Monday, May 30, 2011

Deftones Weekend, Part 2


"Should I ignore the fashion, or go by the book?

Deftones, Around the Fur

Back in about 1997(ish), My brother and I were home one day, he in his room, and me in mine. I was doing something not to engaging, because I heard a song through the wall that made me get up and ask what it was. I thought it was Tool, but better sounding (I am, admittedly, not a huge Tool fan)... He said no, turned it up a bit, and said it was The Deftones.

I borrowed the CD, Adrenaline, for about the next 12 months or so.

Since that day, I fell in love with them. Their mix of heavy and melodic makes for such a unique and influential style and catalogue of music. Every one of their albums is beautiful in their own way, whether it be through brutal songs like "My Own Summer," "Rocket Skates," and "When Girls Telephone Boys," the flowy riffs of "Be Quiet and Drive," "Kimdracula," and "Sextape," or songs that went against their "type," like "Mascara," "Teenager," "Pink Cellphone"... In fact, during a time when many of their compatriots took the more mainstream route, The Deftones put out a very different type of album, "White Pony". To this day, I find it to be perfect in it's entirity. It's the album I've gotten people to listen to them through. To this day, it is my favorite album ever, from my favorite band ever.

The first time I saw The Deftones live was in 1998, as part of the Vans Warped Tour. They played for a half hour, in the middle of a hot summer day.  It was loud and violent and aggressive.  And perfect.


In total, I think I've seen them about 10 times.  Last weekend, I did something I've wanted to do for years, and that's see them two nights in a row: Saturday in Orlando, and Sunday, in Boca Raton, along with Dillenger Escape Plan and Le Butcherette.  The following are pictures and set lists from both shows.  Enjoy!







Saturday Setlist
Diamond Eyes
Rocket Skates
Birthmark
Engine No. 9
Be Quiet and Drive
My Own Summer
Digital Bath
Korea
Hexagram
Minerva
Bloody Cape
You've Seen the Butcher
Sextape
Knfe Prty
Hole in the Earth
Cherry Waves
Feiticeira
Elite
Change (In the House of Flies)
Passenger (with Greg Puciato from Dillenger Escape Plan)
(encore)
Root
7 Words (with Chino singing Katy Perry's "Firework" in there)

Sunday Setlist
Diamond Eyes
Rocket Skates
Birthmark
Engine No. 9
Be Quiet and Drive
My Own Summer
Digital Bath
Korea
Hexagram
Minerva
Bloody Cape
You've Seen the Butcher
Sextape
Knife Prty
Korea
Change (In the House of Flies)
Elite
Feiticeira
Passenger (with Greg Puciato from Dillenger Escape Plan)
Back to School
(Encore)
Root
7 Words

I've got videos to upload still, so I'll add them later.  As for my Tweets (with links to my Twitpics), in backwards order:

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I've always been of the belief that if there's a band that you like coming to town, that you shouldn't find excuses not to go see them.  Concerts are one of the funner things in life that I've found, and I'll always do my best to see any of my favorite bands live, and I think that you should, too.

Ian

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