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Old 06-09-2014, 05:46 AM
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Wayne Static -- Minneapolis, MN -- June 7th, 2014

So I took a nap on Saturday afternoon, and when I woke up, it was 1999 and Static X was playing the entire Wisconsin Death Trip album and American Head Charge rose from the dead and it was all happening in Minneapolis!

Apparently, I also thought I could drink like 17-year-old me from 1999 instead of the old man I am today. I kept track of both bands' setlists on my phone, but must have accidentally deleted them after my 14th PBR tallboy. So if anyone has sets from each band, please add them to the thread.

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American Head Charge
*They were disorganized and out of sorts like they usually are. They also sounded really damn good, like they usually do.
*This was the first time I've seen them in like eight years. Some YouTube footage I've watched of recent performances hasn't been too flattering, but they sounded just as good as I remembered them on Saturday.
*Of course, it's not an AHC show without drama. Early in the set, one of the guitarists left the stage due to what appeared to be technical issues. The other guitarist walked off later in the set after diving into the crowed and getting pissed about something. The drummer also seemed annoyed at times.
*The singer threw ham sandwiches into the audience and the bass player launched his bass into the crowd for no apparent reason, then begged to get it back.
*They opened with "A Violent Reaction." They also played "Just so you Know," "Nothing Gets Nothing," "Seamless," another song off The War of Art I can't remember, "Sugars of Someday" and a some newer songs I don't care about.
*Didn't AHC used to have two keyboardists that looked like freaks? On Saturday, they only had one keyboardist who had short hair with a balding dome, a trimmed beard and he wore khakis. He looked like he worked at Target.

Static X
*Wayne Static just sounds weird. It's still Static X to me.
*Oh man, this was a fun time. Wisconsin Death Trip in its entirety mixed in with Wayne's naked wife running onto the stage to deliver shots, pills and dance awkwardly!
*Whenever I've seen Static X over the years, I always think to myself, "Ok, I've seen these guys too many times already. Why am I going to see them again?" Then when the show ended, I always had a much better time than I thought I would. It was the same thing on Saturday.
*Non WDT songs included "Dirthouse," "Cold," "Crusher Destroyer," "Get to the Gone," "Assassins of Youth" and maybe one or two more that I can't remember.
*Seriously, WTF is with Static's wife doing interpretive dances and baton twirling in her underwear during the show? Actually, I didn't mind it too much. I'd rather look at her than Static's ugly mug, I guess.

More random observations
*I was curious how many people would be at a show headlined by two acts from the Nu Metal era. I'd guess there was slightly more than 1,000 people in the place. A solid turnout.
*Of course, the hometown AHC was REALLY popular here back in the day. I can remember to going X Fest and AHC would have 20,000 people at Float Rite Park trying to murder each other. All the national acts were usually upstaged by this weird group of dudes from Minneapolis.
*AHC got a slightly better reaction than Static, but it was pretty close.
*The Skyway Theater had really good sound, at least up in the balcony where I was. It was my first time in the venue and, overall, I liked it. It's no First Ave., but it'll do.

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Old 06-09-2014, 06:04 AM
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Static's wife is Tera Wray. She used to be a pornstar, so that's cool.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:12 AM
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Saw AHC for the first time last summer and was really impressed, and yeah they just have the one keyboardist now(who at my show had a lot of technical problems with his gear)

They didn't end with the Patty Smith cover??
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:22 AM
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They didn't end with the Patty Smith cover??
Ended w/ "Nothing Gets Nothing."
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:12 AM
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Wayne Static just sounds weird. It's still Static X to me.
When I saw the title.. first thought: "Static X reformed?" second thought: "Not a chance."

I agree it sounds weird .. but Static X is done.. unless someone can point me to where Wayne is touring under the old band name / the old band is reforming / whatever... I've changed the title to reflect Wayne Static.

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You actually went?

Did you enjoy any of the 24 local bands?
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Did you enjoy any of the 24 local bands?
It's ok to make fun of me for going to see Static X (it's Static X, I don't care what the powers that be around here, or Tony Campos' lawyers, say) and AHC. But it is not ok to assume that I showed up early and watched the shitshow that was on before Static X and AHC.

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It's ok to make fun of me for going to see Static X (it's Static X, I don't care what the powers that be around here, or Tony Campos' lawyers, say) and AHC. But it is not ok to assume that I showed up early and watched the shitshow that was on before Static X and AHC.
I'll go ahead and say that Smile Empty Soul was the best band of all 26 bands that played on Saturday.

That REALLY says something.

But since you did bring it up. I couldn't find it funnier that Wayne Static does not own the right to the name Static X. That is Tim and Eric style mindblowing.

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I'll go ahead and say that Smile Empty Soul was the best band of all 26 bands that played on Saturday.

That REALLY says something.

But since you did bring it up. I couldn't find it funnier that Wayne Static does not own the right to the name Static X. That is Tim and Eric style mindblowing.

I saw Smile Empty Soul at a radio show when they first came out, I don't recall much but I think they were decent. Interestingly enough Jet opened and they ended up being the bigger band.
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I saw Smile Empty Soul at a radio show when they first came out, I don't recall much but I think they were decent. Interestingly enough Jet opened and they ended up being the bigger band.
2 Hit songs over 1 Hit song I guess is bigger.
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