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So I'm Seeing Hinder and Shinedown Tonight

Actually, make that Hinder, Shinedown, Trapt, Rev Theory and Red.

I have so little desire to see this show I actually forgot about it. Seriously.

I was grocery shopping last night and Eric mentioned the show. I blinked at him. I've never forgotten about a concert in my life.

Until now.

I've never dreaded a concert in my life. Until now.

Why am I going? Because the show is a make-up date from X-Fest which was originally set for September. X-Fest featuring Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry I might add. Days before the show, Avenged Sevenfold had to cancel because of illness. I was o.k. with this because I was still going to see Buckcherry. Day of the festival there was a massive weather event in Dayton, Ohio and the entire event was scrapped.

Fast forward to today and the make-up gig.

So, I paid for a concert I'm not seeing...but I'm seeing, if that makes any sense. I'm trying to get pumped, because I do love live music...but I'm so swamped, I really needed the evening to work.

Notwithstanding that my actual job (you know, the thing that pays the mortgage and the hosting for Bring Back Glam!?) is insane right now. There's also the matter of Rock Gone Wild, Christmas, transcribing two interviews for this site, cutting a "best of 2008" show for Metal Express Radio and so many other things I seriously get chest pains thinking about it all.

More than likely, I'll post a review of the show tomorrow.

Shinedown "Devour"

Reader Comments (13)

I actually caught Rev Theory, Trapt and Hinder live on Friday night.

Rev Theory was better than I expected. Trapt was slightly better than they were at Cruefest, but still kind of boring.

Hinder was excellent. For being in a small club, they have a huge stage set up. It was a good show.
Just Watch after the show Hinder will be one of ur fav. bands just got to give them a chance and rock out! and don't leave the show early!
December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Geez Allison,
I was surprised you didnt go see KIX and Spread Eagle in Long Island Sat. night, we took a 4 hr road trip to check it out and it was awesome.Great show Great crowd I even did a few shots of Jager with Ray from Spread eagle.
December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFitz
Rev Theory= very good
December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn
I'm obsessed with Shinedown right now.I just can't get enough of 'em. I saw them the night b/f Thanksgiving with Avenged and Buckcherry. Incredible line up! I'm curious what you thought of shinedown Ally.
December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkari
I'll be interested to hear what Shinedown are like live. I hadn't come across them before but have just done a review of Devour for a magazine. Now I seem to be hearing about them everywhere.
December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercinnamon
funny thing about this, with me anyway. So many times I buy tickets months in advance, get all hyped up and it turns out to be a so so show. The last minute or ones you could care less about turn out to be the best ones.!! Have Fun.
December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertodd wiggy
Rev Theory is really awesome and I LOVE Shinedown! I heard that Rev Theory and Shinedown will be touring together next year. I'm anxious for that pair up!
December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJames
Oh yeah, and Allyson, definitely check out the Rev Theory guitar player, Rikki Lixx. He's unreal and I'm sure you will approve!
December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJames
Shinedown is amazing, at least on their studio albums. I've never seen them live, but I do love their songs. Brent has a crazy range! (That is, if he can pull those notes off live.)

I saw Hinder, Trapt, and Rev Theory a few weeks ago. Rev Theory's great live. They put on an awesome show, and Rich is a really nice guy. Rikki Lixx is a pretty good guitar player as well.

Trapt, as someone else said, was better than they were at Cruefest, but they're still pretty boring.

Hinder. Is. AWESOME. Now, I'll be the first to say I HATE Lips of an Angel, but many of their other songs are good. Their new album rocks, especially the track with Mick Mars playing on it. And no matter the songs on the charts, the guys still did an autograph signing after the show (could've been part of the Jagermeister tour, though.) and they were all very nice. :)

Red's pretty good too. I like a few songs, and I saw them live in April with Seether/Flyleaf. The guys are really nice too.
December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMakel
ur gonna fall in luv with hinder just u wait and see..i cant wait to hear your review so i can hear u apologize for all the crap you talk about hinder...just you wait and see
December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrandon
December 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
No review?? :(
December 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMakel

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