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Chyck
04-23-2010, 10:32 PM
Doors apparently opened at noon - I didn't get there until about 6:30, but was there in time for the entire Mastodon Tour, which was all I really cared about. Fortunately I had friends who pulled me into the front row with them despite my being so late :party:

Valient Thorr is just as fun as everyone on here keeps saying. They're wacky and unafraid of being who they are. Frontman Valient's favorite catchphrase seems to be "You know what I'm talking about?"... this may be preceded by such statements as "Make the world a better place!" or "Let's all go deaf!" or "You'd better all be sweating like pigs!"

They played about 6-7 songs, but the only song I 100% remember was Mask of Sanity (sorry!)

Baroness was definitely my favorite act of the night. Wow. They sound amazing live. Thought I don't have the setlist, I DO have a list of songs I believe they played to get the next person started. They are mostly pulling songs from the Blue Record with two or three from the Red Album.

Blue: A Horse Called Golgotha
Jake Leg
Swollen and Halo
Ogeechee Hymnal
O'Er Hell and Hide
War, Wisdom, and Rhyme

Red: Wanderlust
Isak

BTBAM were cool, but I would've been happier if they just played Alaska ;). Mordecai was a nice touch, though.

Obfuscation
Disease, Injury, Madness
Prequel to the Sequel
Backwards Marathon
Fossil Genera - A Feed from Cloud Mountain
Mordecai

Mastodon got through their Crack the Skye set, but was beset with technical problems? afterwards AGAIN. The good news was that Brent DIDN'T flip out. The bad news was that after his guitar shorted out mid-Capillarian Crest (maybe... or maybe not...), he left the stage... and the other 3 had to finish the song without him. 10 minutes later Mastodon came back on and then were only able to perform one more song before giving up :(. NEMHF got gipped, and I can't even tell if it was Brent's fault or due to technical problems. Both are likely stories.

I'm honestly not really sure on the setlist because while the songs were the same, they were definitely in a different order than they have been on other nights of the tour (Crack the Skye was second, for example).

tormentor 93
04-24-2010, 02:49 AM
the between the buried and me set was
obfuscation
disease, injury, madness
prequel to the sequel
backwards marathon
Fossil Genera - A Feed from Cloud Mountain
mordecai

mastodon421
04-24-2010, 03:26 AM
That really blows. I'm sorry for everyone in attendence that was expecting a whole set more of Mastodon and having Brent walk off the stage. They got fucking gipped.

Chyck
04-24-2010, 04:40 AM
the between the buried and me set was
obfuscation
disease, injury, madness
prequel to the sequel
backwards marathon
Fossil Genera - A Feed from Cloud Mountain
mordecai

'kay ^_^ - the sound was all muffly, and frankly I only know Alaska really well, so I was very much like "huh?"

That really blows. I'm sorry for everyone in attendence that was expecting a whole set more of Mastodon and having Brent walk off the stage. They got fucking gipped.

I know. Fortunately most people believed their excuse of technical problems. While I'd really really love to believe that, I honestly don't.

Since this was my first (and potentially last) time seeing Mastodon, and I frankly just don't know... who is supposed to be the main vocalist? This matters in my opinion of whether Brent pulled a Brent.

mastodon421
04-24-2010, 05:12 AM
On CTS Brent is the main vocalist. On the older stuff Troy does most of the vocals.

Chyck
04-24-2010, 05:22 AM
On CTS Brent is the main vocalist. On the older stuff Troy does most of the vocals.

Troy was definitely carrying the vocals. I officially call shenanigans on Brent.

mastodon421
04-24-2010, 05:28 AM
Troy was definitely carrying the vocals. I officially call shenanigans on Brent.

I agree. When I saw them last May Brent was alright but Troy was a monster. Troy is the far superior vocalist and should carry the load on CTS as well as the older stuff.

DethMaiden
04-24-2010, 07:07 AM
I agree. When I saw them last May Brent was alright but Troy was a monster. Troy is the far superior vocalist and should carry the load on CTS as well as the older stuff.

Troy carries the band. Brann is God on the drums, Bill is extremely competent, Brent is the weak link, and Troy is like Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson rolled into one.

Chyck
04-24-2010, 11:46 PM
Latest explanation for Brent's mid-song disappearance came from my new merch friend. Apparently when Mastodon arrived at the venue last night, Brent was in a sling.

So either
1) busted appendage
2) personality issues
3) technical issues
4) drunk? (someone in the front row claimed that one)
5) all of the above?

In the end it doesn't really matter. At least NEMHF day 2 was amazing!

mastodon421
04-25-2010, 07:04 AM
Troy carries the band. Brann is God on the drums, Bill is extremely competent, Brent is the weak link, and Troy is like Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson rolled into one.

100% agree. and yes Chyck NEMHF was amazing I proably going to post most of the setlists right now but I left before Cannibal.

Chyck
04-25-2010, 07:20 AM
100% agree. and yes Chyck NEMHF was amazing I proably going to post most of the setlists right now but I left before Cannibal.

Oh good - I'm more than a little drain bead right now - I'll add stuff if you miss, plus my snarky (why do so many bands feel the need to have 3 guitarists?) & happy reviews.

Also, I am completely not shocked that we never found one another ;).

mastodon421
04-25-2010, 07:49 AM
Oh good - I'm more than a little drain bead right now - I'll add stuff if you miss, plus my snarky (why do so many bands feel the need to have 3 guitarists?) & happy reviews.

Also, I am completely not shocked that we never found one another ;).

I actually might have seen you on the floor during Amon Amrath but I am not really sure.

Chyck
04-25-2010, 08:10 AM
I actually might have seen you on the floor during Amon Amrath but I am not really sure.

It was the only time when I was on the floor and NOT in the front - I was over on the left side a couple rows back / next to the pit headbanging - just in front of the area where that big dude passed out and had to be dragged out by security.

mastodon421
04-25-2010, 10:16 AM
It was the only time when I was on the floor and NOT in the front - I was over on the left side a couple rows back / next to the pit headbanging - just in front of the area where that big dude passed out and had to be dragged out by security.

Yep that must of have been you. That big dude almost fell on my friend. btw did you see that asshole in the Katkaylsm shirt who was trying to start shit with pretty much everyone on the floor.

Chyck
04-25-2010, 11:16 AM
Yep that must of have been you. That big dude almost fell on my friend. btw did you see that asshole in the Katkaylsm shirt who was trying to start shit with pretty much everyone on the floor.

And ya' didn't even say hi. So sad. Hey... is your friend Alex? (Everyone seems to know Alex). And yes - I can't believe that anyone had enough in them by that point in the night to try to fight. The CC pit was DEAD after you left.

mastodon421
04-25-2010, 12:40 PM
And ya' didn't even say hi. So sad. Hey... is your friend Alex? (Everyone seems to know Alex). And yes - I can't believe that anyone had enough in them by that point in the night to try to fight. The CC pit was DEAD after you left.

The reason I didn't say hi was because that fucking idiot in the Katkaylsm shirt kept getting in my face and I got kind of distracted. I might be at the Dark Tranquillity show in Alston and If i do go I will be sure to say hey:). No my friend isn't Alex.