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04/18/10 09:46 - ID#51414

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Beethoven 2010

So I mentioned in a previous Post that On Thursday I missed the Sabrers Game since I went to se Trans-Siberian Orchestra . Now I know what some might be thinking it isn't Christmas Time. That is correct well this is a non christmas tour. There is an album that I don't have Beethoven's Last night. I don't want to give anything away about the show other then to say it was great and go see them. If I drove I would go see them again someplace else. Yes this is kinda A rock Opera or an album performance type show like the Christmas show. The Basic Story is that Beethoven on the night of his Death is visited by the Devil who wants his soul or his music and from there the story goes deeper. Now before I get to pictures from the show I have pictures from before the show of Downtown Buffalo and Shea's Performing Arts Center.



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I couple more pictures of Shea's and then The Trans-Siberian Orchestra.



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In Picture form sometimes TSO I Like to Call the TSO Light show. The reason is that Picture wise often you notice the lights more then you do them. These pictures where taken from the balcony . What the Pictures can't show is how (at least to me) how Awesome The Trans-Siberian Orchestra's music really is ok back to Pictures.



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Some Might Ask why so many pictures of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Well to be honest in small size pictures or on the camera one or at least me can't tell how they will look on the screen. Sometimes the ones that look dark you can see the band the best in.



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I know I had a great time. I have no idea if these pictures are a good representation of the show or not. I would go to this again for sure though.
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Category: concerts

11/15/09 12:01 - ID#50306

Metallica Was Amazing

So On Tuesday I went to see Metallica. In some ways it turned out to be strange the entire exprence really was but also very good. I took the day off of work (if you are reading this thanks boss) and slept in. I went down to the Arena early so that I could find out about taking pictures. So I turned out Cameras where allowed. Yes around 4pm there was a small line. So I go over to Benchwarmers. They are having like a preshow thing there. No tables where free so I left. It is really a cool place. Looking back I was an Idiot, I should have ate at the bar, well I assume you could have tobad I didn't think of that then. If I would have done that, then when I bought merch I wouldn't have worried about spilling food and I would have it all, and my next day wouldn't have been ruined. When that Happened I was so pissed.
1. At my self for not paying more attenion
2. At my self for not just thinking to put my gear on
3. At who ever the no good dirty fucking low as snake in the grass fucking fake ass Metallica fan who would do something that low
4. Anyone in my section who saw the miss dead and didn't say anything to that ass fuck (assuming they knew and saw).

Well after not eating at benchwarmers I made a decesion that seemed good at the time but maybe based on what happened wasn't. I decide to just get in line and wait. Maybe I could have ate at pearl st. I forgot about them but everyplace else seemed so far from the arena that I figured just wait in line. When I walked in it was odd to be in so soon I got to the merch area and I was the only one there some of the prices whern't up yet. I should have taken that as a sign to eat everything then get merch then go to my seat. At the time it blew me away I'm used to having a big line in front of me.

Band wise Volbeat was pretty good and Lamb Of God was pretty good to. Could understand is talk but not his singing I just figured that is how he sings. Metallica was amazing. Well here are some pictures from the show. I'm just going to put up the Metallica Pictures.



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Well if you didn't get enough Pictures you can allways go to my webshots page. Also there is a site called livemettalica that I haven't checked out yet where you can download any show they do, for a fee not sure how much. I May have to do the Buffalo show but we shall see. I thought they did a pretty good set list and mixed in old and New I just wish they also played Welcome Home (Sanitaruim) and For Whom the Bells Toll, but It was a great time even with the loss of my stuff. I guess that should teach me to either not buy stuff, pay more attention, don't be so picture obbessed, all ways put on what you buy or a combo of things, I know the next time a go to something I'm putting my stuff on like how I do. Hey I thought San Fran shirt and Jacket I match it matches the band and was feeling way to good about my self maybe that is the lesson to be learned.
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Category: concerts

10/20/09 07:47 - ID#50063

AC/DC was Insanely Great

The tickets I had where will call so I had to pick them up, the line for that was long but no where near as long as the line to get in but they both got kinda mixed up. "The Pat Down" was annoying but oh well. Then I had to get some Merch and some food also.



