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SirLardsAlot
08-25-2005, 09:09 AM
Uhh, I could have posted this in Overkiller's thread .... but .... :D!

Anyway, me and Overkiller left for PNC around 12:00, got there around 2:00. We spent well over an hour looking for Golden Goose and the rest of the NJ crew from the IMBB, but we couldn't find them. So anyway, after just sitting around for a while, they start letting people into the venue around around, I dunno, like 4:00. It was funny, because all day I was trying to think of how I could sneak my camera in, and while we were standing in line, a guy came around telling the festival policies, and he was like "Cameras are allowed", so I was happy. We went to the merch tent and got tour shirts. We then went to the FYE stad, where they had CD's from each band playing. And if you bought any CD's, they gave you a braclet which allowed you to meet that band later on in the day. So me and Overkiller both got the new Megadeth Greatest Hits. Then at around 4:30, a guy from the radio station (that was sponsoring the event) was like "Uhh, here's some band that one a contest to play here or something. They're called Divinity Destroyed." So we watched them. I didn't care for them.

Then Bobaflex came on. I didn't care for them either, not much else to say, haha. Well, we werent sure who were coming on next, so we decided to go see what was going on on the main stage. We get there, and Nevemore are already halway through their set. There werent that many people there for them, so we moved up from our real seats (almost last row, on the right, first section) after a few minutes. Here are some pictures I took:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Nevermore1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Nevermore2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Nevermore3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Nevermore4.jpg

After them, we wanted to go see what was happening on the second stage. As we were leaving there, Dillinger Escape Plan took the main stage. After 5 seconds I decided I needed to get to the second stage ASAP, but I did take two pictures specially for Nick:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/DillingerEscapePlan1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/DillingerEscapePlan2.jpg

We get down to the second stage where Symphony X are being set up. After a good 20 minutes of standing there, they took the stage. These guys were really good, and, as Overkiller said in his review, they seemed really happy about the turnout and the fact that they were home. I would have taken more pictures, but a big moshit erupted right next to me, and I was afraid of getting slammed into and having my camera fall from my hands and break.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/SymphonyX1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/SymphonyX2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/SymphonyX3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/SymphonyX4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/SymphonyX5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/SymphonyX6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/SymphonyX7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/SymphonyX8.jpg

After that, we headed back to the second stage, and Fear Factory were already playing. I got one picture, and then we headed up to get in line to meet Megadeth :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/FearFactory1.jpg

One we finally got into the signing tent, the lady said "No pictures", but I was like "Oh well" and I snuck one in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/MegadethSigning.jpg

And here's my signed album:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/MegadethAutograph.jpg

So anyway, after we met 'Deth, we went back to our seats, and Dream Theater were playing. I thought they were pretty cool, but Pettruci's new look was pissing me off all night, he looks like he belongs in System of a Down :lol: Anyway, I took a few pictures, but stopped after 3 becuase they weren't coming out good. We were seated too far away and lighting wasnt helping. But here they are:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/DreamTheater1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/DreamTheater2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/DreamTheater3.jpg

After DT, alot of people left for the food and beer stands. So, me and Overkiller took the opportunity to move to the 9th row, center :D We watched them set up for 'Deth for a good half an hour. The lights went out, and we could just barely see the band take the stage. BOOM, flames shoot into the air and the band rips into Blackmail the Universe. Right then you knew it was going to be incredible. The setlist was the same as the other nights. There were so many pyrotechnics, it was incredible. During Dream Theater's set, KerryKingsBeard sent me a text message saying "Call me during Tornado of Souls." Right when the song started, I got out my cell phone and called him up. I hope he got the call, I couldn't tell :lol:. Late in the set between songs (I don't remember which ones), Dave said "I'd just like to point out that today is our pryotechnician's birthday." Dave then pulls out a small lighter, lights it, and says "So, here's my tribute to him. Happy birthday Joe." (or whatever the tech's name was). It was pretty funny :D Anyway, overall, Megadeth's show was phenominal. And here are the pictures!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth8.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth9.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth10.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth11.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth12.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth13.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth14.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth15.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth16.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth17.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth18.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth19.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth20.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth21.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth22.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth23.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth24.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth25.jpg

