No idea why I didn't post about this sooner, but whatever.
So a little over a month ago I got to see Fear Factory and Soilwork in Fayetteville, which was incredible. Got there a few minutes before the doors opened, and was about fifteen feet away from the stage.
Of course, that was when the local bands that no one cares about were playing. They weren't really that good, but I didn't want to lose my spot, so I stood there from roughly six-fifteenish all the way until about nine.
Then Soilwork took the stage, and that's when everyone started crowding around. I ending up moving back a little (mostly due to this drunk guy shoving his way to the front and bring two or three friends with him). Here's a grainy cellphone pic:
Sorry for the quality, but I didn't want to play around with my phone while this was going on in front of me. They played The Ride Majestic, Whirl of Pain, The Living Infinite I, The Chainheart Machine, and Tongue, though not in that particular order. They also played (according to Setlist.FM, I don't quite remember everything) Nerve, ###### Chain, Rejection Role, Late for the Kill, Early for the Slaughter, and Stabbing the Drama. I'm also fairly certain the played Spectrum of Eternity.
The whole set lasted about fifty minutes, and then it was Fear Factory's turn.
If you watch any video from the past few years of them live, that's exactly how it was. Same intro, same lines "What's up x place?" "This is Demanufacture" "Prepare for Shock", but it was still really cool to be there in person.
As you can see, I had moved back quite a bit. I was on the outside of the mosh pit, which got annoying after the first few people came flying out and slammed into me. Thank goodness for the people in front of me who stopped my fall lol.
They played all of Demanufacture
, along with Shock, Edgecrusher, Soul Hacker, Dielectric, and Martyr. Burton's cleans were actually pretty good, not quite like you hear on the videos.
After the show I was able to pick up a new shirt, a poster, and I might
have taken a flyer advertising the show from one of the tables by the bar.
All in all it was a great show, definitely worth the two-and-a-half hour drive and ringing ears. My hearing was muffled for a few days lol. Now to wait for them to come by next year, hopefully a little closer. Maybe even playing Obsolete
in its entirety.