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Seeing Sabaton in Atlanta 10/16?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Heavenly Call, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. TheLongshot

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    I will also be there tonight (and thanks to Deron to getting my posting privleges restored after I screwed up my account...)
     
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    I'll be there as well! Looking forward to seeing the guys again.
     
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    It was AAAAAWWEEEEEESOOOOOOME....
     
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    The crowd was smaller than I would have liked to have seen it at Jaxx, but for a Monday it was pretty good. (Even Joakim thanked the crowd for coming out on a Monday)

    Interesting thing though - Sabaton's bassist (Pär Sundström) had to leave the tour due to a bad knee (know how that feels!). Anyhow, they managed to get a sub that learned the parts to most of the songs in 40 hours! Joakim gave the sub a break (forgot the guy's real name - they kept calling him Brett Michaels :lol:) and Joakim actually played the bass for a few songs.

    But overall it was a good show... until some idiots thought it was cool to have a mosh pit :mad:
     
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    100+ attendees for a Monday night show is pretty decent, and it was a terrific performance.
     
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    Emil Wigelius I believe is the stand-in bass player. He is also from Falun.

    Joakim playing bass was a pretty cool bonus.

    Atlanta had a mosh pit as well, but it was fairly well behaved - Glenn gave some good natured shoves to keep guys contained.
     
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    I think it was only 1 person, and he was shut down pretty quickly. :headbang:
     
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    About 5 people, with one really large dude that started it all.

    Even after he left it kept on going. I finally got to the point that I didn't want to mess with it and left the floor and went over to the left side of the stage.
     
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    Apparently the Atlanta crowd was one of the best of the tour, despite middlin' numbers. :kickass:

    My only regret about the show was missing "Ghost Division," one of my favorites from them (I played it on WREKage the night before, in fact). I was outside in back hanging out with friends who were working at Chambers of Horror, and surprisingly didn't hear the show re-start.

    Brazen Angel and -- a surprise -- Space Vikings were good as local openers; Mandroid Academy not so much.
     
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    Brazen Angel's cover of "Mob Rules" brought the house down. It was a cathartic experience. They are a really fun group of guys who seem to have their collective crap together - if football playoffs don't go well, I'm planning to see them with Queensryche.

    Space Vikings just need to clean up their schtick - the Space Opera narrative between songs was disrupted by their pre-set music being in a different order than their singer's memory, but it is so wacky that it works. I liked them, my son liked them - it was all good.

    Be fair - Mandroid Academy brought the best looking fans. I think my son got a couple of their numbers to be a babysitter.
     
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    The dude in the wife-beater? Yeah.. at least it wasn't as bad as the guys moshing during Blind Guardian. XO
     
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    That's the one. His drunk ass should have been tossed out well before Sabaton's set. I'll give the rest of the moshers this much credit - when they weren't slamming into each other they were singing along, and they knew all the words to every song.
     
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    That one dude was obnoxious as shit. I was half tempted to turn around and slug his ass. Especially if he kept yelling in my ear like that.

    I don't know what happened to him after instigating the mosh pit. Did a bouncer finally yank his ass out?

    Anyway, as was already mentioned, it was actually a pretty decent turnout, especially for being on a Monday night. And yes, Sabaton did indeed deliver as expected. That was a kick-ass performance. Cool got to chat a little with with a couple of the members outside before splitting for the night.
     
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    Since the Brazen Angel guys haven't pimped themselves yet, let me...

    they are also performing with Queensryche 11/4 at the Masquerade, and their website has tickets for that show. Support your local metal, and come early - they put on a straight forward good rocking time.
     
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    The next time I see them will be at the Pathfinder Metalfest. Not a fan of Queensryche so won't go to that show.
     
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    Amazing capture with the crowd reflected in his sunglasses, love this shot!
     

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