Last Night: Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace & Seether At The Woodlands
First, Aftermath would like to give credit where it's due.
To everyone who attended the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival at the Woodlands Pavillion Monday night, we'd like to say thanks. Thank you for contributing to the festival's efforts to raise funds for the National Firefighters Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in connection with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Any bands - and any band's fans, for that matter - who donate any amount of monetary funds to our men and women in uniform are all right in our book.
On to the show...
Monday night, Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace and Seether headlined the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillon. The show was filled with fire, fireworks, screamy, gnarly vocal lines, shreddin' guitars and one extremely awkward moment.
Lighters and cell phones filled the sky, as A7X performed "So Far Away," telling the crowd that while they still missed "The Rev," they were ready to move on, continue making music and pleasing fans.
"It's what 'The Rev' would have wanted," vocalist M. Shadows told the crowd to a roar of applause.
We're not quite sure what the sound was, but there was a recurring pop in AX7's set, happening every four songs or so. Having seen them before, we knew it wasn't an issue with the sound; it was a planned occurrence, but it still made us double-check on their drummer, whom we thought might have exploded. Which would have made sense, given how heavy and non-stop his percussion was.
"The Rev" would have been proud.
Besides contributing to a worthy cause, A7X also polled fans on what their set list would be for this tour. The results were diverse, ranging from their first album to their most recent and everywhere in between, and it made us wonder why every artist doesn't do that.
"Don't like the set list?" a musician could ask from the stage. "Too bad. Y'all chose it."
And that would be that.