I'm gonna go though the concerts that I went to in 2012. This was probably the fewest amount I've been to in several years. Becoming more of a grown up has adverse effects.
1/26/12 - Anthrax @ Midland Theater
Show #1 was the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel tour that is now going on about its 15th leg and will soon be headlining villages in Alaska by the time they are done. Anyway... I was looking quite forward to this. As often as DA is in KC this is the 1st time actually getting to see them. I had seen Testament once already on the American Carnage tour few years back and was really looking forward to them. Wanted to see more Anthrax. Seeing thrash legends opening up for Five Finger Death Punch will severely bum one out. Oh yes and might I add that I met the sexy beast that is Manky up there. He's totally wanted me since... But I digress. DA were great & I caught a setlist wrapped around a much needed water bottle. Testament stole the evening as far as I'm concerned, but It was easy to see why. Earth On Hell started & Eric Peterson came out and no Scott Ian. This was around the time that all the Anthrax issues started (sickness, death in the family, wife beating). All of Ian's fill-ins did very well. Sadly, I knew that its tough enough for Anthrax to decide to actually play fun sets as it is, with fill-ins I knew there was no chance of it. Anthrax was still really good but it didn't quite seem the same. Top to bottom still a great show. Good way to start 2012.
Yet another rap concert failure on my part. Cappadonna was supposed to do a small show in Springfield, MO. I got there after doors were supposed to be open & they were locked as he had not shown up yet. Eventually it started & by 12:30 am he still wasn't there. I've decided if your name isn't Public Enemy, Wu Tang or Ice Cube I'm not bothering w/ rap shows anymore.
3/14/12 - Dying Fetus / Goatwhore @ Rogue Pizza Company
What a killer show!!! 1st time seeing both bands & they both absolutely slayed. Too bad there were 7 bands on this bill. Ridiculous. Volumes played on this tour & this was some of the worst crap I've ever heard in my life. 30 seconds & then I was gone outside. Faceless decided to cancel, I was kinda interested in hearing them but maybe someday they'll turn up close to me. Goatwhore absolutely stole the show in my opinion. So much energy on such a small stage. Grabbed setlist from stage. Saw Sammy hanging out during Fetus' set & he was cool as shit. Dying Fetus was great too. Schematics was so killer to hear. I really wanna see them again do more stuff off the new album.
More shows to come.
Suicidal Tendencies & Terror - 12/10