February 17th, 2013

Super Metal

Sabaton at Moe's

So I went to a Sabaton concert last night, which was pretty awesome.

It was at Moe's South, which is a BBQ place and bowling alley. Oh, and there's a stage way at the back of a long narrow bar space. So it's not an especially great venue. (I'm thinking that maybe everything else was already booked.) But the show was EXCELLENT.

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And the band clearly had a blast, which is I think why I keep going to these shows. They just, like, radiate joy while they're playing. I mean, aggressive joy, sure, but they're very obviously having a really good time while everyone in the audience is screaming along and pumping their fists in the air, is what I'm saying. It's loud and it's rough but it's also lots of fun.

Oh, and there was a kid there with his dad, and at the end, when they were throwing drumsticks and guitar picks into the crowd, the lead singer made a point of having him come up to the front so he could get a wristband, and all the black-clad headbangers cheered and clapped, and it was lovely.