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Old 02-08-2013, 08:03 PM
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Type O Negative -- Toronto, Ontario -- June 6th, 1997

Type O Negative
Support: Fear Factory, Powerman 5000, Drain STH
Date: June 6th, 1997
Venue: the Warehouse in Toronto, Ontario
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This was one of the very first concerts I ever went to and at the time Type O Negative was my favorite band. It was also the first time I went to the Warehouse in Toronto, a place that pretty much every concert I went to from 1997-1999 was. It’s hard for me to remember a lot of it. I do remember that there were not many people there. And by not many I mean the venue was probably two thousand capacity and there were maybe eight hundred to a thousand people there at peak.

Drain STH came out and there were a couple hundred people there tops. They were all right. I was just so young and excited that anyone could’ve been playing and I would’ve been having a blast. The thing I always remember about them is how hot the singer and drummer were and that the bass player was pretty hot too. And the guitar player…had brown hair.

Powerman 5000 was next and I had their CD and was really into that KoRn new metal sound at the time. I don’t have the CD anymore but I remember it being okay. I have no idea what they played exactly but I remember Organizized, 20 Miles to Texas 25 to Hell, Tokyo Vigilante #1, Standing 8 and a few others from that album. I’m really surprised when I read that this band is still around today, albeit with only one original member.

Fear Factory was a huge bonus for me going to this show. At the time they were probably the heaviest band I listened to, I may have even considered them death metal in my youth. I’d only heard Demanufacture at this point and didn’t even know they had another album. They put on a phenomenal show and did a great job of just getting everyone pumped up. I never mosh, but this was one of the very few times I did. I can remember them opening their set with Demanufacture and also playing Self Bias Resistor, Zero Signal and Replica off Demanufacture but they had to play a few more. But what I remember more than anything was them playing Scumgrief, Scapegoat and Martyr. Three songs I’d never heard in my life and they blew me away. I ran out and got Soul of A New Machine the next day and was more than a little disappointed that the sound wasn’t the same as Demanufacture or what I’d heard the night before. Scumgrief had some wicked guitar harmonics during the verses live that weren’t present on the album version. And during the verses of Martyr live Burton whispered the vocals rather than whisper/growled them. But Fear Factory FLOORED me that night.

It was really hard for Type O Negative to follow up Fear Factory in my opinion, even though they were my favorite band. I was so exhausted that I didn’t even know they were playing Prelude to Agony until I asked my friend after the show what they played. And it’s really hard for me to remember anything else except that the place really cleared out after Fear Factory (to the point where I don’t think there were seven hundred people there), we were right up on the right side of the stage in front of Kenny Hickey and the guy behind me who was totally wasted and sang along (off-key) to every…single…song. The cover of Light My Fire was really cool and Too Late: Frozen is always better live than on album thanks to Peters vocal delivery.

Type O Negative
1. Prelude to Agony
2. Love You to Death
3. Cinnamon Girl
4. In Praise of Bacchus
5. Kill All the White People
6. Light My Fire
7. Are You Afraid?/Gravity
8. Christian Woman
9. Wolf Moon
10. Too Late: Frozen
11. My Girlfriend's Girlfriend
encore
12. Black #1

I was so young, I had so much fun and Fear Factory that night is probably still in my top 10 performances of all time.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:24 PM
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Awesome, you found it!

I'm fucking jealous man. This sounds like it was an awesome show.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:16 AM
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Awesome, you found it!

I'm fucking jealous man. This sounds like it was an awesome show.
I can't stress enough how awesome Fear Factory was. I saw them headline at the same venue two years later, at the height of their popularity, and they were nowhere near as awesome.
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Did they have the snow guns?
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Did they have the snow guns?
That I don't remember. I've seen that, but I can't remember if it was at this show or in the After Dark home video that came out around the same time.
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That's too great for sure! I would have loved to seen Type O. They were quite awesome live from what I've seen.
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This had to be an offdate from Ozzfest 97 right? I actually went to Ozzfest that year, and all of these bands were on it.
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This had to be an offdate from Ozzfest 97 right? I actually went to Ozzfest that year, and all of these bands were on it.
I think so. Ozzfest never came to Toronto but we usually got off-date concerts with some of the mid-level bands.
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