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Live from Crüe Fest: Portland! (with updates)

We just wrapped up the first band of 5 that are playing Crüe Fest 2008. Trapt just finished a short set. Trapt rocks, we have at least one of their disks... Sixx AM is getting ready to start.

Trapt was great, and they promised to return to Portland in a few months.

We have the "cheap seats", all the way in the back of the Rose Garden arena, about half way up. For Trapt, the area around us was largely empty. Except of course for the one guy directly in front of us with only one brain cell. I seriously want to tell him that the band can't see him and the band can't hear him and no one likes his bonehead attempt at stadium seat head banging and moshing. F'ing loser, blocking my view.So far the crowd seems really really diverse. I am excited to see Papa Roach and Buckcherry, and really excited to see the Crüe. It has been 10 years since we saw Motley Crüe at the Schnitzer. And I really like their new album.

Well, hopefully the asshole in front of me doesn't block the entire show...

Oh yeah, I thought I would mention that all of the TShirts are available online and are cheaper than they are here.... We just looked them up... The free WiFi at the Rose Garden is really helpful...

Update:
Sixx:AM was ok. They are my least favorite of the five. But they were OK.

Papa Roach was awesome. I have seen them a couple other times. They really know how to entertain. They rocked seriously...

I snapped a couple pics of the idiot:
that I will upload later
. Notice his crappy homemade tattoo that says "Pot" and some other unreadable stuff... The best part was during Papa Roach he shouted "why don't you come closer so I can smoke some god damn pot". Just now during the break he shouted "I hope something breaks in my head and goes off in here. I want to know why I do what I do.". He shouted that. I have no idea what the hell he is on.

One guy came and sat in our row, so drunk he couldn't stand. Luckily he left before he could ralph on me...

Buckcherry is up next...

Update:
Buckcherry sucked. No other way to put it. Very dissapointing. I really like their music but their live performance is terrible. Lead singer Josh Todd couldn't work a crowd to save his life. He was so stuck on himself and the band tried to pull off sort of a jam session type act during "Crazy Bitch" which just didn't work at all. But their biggest problem was they just are terrible at engaging the crowd and making a connection... They should take some lessons from Papa Roach.

Now waiting for the Crüe.....

Final Update:
Motley Crüe put on a great show. The band is showing their age a bit, which was most aparant in their crowd working. They just seemed a little tired. The show was EPIC. Explosions. Fireworks. Crazy lights. Video. Porn. Alcohol. Everything that you would imagine when you think Motley Crüe. Although, their encore was a little bit of a letdown, they only played "Home Sweet Home".

All in all, this was a great show, even though Buckcherry was a disappointment.

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