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I can Admit the I liked the band that opened up for AC/DC called The Answer, even though I have never heard of them. I think they said they are from Bellfast might have the wrong place in Irealand .



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I can't think of a hit that AC/DC didn't do plus they did some new stuff. If they didn't do stuff from the new CD (I don't have it) I think that would have caused some problems. The show started with "rock n' roll train" not sure what the tittle is but that is what I know it as. The video presentation of it and the start of the show was amazing. Here are the shots that I got. It can't equal what it was like to see it in person but any one who sees this gets the general idea.



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Yes the show was not cheap but it was so worth the money. One of the reasons is that the show they put on is amazing. Now if this was a TV show this would be what they call breaking the 4th wall. If my memory is correct the first show I saw that did that was moonlighting, yes Bruce Willis would talk to the viewer, what a great show that was. Ok back to my point I'm not sure how much commentary I'm going to put into the pictures but for now here are somemore and maybe I'll talk about the effects or if I can remember the song that they where playing or what ever.



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To try and Pick a Favorite AC/DC song would be tough. Thunderstruck is pretty good though. They used to play it at sporting events all the time. They used to play it at Bandits games. The Funny thing is when they would play it when it was the Bandits vs. The Baltimore Thunder they wouldn't play all it saying "Thunder Sturck" Or even "Thunder" would be giving a boost to the wrong team. Maybe my memory or thoughts on that is wrong though so who knows..........





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One thing with posting concert pictures is sometimes I feel like it is more of a light show, since often you see the lights more then the band. Hopefully with the pictures in a biger size then thumbnails you can see the band in there.


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The Effects Durring "War Machine" Where pretty cool. They had tanks and planes and then they had like a close up and it was like angus flying and then the bombs they where dropping where women. If you have the chance travel and go see AC/DC close by if the tour is close enough still.


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I had a great time. They used that train for effects also. Lets see smoke came out of, a giant Girl sat on it and tapped her foot, flames shot out of it, that was pretty cool. Well here are yet more pictures to give a general sense of things.



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Well due to the time factor I will cut it here and say that yes at the end of the show they had cannons that was pretty cool. And there was a point where the train went away and the two screens became one. Well it gives you the general sense and if you made it this far hope you liked this post.
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Category: concerts

04/16/09 07:27 - ID#48407

As Summer Dies + (3rd Post)

So for those that may not know on Saturday I went to a concert at the Tralf. I think it was an all day thing but I thought the doors opened at 6pm so I got there then and had a great time. I heard some bands I liked and some that where not my thing. It has been so long since I've been to a show with Heavy Music. It Felt pretty good. I'm not a pit guy so I stayed away from the stage. I had a problem in that I never got my ticket, As Summer Dies worked things out for me so that was pretty cool of them, they could have been dicks about it.

The second to last band I heard people yelling get off the stage and stuff. I guess when there are a lot of bands and you are there to see the band you want to see then that might happen. The good side to that is that you get to see a bunch of bands. The down side is they don't get to play that long. All in all it was a good time. I really liked the closing band. Yes I had trouble hearing the vocals but that might have been the way the guys voice is or maybe it is from my ears being blasted or a tech issue not sure. Here is the band that I have no Idea who they are.



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I also wanted to see a Band called His Name was Yesterday. I saw them once before and remembered liking them.


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The Band that got me to go to the show is As Summer Dies. I can't say what I really like about them. To say I like how the guy sings is true. I also like Angel on base with her awesome hair and Ink plus she spins and stuff you would have to see her in person. I wouldn't know how to say what there sound is but they have some really great songs. Well here they are.



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I had a great time and did buy some Merch as well.



