07.12.2007 Deftones / First to Last / Die Mannequin
I can't remember the last time that I have ever been so disappointed in my life. Not getting to hear The Blood Brothers play "Ambulance, Ambulance" the last 2 times I've seen them or Wintersleep play "People Talk", while dissatisfying, really doesn't compare to this. Three Nights of Deftones and three mediocore setlists. (note: if you are kind of lost see the last 3 posts)
Once again, Die Mannequin and From First to Last opened the show. Both bands really did not deviate too much from the last two nights. I'm still not sure that I like Die Mannequin song-wise, but as like the last two shows, they were pretty entertaining. From First to Last still did nothing for me. I'll note that they are still quite infatuated with Transformers. The only thing that would have piqued my interest was if someone had fallen off the stage again (see night 1).
By the time the Deftones hit the stage, I was already wondering if I had wasted my money. The final tallies were posted on the band's myspace a couple of hours before - to my chagrin. The result were what I had feared; the majority of the songs were standard set songs. At that point, I could only hope for deviation. Well I sort of got what I wanted. The set was really just combination of the first 2 nights. Crowd favourite like Bored, Passenger, Engine no. 9, My Own Summer and 7 Words were all played. Also played were 2 older songs that I could do without: Elite and Back to School. The latter being a song that the band once mentioned as being a song that they never liked. Most glaring were omissions of neither any cover songs, nor any cover snippets (ie: engine no. 9>Wicked, 7 words>say it ain't so ). At the very least I was hoping Teething would have been played on at least one of the shows. A more objective view of the show would be that it was pretty decent show; they did play well over 90 minutes. However, for the third night of a three night stand, coupled with a choose your own setlist dangled over my nose, my expectations were high. So was my disappointment.
My Own Summer (Shove it)
Be Quite and Drive
Around the Fur
Rats! Rats! Rats!
Engine no. 9
Hole In the Earth
Back to School
$10/$50 - I don't think I'll pay to see Deftones again.