On this date in history, 9/10/2006, Deer Creek hosted the Family Values Tour, featuring Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Flyleaf, Dir En Grey, 10 Years, Bury Your Dead, Deadsy, Bullets And Octane, and Walls Of Jericho.
Right away, Walls Of Jericho set the bar high, delivering a crushing opening set. Bullets And Octane were more of an old school hard rock band with a little punk spice. I enjoyed their set, too.
Deadsy featured Gregg Allman’s son, but I don’t think the offspring inherited much of the old man’s talent.
Bury Your Dead and 10 Years played good sets, but surprisingly it was the female fronted bands who got the biggest mosh pit action that day.
Walls Of Jericho were unmatched until Flyleaf took the stage, and although their music was nowhere near as fierce, the crowd had grown by their stage time, and the metal masses were hungry for action.
The pits made Flyleaf much more interesting to me than they would have been otherwise. Stone Sour, Deftones, and Korn all delivered killer sets and topped off a great day of sunshine, a little rain, and a lot of rocking!
Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic