Well, this goes down as possibly my favourite comic in the entire series so far. There's something about chaos and disorder which just brings out the best in me.
I stated before that with this update I'd also give my comments on Download, so here we go, band by band with who I went to see.
Started off proceedings with Hollywood Undead. Whilst they weren't bad, and it wouldn't be a stretch to say they were good, they weren't really very memorable.
Next band we saw was Staind. They started off like Hollywood Undead as 'okay', but towards the midway point started to become really quite good and memorable, primarily just for that song I can't remember then name of even though I sung along to the chorus.
Billy Talent was next, and they came as a big surprise. I went in with doubts about them, expecting the to be a crappy punk-pop band. Turns out I was wrong and they were one of the best live performances there.
Following this was Killswitch Engage. Some people seemed to be a bit disappointed, and I could sort of understand why in the sense he screamed more than sung (I know they're a screamo band, but they DO sing particular parts), but, watching the band live was just an experience for the pute hilarity of the band members.
Limp Bizkit were a huge disappointment. I like Limp Bizkit, they have some really good songs. If you actually expecting them to play the good songs however, you found yourself disappointed. I left after a few songs due to the pain...
Which led me to Lacuna Coil on the second stage... who were just like Hollywood Undead. Okay, but nothing memorable.
Moved back to the main stage to see Korn. Now, I knew most of the songs they played, but I didn't actually know they were by them. It was during this performance that I realised 'Wow, this is actually the band which got me into rock in the first place...' To say I enjoyed them would be an understatement.
We then moved on to see Motley Crue. Now, I'd like it known, I'd not listened to them before, but was convinced by my friends that they were good... even so, after the fourth song with upside-down flying crosses, I started feeling rather awkward watching them... add that to the fact they were kind of crap, and that lead me to the Main Stage again.
Faith No More were making their comeback to the main stage, and wow, I have not a clue what happened there. I don't know if I liked them, if they were good, if they were bad, or what. It was one of the most abstract 'rock' experiences I've ever seen, their songs seeming to hold the consistency of tye-dye. I went home that night wondering whether the finale was a masterpiece or a sham. I'm still trying to work it out.
Next day, we started on the second stage with The Crave. Hardly anyone went to see them surprisingly, and we ended up managing to set ourselves up right at the front. They turned out to be brilliant, and I really enjoyed listening to them. I also thing I displaced a few organs in front of the amps.
Went to see Five Finger Death Punch next. Whilst I enjoyed listening to them, and they were good, I honestly didn't feel they were AS GOOD as I was hoping for them to be. Even so, you can't exactly expect studio-quality on the big stage now can you?
Hardcore Superstar was next on the list. They were average. I just sort of sunbathed through them.
Just as I did for In Case Of Fire.
Exactly the same as Fightstar.
And then Static-X came on! I got to see Static-X's hair, live! They were a good band, different to your average generic metal/rock bands. Also there was a wasp infestation! Wasp infestation and Static-X and Static-X's hair all in one go! Yeeeeaaaah!
We then went to see Dragonforce. Hell yeah, Dragonforce. All the comments that they 'speed up their songs' can be safely be ignored in this instance because it was live, and they couldn't speed up the songs, and they STILL played Through The Fire And Flames. Dear god did I love Dragonforce.
We watched You Me At Six next. They were good, but not really my style. I enjoyed listening to them, but I still don't think they'll ever be a band I'd go out and buy the album for.
After taking a pizza break, we came back and watch Prodigy for a while. I really don't know why. I still think they're crap.
Slipknot made the finale of that day, and dear god did they make the day complete? They played pretty much all their classic songs, and whilst I planned on just listening for the first few, I ended up staying the full 2 hours for them. Even more weirdly, I was surprised to find Slipknot were being... well... incredibly modest. You kind of get the impression most of the time that personality-wise they'd be kind of dicks, but they turned out to be really... not. Probably something to do with the fact it's their 10 year anniversary.
Last day started out with Fall From Grace on the fourth stage. Really enjoyed them, and I honestly think they could've actually made it to opening the second stage at least. So yeah, good.
Tesla was next, on the main stage. They were okay, yet, nothing memorable. Laguna Coil, Hollywood Undead level of music really.
Sunbathed through Skin. I remember nothing of them.
Black Stone Cherry I vaguely remember having an interest in one song, but still just layed back and burnt my chest some more...
Journey was next, and if you know Journey, you should know they were awesome. I was on my feet by the first song, and didn't move to sit down from then on. Love 'em.
Went back to fourth stage to see Logan. Awesome band, did not deserve to be shoved all the way down onto fourth stage. I stood near the front, rocked out a bit, and really enjoyed it. Will probably get their album soon.
Spent about an hour aimlessly wandering between bands before going to see ZZTop. I'd watched them on Youtube, and was hoping for good things... walked away after 4 songs. Yeah, weren't quite up to expectations...
After a break, returned back and went to see Papa Roach. By far one of the best performances we saw, loved 'em. And apparently, I'm an 'old school' Papa Roach fan by their reckoning.
Lastly went to see Def Leppard. They played some music. I didn't really pay much attention... I count Papa Roach as the finale for me because I listened to them.
So yeah, overall, a good weekend.
Honestly, my favorite part of this comic is not the fight but the three guys in the back turning into girls, overreacting, the grey-blue one realizing they're naked and and the pink girl's, whatever her name is, face as she watches.
P.S. I stopped reading your massive comment I reached "Started off".