Review: Korn at the Fillmore Auditorium, 2/28/12
Eric Gruneisen No 1 Left Standing last night at the Fillmore Auditorium.
Before the main acts of the evening took the stage at the Fillmore, locals No 1 Left Standing started things off for an eager crowd of diehard Korn fans that had started lining up as early as 9 a.m., a queue that grew over the course of the day and stretched from the front gates of the Fillmore all the way down to 17th Avenue by the time doors opened at 6:30 p.m.
No 1 Left Standing took the stage not to long after doors just before 7:30 to a pre-recorded intro that played for a few minutes before the sextet broke into its first song. With only a twenty minutes, the band delivered a high energy set that whipped the by now almost full house into a frenzy. The already rowdy crowd was sent over the top by a tight rendition of "Bulls On Parade" by Rage Against the Machine, which stoked a swirling mosh pit in the center of the crowd, energy which would be tempered by what happened next.
Eric Gruneisen No 1 Left Standing at the Fillmore Auditorium last night.
Just when the crowd was ready for more, Belarde deceivingly told them that they had time for one more song. "One for all the haters out there," he declared. "Who hates someone really bad?" he asked. The crowd braced themselves to be taken to yet to another level and responded with a deafening roar. Then in one of the best ploys in recent memory, he informed the crowd, "We're not going to play that song. Come to the Summit Saturday Night, and we'll play it." And with that, the house lights came on. -- EG
Personal Bias: There was a period of the show last night at which I remembered P.O.D. existed. I'm convinced this cannot be a good thing.
By the Way: During Davis's jaunts for oxygen, he passed by a substantial mass of kids sequestered backstage. Does that make them Children of the Korn?
Random Detail: In Russian, the backwards R character is a "ya." This meant that during a trip to Siberia last year, new friends frequently asked me if I am a "Koyan" fan. Two weeks in, I finally got it.
Fillmore Auditorium - 2/28/12
03. "No Place to Hide"
04. "Helmet in the Bush"
05. "Narcissistic Cannibal"
06. "Chaos Lives in Everything"
07. "My Wall"
08. "Get Up!"
09. "Way Too Far"
10. "Here To Stay"
11. "Freak On a Leash"
12. "Falling Away From Me"
13. "Another Brick in the Wall" (Pink Floyd cover)
14. "Shoots and Ladders"
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