arrived at the venue sometime before doors. place wasn't sold out at all. but probably should have been had the promoters not held onto 100 tickets to be sold at the door. ppl who didn't have tickets probably didn't bother to show up. for the first time at the mesa luna the doors ppl have metal detectors. yes, metal detectors. converge shows, bring the heavy artillery.
mare, 2nd time seeing them, parts of their show are pretty good. others, boring. same as last time.
cursed, not bad. 3rd time seeing them now. i've come to the conclusion that they're a solid opener, but not a headliner. they're not a bad band, but not extraordinary either. solid show nonetheless though.
terror. oh man. what a show. in converge's words, "vogel is still crucial." lol. they played 30 min. stage divers, head stompers, 2 steppers and circle pitters all represented. there were times where i feared for the life of my camcorder. all good times. no super ridiculous vogelisms this time. lots of pit action. and swinging fists. saw this one guy in a blue t-shirt with a bloody nose. and i don't think it was from doing blow.
converge was great as well. bannon shaved his head. good idea since he's getting thin up there. yuk yuk yuk yuk. they played a little under an hour. mostly songs off of you fail me. with a few notable exceptions. saddest day being one of them of course. it was good but overall it seemed to lack energy. there was not as much pit action during converge as there was for terror. drummer was having a few technical difficulties as well. most notable was the kick drum coming lose every few songs.
one of the more amusing pit annectdotes was seeing someone crowd surf into the on coming path of a head stomper. the result was some knee on face action.
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