The Dillinger Escape Plan are simply in a league of their own and this show is a great last chance to see them at their finest.
The reality is, physically it would be difficult to continue this lifestyle forever.
Tonight’s main attraction would be in the guise of those wiley old veterans and pure powerhouses Magnum,
For me, this band are a modern day, rock riff heavy Hawkwind, who love to produce mind altering, thought provoking metal. Dave Windorf actually thanked us all for appreciating intelligent music at one point, going on to say he appreciated the fact that their are still people out there who are willing to think for their music.
So this is it, the big one, the final day. The opportunity for Firefest to go out in style is massive as the line up includes yet more ‘firsts’ for the public. It’s the first time Autograph and Brother Firetribe are playing in the UK. It’s also the first time the original line up of Danger Danger have played over here in years so expectations are also high.
The lights then come up, and we trudge out, achy, slighty fuzzy due to the excellent beers on tap and most of all happy, looking forward to repeating it all over again, one last time on the final day of the final Firefest.
Having started as a showcase for the now defunct Now & Then record label through ‘Gods of AOR / The Gods’ concerts, FireFest’s inaugural show was in Bradford before moving only six months later to its adopted home at Rock City in Nottingham.
Dubbed as being one of the most charismatic bands on the scene today, I could easily see why, as all that Tunisas are, is captured in their live act, fun, energetic, powerful and above all, a way for a crowd to let go and enjoy themselves, for the hour or so they are with the band. A Top night of BATTLE METAL was had by all!
These guys gave a sterling rock and roll performance tonight and I was suitable impressed with Mr. Hans Ziller on lead guitar, who’s skills on the axe out shone Claus’s jokes. Keep the Bonfire burning guys!