On this date in history, 10/6/1999, The Family Values Tour, featuring Limp Bizkit, Filter, Korn, The Crystal Method and Staind, touched down at MSA. Some random memories…Staind was kind of aggravating to me, because their singer, Aaron Lewis was just so mellow in between songs. He has a killer singing voice and the band sounded great, but he might as well have been giving a lecture on watching paint dry when he talked to the crowd…just boring and zero enthusiasm…side note; he’s a Country singer now! The Crystal Method was the closest thing I’ve ever been to a rave. I have to admit, all that electronic stuff sounded amazing, and the subsonic bass was pretty impressive! Korn followed them and by that time I was ready for some guitars, so that worked out fine. DMX was originally supposed to fill that slot, but he exited the tour not long before the Indy date, so Korn was a late replacement, much to my son’s dismay. I would have been open minded to a killer set of DMX spitting some rhymes, but at that time I was pretty stoked that I got to see Korn. Filter was really good…Richard Patrick’s vocals were shredding and they definitely played an outstanding show. I know it’s really fashionable to hate Limp Bizkit now, but the fact remains that they were a tremendous live band at that time. They had that capacity arena bouncing, moshing and generally losing their minds! All in all, a pretty damned entertaining show!
Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic
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