Puddle of Mudd was excellent but the venue had a lot to be desired. It seems The LaFayette Theater employs amateurs as sound and lighting engineers. The sound couldn't eq kut feedback all night all he did was just lower the volume. Band 2 the vocal was so loud it shredded my ears but I barely hear Wes during thiet set. The light guy was just as awful. Where does anyone light designer or engineer learn that us a good thing to leave ti talent with no key light or front light. Venue had no follow suit so bands all night were in pitch black while this amateur jerked off with ztrob effects off stage so the audience can see nothing. The venue was awful the headliner was outstanding. I'll definitely go find another locale they're playing so I can catch a better produced show.
Opened with "Control" with a Black Sabbath "War Pigs" interlude. It was pretty bad ass. They sounded right and Wes Scantlin sounded good vocally. Closed with Blurry. Great show in a very small venue. Awesome to see a great Rock band in an intimate setting.
After reading all of the negative comments I was a little reluctant to attend this show. But, I figured, we got cheap tickets on Groupon so if it sucks or Wes doesn’t show (which apparently has happened in the past) no big deal, it’s 15 bucks. Well, we were absolutely blown away by this show! The band was fantastic and Wes sounded, and looked ;-) amazing! After the show we hung out and talked to the bass player for a while who was a very cool and appreciative guy. Wes never did come out to the merch table like he said he was going to so that was a little disappointing but overall it was an awesome night! Even better than the first time I saw them in 2007.
Really liked the comradely way Year of the Locust gave support to Puddle of Mudd while performing. Of course Wes gets Crowd enthused participants to most all Songs, great start with Click Click Boom. Happy they all spent Time after in a Meet & Great. Glad Frank(Back Country) is finally listening to Rock & working to get who we ask for so we don't have to drive to Blue Fox energy Week.