Hoover, Morph, and Indy set off up the M5 to investigate the live phenomenon that is Slipknot.
Before they came on we were also treated to a great set from Machine Head, one of Indy's favourite bands. They were certainly impressive, and I'll most certainly be seeing them again when they tour the UK.
Slipknot took the stage. In fact Slipnot "owned" the stage. It's not all just silly masks. The show was a complete show. Nine performers all doing their level best to make the music come alive. They danced, ran about, jumped, screamed, climbed. If you're in a band, then a trip to this show will remind you that performance is just that, "performance".
We'd done two of our own gigs back to back and then had to travel some way to the gig. I was tired before it started, but loved every minute and forgot all that when the bands played. Its a long time since I've been so impressed by a stadium/arena gig.
And yes, we did see Joey Jordison go upside down!