I've gone to Lazerfest once, and that was the year with STP, Staind, and Filter. That was the only year it's ever appealed to me since the typical Lazerfest band (Hinder, Buck Cherry, Saliva, etc.) don't appeal to me whatsoever.
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Well thought I'd comment after attending my first Lazerfest. Several of good and bad. First off getting there early way overblown. I was there when parking opened and then just waited in my car for 11:30 to come. So many I couldn't believe got there at 9 and then went to stand in line for grounds to open, that is insane considering once you get in you will be standing all day.
Once in the step up was good, although while the first few unknown bands performed I was among the huge crowd around the dunk tank put on by a local gentlemen's establishment. Concession prices I thought were fair although I was not happy about getting my bottle of pop/water only for them to not give you the cap so you can drink it in moderation.
Loved the early acts, Adelitas Way, Sebastian Bach, BuckCherry, P.O.D., Theory of a Deadman all awesome. Then you get Slash one of the best guitarists of all time IMO. Then comes the band I wanted to see 5FDP, and while their set let alot to be desired. They didn't get to my favorite 5FDP song "Walk Away" and my second favorite "Far From Home" was played but it was shortened way down. So add all that in plus the fact of being there so long really killed my anticipation for Shinedown even though I'm a fan. They played Diamond Eyes - my favorite song by them and If You Only Knew, and after that I left early. If anyone stayed to the end I'd be curious as to what they played after that.
I should add that I had no one to go with so went alone so that probably would add to a negative experience. All in all I was glad I went and I can cross off an all day concert exp. off my bucket list. I'd only go if I can get someone to go and the lineup would have to be off the charts. I think Boone did itself proud location wise.
I thought it was great the only bands I didn't care for were Dead Horse Trauma and POD, but I new that going in. My favorite was Sebastian Bach, he really knows how to play to the crowd. I thought the new venue was 10000000X better than Indianola, so much easier and faster to get through traffic.
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