Date: 29th September 2005
Tour: Subliminal Verses Tour 2005
Country, Arena: Argentina, Buenos Aires Obras Sanitarias
Review: It was a rainy afternoon in buenos aires, and the people outside obras stadium was soaked waiting for the doors to open and let them in to see the band they've waiting for so long. 6 years and 3 albums took to take slipknot down here, but the experience was worth the long time.
About 8 p.m., the local band A.N.I.M.A.L.(fairly known in latin America) started playing. I´m not a fan at all, and I personally hate animal´s frontman, but it was an overall good performance, good sound, a nice setlist (6 or 7 songs), and a good reaction from the people…a nice way to start the night. 30 minutes or so later (punctuality at its best, must admit) the lights go down, the vol. 3 screen slowly starts to rise and prelude 3.0 kicks in. People sang this mellow song out from their fuckin´ souls (me included) so one could expect anything from the crowd for the rest of the show. The song ends, the 9 members get on stage, the blister exists begins, people goes completely mad, slipknot is here. Each song was chaos after chaos, pits were there for you to get your ass kicked, crowd surfers were also there to kick someone´s head (like mine), and maggots jumping and singing every song….anyway, everything a metal concert has to offer, was right there. Corey spoke a few words in Spanish from time to time (with bad grammar, but hey, it was a nice detail) but most of the time he talked in English, which people seemed to understand very well. He apologized for his voice, because he was very sick, he even said that he was feeling like passing out right on stage, but that he wouldn´t disappoint us (and he didn´t at all, his voice was allright, in my opinion). He also said that Buenos aires was the fucking craziest crowd he´d seen so far on south America (I think he was honest on this one, he looked and sounded really shocked). We did, of course, the crazy test…when corey asked us to get down on the ground, we did it almost immediately (hell, some of us were down even before he asked us to do so)…and we did obviously "JUMP DA FUCK UP" (replaced here by "SALTA, SALTA", Spanish for "JUMP, JUMP") and I gotta tell you, spit it out was probably the most chaotic song of them all, before and after jumping da fuck up. The setlist was allright, I would´ve liked to hear eyeless, three nil, or liberate tough, but anyway people sang their asses off in every song like I said before, we specially helped corey with duality (he said "I need your help on the next one, this song is a bitch"). Now onto the technical stuff, the sound was good overall, in my opinion Joey's bass drums were way too loud, so in some songs when the double bass drumming went full speed, things got a bit confusing. Also, from my position, I couldn´t hear mick´s guitar sometimes, which is a shame since I practically lost the solos in vermillion and pulse of the maggots…anyway, some guys who where in the front-middle all the time said that the sound there was almost perfect. For surfacing, corey got on stage with the Argentinean flag on his shoulders, and then he hung it on joey´s drumkit, for the great finale.
An incredible night, with incredible music and a sick fucking crowd, it was indeed one life, nine hearts and eighteen hands that ripped us all apart.
(sorry for the bad grammar!!)
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