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I know I'm a bit early but hope everyone has a great weekend.
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Category: concerts

06/23/08 07:01 - ID#44760

Dethklok

So again for anyone that reads my blog like the last one I have to say sorry for no photos but maybe some people who took pictures last night will post them on the web a search will bring them up. I called about 4pm and they didn't know if cameras were allowed since it is up to the band. No since I don't live in Downtown Buffalo nor do I have a car if the policy is no Cameras then I would be screwed so I just didn't take it. I have to admit that the lineup before the show was pretty interesting, in a you had to be there kind of way. The concert sold out as I was in line.

I wish I knew enough about music to do a pro write up and say what kind of metal everything was. The first band was Soilentgreen I thought they played pretty heavy and where pretty good, oh yeah and they have some cool looking merch also. The second band was Chimaira who I have heard of any I would guess knew one of there songs and they where really good also. I wish I knew how to describe there sound. There was a lot of head banging and people in the pits and crowd surfing and all that good stuff you get at a metal show. The Headliners where Deathklok. By that time my hearing was a little damaged and understanding vocals was pretty tough. That being said Dethklok was amazing. The players from the show where on stage with the cartoon on a screen in the background you mostly saw the screen but you could tell the players looked nothing like the band, but that was still cool. They did have a story about the band playing the concert and a couple times had Deathklok on stage and then when they left the players left also. The only thing is from where I was standing the screen on stage looked like it had a middle section that was different then the other two sections but it didn't hurt the cartoon that much. I was surprised that I didn't see anyone at the show in costume. There were some other little cool parts that I won't give away. That being said I think that after season two they should tour again. The other thing that I would like to see is one of there concerts on DVD that would be cool maybe even make it into a movie where you see the animated band backstage and stuff. The band was awesome and the show is awesome and I had a great time. Yes there where mostly dudes and most ladies where with dudes but I'm sure there where some who weren't with guys. I would advise any one who can go see Dethklok to do so it is a pretty cool tour.
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06/21/08 04:55 - ID#44742

Hatebreed And More

So last night I got to go see some Heavy Music and I had a good time. Do to the timing of it I didn't get to take my Camera but turns out I could have but didn't know that before hand. I would loved to take pictures of people in the pit during Hatebreed, it looks pretty wild and I did see a few people and this one cute chick take a pretty hard slam of course I don't know how hard to floor really is. So for those of you who read my multiple blogs or look at my pictures sorry I didn't get any it would have been good to have some at least of some of the fine ladies and I don't just mean the thin as a rail ones or the hottie bar tender.

The opening band was I guess a hardcore band from Cleveland called Scalrea. I liked them but think maybe I've seen them open up before but not sure. they were followed by 3 inches of blood. I only knew one of their songs but they where really good. I guess they way to describe them is the singers sound high pitched like Rob Halford and the guitar is really good, the one guy kinda looks like a young James Hatfield from the early days of Metallica. I don't know how they sound On a CD but live they where amazing. The two Headliners where Type O Negative and Hatebreed. I used to listen to Type O but it has been some time, I don't know how to describe there sound really it is kinda I don't know but it was a good time. I talked to someone before they came on and had a nice time, hey if you are reading this is was a nice time. The reason I say that is there where some people there who looked like I have seen them before but that I don't know aka FF or Famiiaur Faces. Even though I was loosing my hearing at that point Hatebreed was really good. And it was nice to rock out get some exercise and watch people in the pit. Hey don't join gym go find a hard rock show every weekend and go run in circles and crash into other people. I admit it isn't my thing but it is really pretty good for you. All 4 bands where good to listen to and Hatebreed was awesome and I got to see Type O Negative and had a great time. The lizard man was pretty cool between acts also. Then On Sunday I get to do it again and go see DethKlok.
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11/30/07 06:36 - ID#42345

TSO non exclusive

So when I got to HSBC Arena they had signs all over the place about not taking pictures. The funny part was during the show they have this part where they ask everyone to bring out there cell phones, I wonder how many people thought to record that part. So I wasn't going to post pictures and just send them digitally to one person. But I thought I should share them here. One funny part was when they asked if there Night Castles CD will get finished first or will there be a McDonalds on mars it has really taken a long time. They do rock and have an amazing show some of the effects don't really transfer unless you are there so here are some pictures of the show (not in order from multi upload)