It was a great day and night, I hope to see Megadeth again :horns:

ADD
08-25-2005, 09:21 AM
Cool review, thanks for the pics as well:rockdevil :rockdevil :rockdevil

SirLardsAlot
08-25-2005, 09:22 AM
Cool review, thanks for the pics as well:rockdevil :rockdevil :rockdevil
Thanks, and you're welcome :D I was so glad I was able to bring it in, and I'm glad about how well them came out.

ADD
08-25-2005, 09:24 AM
Thanks, and you're welcome :D I was so glad I was able to bring it in, and I'm glad about how well them came out.

:horns:

overkiller
08-25-2005, 11:54 AM
:rockdevil :rockdevil :rockdevil


Check out my thread for my reactions to each band.


I forgot to include Divinity Destroyed--I had heard them before on a sampler from some other concert I was at, and boy do they suck. They are so vaginacore they make Opeth look like the ballsiest band around.


As for Petrucci looking like he should be in SOAD... Steve you're right, I just couldn't put my finger on it last night. He looks like that Sergei guy or whatever his name is.


And man... I am so sore, hoarse, and smelly right now. Haha. There wasn't even a pit thanks to the seating--Megadeth was just that fucking intense.

KerryKingsBeard
08-25-2005, 02:31 PM
Dave looks stoned :eyes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/MegadethSigning.jpg

KerryKingsBeard
08-25-2005, 02:58 PM
Oh and by the way, I did get the call. The first 2 minutes of the song was a mixture of scratchy sounds and silence, but the last 3 minutes I could hear it great.

MetalDrummer888
08-25-2005, 06:40 PM
man.....i need to go to a show with pyro....im to young to have been to any of the 80's shows :mad: :mad:

powerslave_85
08-25-2005, 07:06 PM
After them, we wanted to go see what was happening on the second stage. As we were leaving there, Dillinger Escape Plan took the main stage. After 5 seconds I decided I needed to get to the second stage ASAP, but I did take two pictures specially for Nick:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/DillingerEscapePlan1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/DillingerEscapePlan2.jpg

:D :party:

There may have not been many people watching them, but I'm sure those people left with their ears bleeding and their asses rocked off :horns:

overkiller
08-25-2005, 07:30 PM
:D :party:

There may have not been many people watching them, but I'm sure those people left with their ears bleeding and their asses rocked off :horns:

Based on the people that were probably watching them, that doesn't sound too hard :finger: :D


Edit: On a side note, I'm now pretty upset that there were soooo few people seeing Nevermore. They deserved better than what they got. I suppose it was just because it was early in the festival though...

powerslave_85
08-25-2005, 07:38 PM
Edit: On a side note, I'm now pretty upset that there were soooo few people seeing Nevermore. They deserved better than what they got. I suppose it was just because it was early in the festival though...
Replace "Nevermore" with "Dillinger Escape Plan" and you've summed up my thoughts exactly ;)

overkiller
08-25-2005, 07:50 PM
Replace "Nevermore" with "Dillinger Escape Plan" and you've summed up my thoughts exactly ;-)


Dude, come on... I know a band's image only goes so far, but...


hXcEmO
http://www.pinnacle-vision.co.uk/xtra/dillingerescapeplan/images/online/pic04.jpg

versus...


THIS

http://msanthrope.com/nmfl/nmfl-frame3.jpg

(ok excuse the strage picture choice, there aren't that many good ones out there :lol: )



No contest bro.

