Wow, cool memories Shaneo !!!
Well, the only thing I can say, cause I only went to ONE FUCKING DOWN GIG in my whole life (for now, for now...), is that it's without a doubt one of my best live moments of all times...
It was at Barcelona '09 Sonisphere, I sticked to the second stage the whole afternoon to see them... And man, WHAT A PERFORMANCE !!! They just blown out the whole festival, I love Metallica, MH and all these bands, but DOWN's perforamnce was surreal, cause the most human of all.
First of all, I loved to see Pepper coming for his own soundcheck, a cigarette in his mouth, a red bandana on the head, was fucking cool.
I remember one crowdsurfer being pulled out by security, they were about to kick him out but Phil told them to make him come back, he held the dude's hand tight and they sang together a bit of a song, it was awesome ! Seriously, who would do this, if not Phil ???
And what a surprise when at the end of the show, for Bury Me In Smoke, MASTODON's dudes replaced DOWN on stage to play the song (well, Phil was still holding the mic though, thanks for our ears), and Pep, Kirk and Jim were hanging around with beers
, it was a lot of fun, an awesome surprise.
What more can I say, these guys probably defines best what is a REAL LIVE ROCK SHOW.
I have some very cool pics taken from the rail, and a fucking cool vid of Mastodon's moment, I'll post them later