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MPF
12-07-2011, 12:53 PM
Truth
Om
ZTO
By Your Command
Life
Deadhead
Disruptr
Supercrush
Kingdom
Stand
Jullar
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Color Your World
The Greys
Deep Peace


*Review tonight after As I Lay Dying, which I guess is starting pretty soon. I gotta get my ass in gear.*

GarageMetal468
12-07-2011, 01:11 PM
Ugh, basically everything he played at the headlining show in October minus a few good ones. Yeah I don't think I'll be going to his show tomorrow.

TonyD
12-07-2011, 04:43 PM
Very similar to what he did on his first headlining tour

Travis The Dragon
12-07-2011, 04:49 PM
Eau Claire? What venue did he play?

Also, my dad is having car problems so we gotta miss AILD. Not the end of the world since we've seen them 5 times :tongue:

InFlamesOfBirchmen
12-07-2011, 05:16 PM
Hey, does anyone have the 'Deliver Us' box set? I was thinking about asking for it for Christmas, but can't tell if it'd be worth the $80.

ShatteredFlame
12-07-2011, 06:12 PM
the Deliver Us box set IS my christmas present :lol:

Dunno if it's worth it since I don't have it yet but my mom offered to buy it so why not :lol:

MPF
12-07-2011, 10:10 PM
Uploading pictures now. The review will be with the pictures.

MPF
12-07-2011, 11:37 PM
*PICS*

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151013935395459.768944.629590458&type=1

* I have an epic picture of myself, Dev, and Ziltoid that will hopefully be uploaded soon, as soon as I get the picture I will post it*

Devin Townsend playing EASILY the smallest show he's done outside of the VIP acoustic shows since he got back into tour. Eau Claire is a small town. a college town, but it is small.

As you can tell by the pictures. There was no guardrail, and I was standing about 2 inches away from Dev at times. as one good friend. He was at perfect dick sucking level. :lol:

The first band that played was a local MN thrash band called Deretla. Very thrashy, almost Power Metal sound with Death style vocals. Very killer stuff. a perfect opener. and really cool guys.

the second band up was a Death Metal/Deathcore band called Mors Mortis Machinatio. Being there was a lot of breakdowns and stuff, it was hard to differentiate their sound and what was going on (That happens with some openers) but they knew how to play and they got the crowd going. The first mosh pits of the night.

Then for the 3rd time in 5 months. I saw the almighty Hevy Devy. Ryan Van Poederooyen recognized me right away in the crowd and gave me the devil horns and peace sign anytime he saw me. He's such a cool guy, It's an honor to call him a friend.

The setlist, while not varied much from the last two times of seeing them. I can't complain a bit. Hearing By Your Command for a 3rd time....WHO CARES? It fucking rocks every fucking time! Dev was at his most hilarious as well. all the random jokes, and improv banter made the night complete. He also said into the mic that he will give me a pick. Which He did as you'll see in the pictures.

THe thing with Devin is you will never get the same show twice, even if you are sick of hearing Supercrush or Life or whatever (I never will be) Dev makes up for song you've heard before with being the coolest frontman in all of Metal.

For those that have seen Dev since Deconstruction. You know that Ryan doesn't play the blasts perfectly like Dirk does in Juular (Wanna complain, try playing them yourselves once), but Ryan got the closest he has ever gotten. Those blasts in Juular are so damn hard to play. Ryan is nailing is perfectly now.

Hearing Color Your World/The greys back to back, was so fucking epic!

Between The Greys and Deep Peace. Dev jumped off stage and started jamming all over the venue. from the bathrooms to the bar back to the stage. :lol:

After the show, of course is where all the fun began. I grabbed Beavis' setlist, and Dev handed me a pick and thanked me for coming again to see them live. Once Ryan got from behind the kit, we talked for a good 10 minutes about possible upcoming songs for the next tour (COUGHSTORMCOUGH). and his new china cymbal he just got that sounds thunderous and perfect.

Once the crowds died down. I got my picture with Devin and the Ziltoid puppet I bought. That picture is so epic, once I get it back I can't wait to show it off :lol: then for the first time. I got Dev to do a station ID for me show. so now my life is complete :party:

After everything settled down, I was invited to go party with the guys in the Devin Townsend Project 5 blocks away. I regretfully had to decline. Simply because I didn't drive to the show that night. I went with my bassist and he had to get up at 5am. But don't fret. It will happen next time. And there will be a next time....next year :)

Check out the pics!

adamclark52
12-08-2011, 09:41 AM
If his headlining set in Toronto this Saturday is this I'll be happy.

Travis The Dragon
12-08-2011, 01:14 PM
By chance, did he place a place called House Of Rock? I'm wondering because that's where Wishbone Ash played a few years back.

Nevermind. I found out that is in fact where he played. That's pretty cool for sure.

MPF
12-08-2011, 01:20 PM
By chance, did he place a place called House Of Rock? I'm wondering because that's where Wishbone Ash played a few years back.

Nevermind. I found out that is in fact where he played. That's pretty cool for sure.

:lol: Yes, yes he did.

Travis The Dragon
12-08-2011, 01:50 PM
BTW, what did you think of AILD?

MPF
12-08-2011, 04:05 PM
BTW, what did you think of AILD?

In all honesty. I like the show a few years back a lot better.

I missed Sylosis, I only heard one song from iwresteledabearonce, The Ghost inside is incredibly mediocre, and Of Mice and Men blows balls.

As I lay Dying were very fucking tight last night and great song choices (they have been keeping the same setlist all tour, that's why I didn't post a review) but the show at the Cabooze as a lot better. Sure, First Avenue is a lot better, and this time I got in for free instead of paying 25 bucks. but I just couldn't get into it this time around.

Travis The Dragon
12-08-2011, 04:45 PM
That's cool. I really loved the first 2 times I saw them at Roy Wilkins. They had a bigger stage and were really able to get into it.

adamclark52
12-09-2011, 07:26 PM
THe thing with Devin is you will never get the same show twice, even if you are sick of hearing Supercrush or Life or whatever (I never will be) Dev makes up for song you've heard before with being the coolest frontman in all of Metal.


I bought that album 12 years ago, and never will I be sick of that or any song off it.

MPF
12-09-2011, 07:48 PM
I bought that album 12 years ago, and never will I be sick of that or any song off it.

:rocker::rocker::rocker:

MPF
12-19-2011, 09:19 PM
Anyone wanna see the back of my head? I'm the guy to the left of the mic, not the guy directly in front of Dev's mic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaRkKI5Pdks