastodon performance goes wrong it is because of Brent Hinds. Troy,Brann and Bill always play well and give it their all Hinds seems like he doesn't give a fuck almost everytime I have seen them. Brent Is a great guitar player and he is a big part of what makes Mastodon so damn special but he is a serious asshole.

bwahhhhhhh
04-23-2010, 07:02 AM
i agree with the majority of people here. I've seen Mastodon 5 times. I absolutely love them as a band... but 3 out of the 5 times, they sounded like shit live.. and it was because of brent. one of these times was before his head trauma. There's really no excuse to make for him... head trauma or not.. the guy openly admits to doing drugs and drinking in excess on a regular basis. it has a huge detrimental effect on his stage performance.

It's true, he is the primary song writer.. and writes some amazing and brilliant music... but his wreckless lifestyle and asshole attitude are the downfall of the band's live shows. It's bound to come to a head sometime, unfortunately. he just needs to get it together.

Nick_to_the_face
04-23-2010, 07:37 AM
Wow, ive never seen Mastodon before, but they are an amazing band and i would love to see them live, but this is making me have second thoughts...

Chyck
04-23-2010, 07:45 AM
Wow, ive never seen Mastodon before, but they are an amazing band and i would love to see them live, but this is making me have second thoughts...

If you have the extra cash, I say always check out a band you enjoy at least once. Members have off days - hell, whole bands have off days (is still sad at God Dethroned) - and you never know what you're going to get. Form your own opinion.

I'll be seeing this tour tonight at NEMHF :). I'm going in with an open mind, but I won't be defending Brent if things go sour.

Nick_to_the_face
04-23-2010, 07:46 AM
I almost went and saw them with dethklok when they came to kansas city, but i had no money...

Chyck
04-23-2010, 07:47 AM
I almost went and saw them with dethklok when they came to kansas city, but i had no money...

I almost went to that tour, but I broke my arm ;)

I have a really cool scar now, though... :horns:

Nick_to_the_face
04-23-2010, 07:52 AM
I heard it was good show, no freak outs or anything. I probably would have left after Mastodon, maybe

Chyck
04-23-2010, 10:37 PM
I heard it was good show, no freak outs or anything. I probably would have left after Mastodon, maybe

I would have totally stayed for Dethklok. Metalocalypse is one of the only TV shows I watch, and I wanted to be amused. Alas.

Nick_to_the_face
04-26-2010, 05:28 AM
I heard everyone went crazy for Dethklok, kinda makes me sad that when a good metal band comes around, everyone just stays still, but when a t.v band comes on, everyone goes insane....