Rob Zombie!

Just got back from Sandstone (I refuse to call it the “Verizon Wireless Amphitheater”).

We didn’t bother to stick around for Godsmack — not really into them at all, and it was fucking COLD on the lawn. Thankfully, tonight had them going on *after* Rob Zombie, otherwise we’d still be there.

A group called Shinedown was the opening act — not too bad, but nothing to write home about. The only memorable song was a cover of “Simple Kind of Man.”

Rob Zombie, on the other hand……

Lasers, pyro, honest-to-god guitar solo wankery, smoke, a giant robot, platform go-go dancer/cheerleaders, and projection screens with late 50s/early 60s horror movie trailers, Betty Page 8mm films, clips of the Manson family, scenes from “House of 1000 Corpses” and “Devil’s Rejects”, and Ultraman and Kaiju films…..and the band playing the whole set under black light and strobes. They played a good mix of new stuff (“American Witch” kicked it off, for example) and old (“More Human Than Human”, “Thunderkiss ’65”), and, as I predicted, the encore was “Dragula”, complete with accompanying clips from the “Hot Rod Herman” episode of the Munsters.

WOW.

Got a shirt. Yay for me!

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