;)

powerslave_85
08-25-2005, 07:55 PM
You also made a poor picture choice with Dillinger. I think these pictures sum them up much more accurately:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/powerslave_85/nostagediving.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/powerslave_85/gotblood.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/powerslave_85/spitfire.jpg

overkiller
08-25-2005, 08:05 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/powerslave_85/spitfire.jpg

http://www.rockdetector.com/assets/resized/img/covers/20494-0-300-0-300.jpg

:bouville:

:tongue:

ADD
08-25-2005, 08:39 PM
man.....i need to go to a show with pyro....im to young to have been to any of the 80's shows :mad: :mad:

You should have gone to Godsmack/Metallica last November then :party:

SirLardsAlot
08-25-2005, 09:23 PM
Edit: On a side note, I'm now pretty upset that there were soooo few people seeing Nevermore. They deserved better than what they got. I suppose it was just because it was early in the festival though...
Yeah, to quote myself from the Maiden board (as I posted this review there too and read something similar to this):

I'm sure there that if they had played later on in the festival they'd have had a bigger turn out, but considering they were the second band to play, and that their set even started during the Bobaflex's set, there weren't as many people.

overkiller
08-25-2005, 09:27 PM
Yeah, to quote myself from the Maiden board (as I posted this review there too and read something similar to this):

I'm sure there that if they had played later on in the festival they'd have had a bigger turn out, but considering they were the second band to play, and that their set even started during the Bobaflex's set, there weren't as many people.


I think they actually started immediately after Bobaflex finished--remember we were wandering around for a bit, and trying not to make eye contact with Bobaflex as they were signing CDs? Hahaaaa

SirLardsAlot
08-25-2005, 09:33 PM
I think they actually started immediately after Bobaflex finished--remember we were wandering around for a bit, and trying not to make eye contact with Bobaflex as they were signing CDs? Hahaaaa
Ohh yeah, haha. I didnt want them to see that I was ripping the Bobaflex sticker off my arm :lol:

MetalDrummer888
08-25-2005, 10:18 PM
You should have gone to Godsmack/Metallica last November then :party:

edit: i would like to see a show with pyro for a band i like :bouville:

overkiller
08-26-2005, 06:10 PM
I would like to point out how satisfied I was that Jim Sheppard (bass, Nevermore) was wearing a Death Angel shirt for the gig :D

ADD
08-26-2005, 09:13 PM
edit: i would like to see a show with pyro for a band i like :bouville:

Listen to Metallica 1983-1990 :rockdevil :rockdevil :rockdevil

overkiller
08-26-2005, 09:20 PM
Listen to Metallica 1983-1990 :rockdevil :rockdevil :rockdevil

Listen to anything by Metallica :cool:

KillerSteve
08-26-2005, 11:30 PM
Thanks for the pics Lards!! :party:

-- Steve

overkiller
08-27-2005, 12:31 AM
Yeah. Fuck. The pictures rule.

overkiller
08-27-2005, 07:05 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Gigantour/Megadeth17.jpg

This is my desktop wallpaper right now :party:

SirLardsAlot
08-27-2005, 09:58 AM
Thanks for the pics Lards!! :party:

-- Steve
You're welcoem Steve and Brady :horns: :party:

SomewhereInTime72
08-30-2005, 09:06 PM
Haha dude, I was way closer to Symphony X than you, I can't wait 'till I gather the will to send pictures from my phone to the computer. :tongue:

MetalDrummer888
08-30-2005, 09:09 PM
Haha dude, I was way closer to Symphony X than you, I can't wait 'till I gather the will to send pictures from my phone to the computer. :tongue:

GETA TRANSFER CABLE :mad: :mad: :mad:

overkiller
08-31-2005, 10:51 AM
Haha dude, I was way closer to Symphony X than you, I can't wait 'till I gather the will to send pictures from my phone to the computer. :tongue:

Lards stayed in the back and took those pictures, I navigated through the pit to the front. :cool:

SomewhereInTime72
08-31-2005, 02:48 PM
Lards stayed in the back and took those pictures, I navigated through the pit to the front. :cool:
Oh. :D

I navigated to the front of the pit. And managed to take these beauties. :cool:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Whackinblack/08-23-05_1830.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Whackinblack/08-23-05_1838.jpg