26 Re: Review your UPROAR experience... on Fri 24 Sep 2010, 20:13
City: Sacramento, CA
Venue: Sleep Train Amphitheater
Date: Sept 22nd
be prepared for a long story hahaha
Driving to the venue took a long time and i thought we were going the wrong way because we were out in the middle of nowhere for a while. we finally saw a large building in the distance and figured it must be the venue... it was. why an amphitheater is out in the middle of nowhere like that, i don't know but it was. when we got there, we thought parking and getting in would take an extremely long time, but we were parked and inside in about 5 minutes. the security there wasn't strict at all. they just patted you down super quick and sent you in. i totally could've worn my tripp pants (>.<)
After we were in, we walked around a little to check stuff out and then we just chilled on a grass hill by the Rockstar stage. there was a guy doing a mic check for it and he was yelling "check one two HEY YEEEAAAHHH!!!!" in some sort of half way there metal growls. it was hilarious! soon, it was about time for Hellyeah to perform so we made our way over to the Jagermeister stage to see them. i wanted to see them, but the friends i was with didn't know who they were so they didn't really care if they saw them or not. about two or three songs later, i saw them kinda getting into the music and they said they wanted to stay for a few more songs because they liked it. that made me happy.
when Hellyeah was just about done with their set, we made our way over to the Rockstar stage to see Halestorm. on the way, we stopped and got shirts. i barely had enough money to get one. i gave the lady 2 dollars in coins. it was like 6 quarters and 5 dimes and she looked at me like "you've got to be kidding me". i wanted my friggin' shirt so i didn't care haha. right when we got to the Rockstar stage and found our seats, the girl from Halestorm started singing and she was AMAZING!!! after she did her solo, the rest of the band came on and they were pretty good and i think i'll check them out further.
after Halestorm was Stone Sour. i knew a few songs they played and i sang/screamed along. we were into it, but not standing or going super crazy. we (especially me) had to save our energy and i don't think my friends really knew who they were (which i thought was crazy). at one point, Corey asked the crowd who had the album Come Whatever May. i was the only person in my immediate area who yelled. i thought a lot of people would, but no. i kinda felt like a dumbass, but whatever. i wanted Stone Sour to know i had the album and i loved it. they were pretty badass and i'm totally getting their new album Audio Secrecy.
Avenged Sevenfold was next. i had my sister's camera and i took video of their intro and of "Nightmare". at this point, we were all standing. two of my friends were mainly there for them, while me and another friend were there for Disturbed. during Avenged Sevenfold's performance, i started getting really into it. i was screaming the songs i knew and during "Unholy Confessions" i metal growled the parts that were metal growled. they had a banner up for Jimmy (The Rev.) and they played "So Far Away". during that song, the whole crowd had up their sell phones, lighters, whatever light they had in honor of Jimmy. it was definately one of the best moments of the entire night.
finally the moment i had been waiting for had arrived... DISTURBED!!! the instant the lights went out, i stood up and started filming. i got "Remnants" and "Asylum" and it looks really good considering the fact that i'm short and there were taller people in front of me haha. i got David running onto the stage. i also got all of the video intro and Dan playing too. Those were things i really wanted to get so i was damn happy. i will admit, filming it was a bitch, but it looks awesome haha. anyways, i gave Disturbed everything i had. i screamed every song and got super into it. there was a song where i had no idea what it was. i don't know if it was because it was excited or what, but i could not figure out what it was until David started singing. i found this to be odd because i can recognize every song by them and on this one, i totally drew a blank. i tried jumping during "Fear", but i kept running into the seats. i was scared i'd somehow fall over them and get hurt so i stopped haha. during "Land of Confusion", David said "there's too many men and not enough pussy". i saw that coming and screamed it but busted up laughing right after. i looked over at my friend and the look on his face was like "wtf?!". it was awesome. i filmed the solo for "Stricken" because it's one of my favorite guitar solos and Dan is my favorite guitarist. it was going to be a perfect vid and then this kid knocked into me right when Dan was about to finish and i hit the shutter button a few seconds before it ended :'( i saw the most epic sight during "Ten Thousand Fists". everytime David said "ten thousand fists in the air" the whole crowd would raise their fists. that was frickin' AWESOME!!! Disturbed had a badass set. they played "Prayer", "Liberate", and "Stupify" which are some of my favorite songs. songs i wished they played are "The Animal", "The Night", "The Infection", and "Serpentine", but i understand they had a small time frame and they did an amazing job with the time they had. it was the best hour of my life by far.
when we were heading back to the car, i saw people selling Disturbed shirts for $10 and that upset me because i had no more money :( getting out of the parking lot was sort of a hassle, but we got out quicker than i expected and passed Hellyeah's tour bus right when we got out. we stopped at a gas station to get gas and snacks and we saw their tour bus again. the only downer about the whole thing was i got contact high from all the people smoking weed there. i don't do stuff like that so it was my first time being high. i didn't like the feeling much and what's worse was that i felt it the entire next day. the night was still awesome though. it was my first time ever seeing Stone Sour, Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed. it was the best night of my life with Disturbed being the highlight of that night, and i will forever remember the night i was struck by the sight of Ten Thousand Fists in the air.