Second Stage Down (headliner) Hatebreed (second headliner) Meshuggah Apex Theory Lostprophets Pulse Ultra Neurotica
Third Stage (first half) Flaw 3rd Stage Otep Seether Ill Nino Andrew W.K.
Third Stage (second half) Mushroomhead SoiL Chevelle Glassjaw The Used Switched
dates : July 2002 / Sept 2002 (see below)
Sinisstar performed a brief but awesome set of songs to open for Rob. hey were filming live footage for their forthcoming video and got a great close-up of myself head-banging ? so close I hit the camera-man with my hair ? thus molding me into a huge fan who is off to pre-order their album ASAP.
Rob opened with a huge set that rocked on until shortly after 10pm. Yes, only ten at night. The show started at 7:30 and, after Sinisstar jammed off and a short delay while a broken stage light was replaced, Zombie stomped into our minds around 8:15. His stageshow is awesome and beautiful. The Centerpiece is a huge head of Satan that opens to reveal Rob in front of his trademark Route 666 logo. Later on, in the footage from Rob's forthcoming movie, "House of 1000 Corpses", I glimpsed a similar head of Satan in the film footage.
"House of 1000 Corpses" will be out for Halloween 2002, according to Rob's announcement tonight. From the footage I saw, it is going to be freaky and cool (and terrifyingly great). Any fan of horror and especially any Rob Zombie fan must go see the movie when it is released.
Throughout the show, Kitty Moon came on the stage in different outfits to dance with the music. This woman is a goddess with moves to make every man cry. She is the beuty glimpsed in the "Superbeast" remix video as well as the cover of "American Made Music To Strip By" among other places. She is the obvious inspiration for so many of Rob's mood swings and wonderful songs. Many times in the middle of a song, Rob stopped stomping to look at her, honoring her with open arms while facing her dance-platform. I almost had the sensation that Rob would "pop the question" to her on the spot, the chemistry was so pure. When she came out for one of the performances with a spotlight to shine on the audience, Rob danced around her several times almost giddily.
A couple of times tonight, Rob was singing and disappeared behind
No one knew where he was, with Blasko,
playing on and Rob's voice shouting out.
Then before we knew it, Rob was on the dance floor with the security men getting close to the audience.
Having gotten to the Aragon early, I happened to be in the front row facing the stage and as soon as I saw Rob down in the pit with us, time slowed.
He chanted and roared and worked his way towards my side of the audience.
Many fans were grabbing out at him and he backed away casually and very cool.
Security pushed everyone's hands back and kept Rob at a distance, but Rob was not going for that.
At this point time was moving fast and slow at the same time as Rob
looked my way, saw me banging my head, long hair lashing out at the
security, my hand extended toward him, palm up.
He came to me and took my hand. It was such a brief contact, more of a ?gimme five?, but he held on to my hand for what seemed an eternity, almost shaking hands. He looked me in the eye and winked.
In a rush, everything sped up and Rob was gone back to the stage.
I was in awe, like a man touching the hand of a god. To come into contact with an idol is mind-blowing and breathtaking. I may be making more of this than it is and I am sure Rob sees millions of fans every show, but, for me it was such a great experience that I feel so good, I feel so numb. Yeah.
Overall, this was the best Rock Concert I have ever been to.
The band ?The Damned? apparently dropped out of the tour.
I have heard rumors that they were booed off the stage
a couple of times and, after downloading some of their songs in MP3 format,
I can see why.
A early 80's punk band has very little appeal to the hardcore Rob Zombie fanatic.
However, Sinisstar did a great job. They rocked hard and swayed and strutted and vogued for the video cameras and sang an extra song they apparently were told not to perform for some reason or other.
Thus Sinisstar has earned a fan in me. Rob held my hand for a brief moment of time and I became something more. Wow.
To those critics out there, especially those thinking, ?get a life?, I
have a life and I take pleasure in rejoicing in what little
opportunities my existence on this realm provides me.
I simply had a wildest dream come true tonight.
And it was the best night of my life so far.
Ok now the really bad-ass stuff! My friend Gina who went with us had
got 2 tickets for row 102! That's hella fucking close! The band is
like between 30 and 50 feet away! So I meet her there during the
middle of Adema(YUCK!). After Adema, it was P.O.D. I think? And then
after them it was ZOMBIE!!! So right after P.O.D. leaves the stage I
get all hyper active and shit cause Zombie is coming!!! They start
setting up the stage for him and they bring out 4 huge ass posters
with the faces of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekle/Mr. Hyde, The Wolf Man, and
The Phantom of the Opera(all where from 30's horror films)I freak as
soon as they put those up. Then about 10 minutes later the very first
track off of The Sinister Urge starts to play and I jump my ass up
and yell at the top of my lungs "Zombie motherfucker!!!" then the
band comes out to play my fav song off the new album "Demon Speeding"
Blasko(the bassist) runs out and without stopping falls head first
off the stage! He was ok and got right back up and acted like it
never happened, LMAO!!! Well anyways I really love the song so I
freak and start going nuts. I was jumping bashing my head and
yelling. My friend said I had as much energy as Rob Zombie, lol. I
yelled every word to all the songs they played. Ok to the funniest
shit I had ever seen in so many years, there was this young couple(I
think they where around 25? maybe older) in the very front row and
they where sitting down through Zombie and Zombie got pissed cause as
he was saying there is always a really true die-hard Zombie fan who
is hiding in the back that wants to be closer. So he starts talking
to the couple about how stupid they are and that they are probably
the same fucking people who leave during Crazy Train so they can get
out of the parking lot without having trouble. And that they probably
listened to hippie faggot shit, LOL!!! He kept on embarrasing them
and the whole crowd cheered him on and booed at the couple. So he
plays some more songs and he ran through the crowd and found a huge
Zombie fan in the grass. So he pulled him down and brought him
onstage and did a little speach about how this guy was a REAL fan
cause he had a really old White Zombie shirt on and he knew all the
words. So he puts him right in the front row where he belonged. And
then for one song he had the camera show the stupid couple on the big
screen through that whole song. And then Riggs brought out his blood
filled guitar and during the end of another song he poured some of
the blood into his mouth and spit it all over the stupid couple and
they hella freaked and tried to get the security guard to do
something and they wouldn't, LMAO!!!!! So they stood up and flicked
off Rob Zombie and where yelling some shit at him and
Riggs and I
guess they said something that Riggs didn't like so he tried to jump
down and kick their ass but all the guards came and grabbed him back
and Rob and Blasko ran over and Tempesta(the drummer)jumped down from
his drum-set to see what the hell was going on and both Blasko and
Tempesta where laughing their ass off while Zombie was making fun of
the stupid couple and Riggs was trying to kill them, LMFAO!!!. After
about 2 minutes of fighting they leave all hella pissed and shit with
blood all over them. And everybody cheered hella loud. God that was
the craziest and most fun I ever had at a concert! If you haven't
been to Ozzfest you BETTER GO! Funny shit like this doesn't happen at
normal concerts! -- devil_doll_13