I was at the show two nights before in Jersey, and the band was in no better shape that night. Technical difficulties are just an excuse for Brent's poor live performance and attitude. At our show, he stopped "The Last Baron" once to scream at the sound guy, and another time to scream at his guitar tech. I think Mastodon got too big too fast with the success of both Blood Mountain and Crack The Skye. They've been touring relentlessly for about 3 years now, so I can understand that they are tired. But GET IT TOGETHER! I hate saying it...but I really do think the band would be stronger if Brent left, especially live. But then it wouldn't be Mastodon anymore
I just hope they can take a well deserved break, re-charge, and return as the mighty Mastodon we all know and love.