Last night was a pretty interesting night. My buddy and I drove in from Cleveland for the show. I had been to Headliner's once, last year for Between the Buried and Me. It's a pretty cool place to see a show, although it is in a really sketchy neighborhood. We heard that Clutch went on at 8:45 so we decided to try and get there around 8:00 - 8:15. As we pull up to the venue, there was a ridiculously long line outside that didn't seem to be moving. Doors opened at 6:30! We parked and jumped in. It's a good thing Clutch didn't end up going on till 9:00 because we were in line for 50 minutes and just made it in with 5 minutes to spare.
The show was pretty much sold out, so for the venue to have only one guy carding and two guys patting people down was ridiculous for the amount of people at this show. I initially thought Vinnie Paul made sure people got thoroughly searched before the show because of what happened to Dime, but it was just terrible venue management.
Anyways we missed the two openers, Monstro and Kyng, which was no big deal. We were there for Clutch. They played an hour and 10 minutes and busted out one of the best sets I've seen from them.
50,000 Unstoppable Watts
Profits of Doom
The Elephant Riders
Cyborg (New Song)
The Mob Goes Wild
Pure Rock Fury
British Intel (New Song)
One Eye Dollar
They had a huge, insane pit going for the whole set, even during the beginning of Regulator
. It was definitely not a typical Clutch crowd, but it was interesting. I also saw something that I will probably never see again: A guy with no legs moshing. This dude came into the pit with two titanium legs and was all over the place. I couldn't believe it. He was getting tossed around pretty good and eventually lost one of them and got thrown out because he got in a fight with someone. It was one of those nights I guess.
We grabbed some merch after the set. I was able to get the Full Fathom Five DVD for $5 and the CD for $1. Hell of a deal! The shirts were $20. They had one tour shirt in black and white that had a factory on the front that said "Pigtown Blues" and a cleaver through it. The rest of the shirts were the same from the last touring cycle. Other CDs were $10 and the Blast Tyrant vinyl was $20.
We stuck around for one Hellyeah song just so I can say I saw Vinnie Paul play live. Then we rolled because it was Hellyeah.
Overall a great night.