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One of the things other then the music and the story telling and the talking to the crowd that I like about TSO is that there lights are part of the show. What I mean by that is at most concerts the lights change and there is pyro. But at a TSO show the metal that hold the lights move and make shapes and sometimes don't look like silver and so watching them move is part of the show. I really had a great time sorry I'm so late with pictures haven't had the time and re thought some stuff. One of the reasons I didn't put pictures up at first was because I remembered a Fan site for Metallica I used to visit that Metallica to some up said take down all the pictures or else. After some time he was able to put the pictures back up but couldn't have them label Metallica so I didn't want TSO to try and come after me but there are pictures on line and on webshots so I went for it.
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03/29/07 07:06 - ID#38684

Buffalo Chapter BLS

Last night I went to see Black Label Society and had a great time. They where really good and really loud. It should be interesting to see when my one ear fixes itself and dosn't ring anymore. I forget the name of the opening band somethin like santuary or something like that they were pretty good to. The only thing is that it was hard to Here what Zakk was singing . I'm not sure if it was where I was standing that the drums where so loud. But to me his vocals and guitar kinda blended togather. I could here is voice but couldn't make out a lot of what he was saying, I wonder if I was the only one. Oh yeah one other cool thing is that I got to see some of the Hockey game before the concert then in between bands I got to see the end of the game. The Devils got that last second goal and could have tied it but feel short. On a side note I'm not a Devils fan, yeah I used to be for about a month years ago. But they do have a pretty cool Jersey and a pretty good goalie. Oh yeah back to my point one of the Members of BLS Wore a Sabres Jersey for Part of the show. It was the old one with the old symbol (not the blue and gold) of the buffalo. It was #81 it looked like it said Satan. If he where ever traded to the devils I would buy a home and away Jersey and wear it to every Metal or Hard rock show I could. That would be one hot seller. I know it is said like Sh in shit and Tan but still it is spelled Satan and on a Devils Jersey that would be preaty dam cool. Oh yeah back to BLS they did a nice tribute to "Dim Bag" it really was nice. I never take my camera to Town Ballroom because of the pat downs and not really sure if they are allowed I did see some people taking photos so Maybe I should have taken it, oh well.


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Saturday Night I have a bandits game to go to so that should be fun vs. the Shamrox and I'm thinking maybe Friday go see Jackdaw but most likely I will just stay home but who knows. There is also some art show fashion show at Diablo that might be interesting not sure about that on friday. Then Sunday I will watch Wrestlemania Yeah it is expensive but it should be a great time. So I wish everyone a early happy weekend.
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03/27/07 07:32 - ID#38656

BLS

Firstly I admit I only have one Black Label Society CD but they are in town on Wends. So I have to go see them at the Towne Ballroom . For some time they had the prefix of "Zax Wilde's" but I think they drop that not sure. I have no idea who the opening act is or if there is one or two but it should be a good time in any event. I'm tempted to go right from work and then go to T.G.I Fridays for dinner it sounds like a good idea. Oh yeah I must also get cash so I can buy merch. I guess that is all I really have to say, hopefully one of these days I'll have an exciting post but oh well.
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12/30/06 02:19 - ID#28502

Stillborn Fest

So Yesterday I worked for like 11 hours then went to see Hatebreed, Sick of It all, Fullblown Chaos, Subzero and another band who I can't remember the name had Panic in it and they are from Buffalo they where preaty good. I really had a great time. Hatebreed is a great live band even with only knowing a few of their songs. I liked Sick Of it all they have the same music style (at least to me) or type of sound as snapcase. The funny thing is that I ran into a couple of the people I sit next to at Bandits games that was interesting. All in all I had a great time and got home nice and late near that 1am mark. So it was a long day. But that meant I got to sleep in today that is allways good. I assume that I will get to see some of you peeps on sunday night after football, if not have a great rest of the weekend tonight, oh yeah there is a sabres game on tonight.
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