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Boston HOB and May 2 show....

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by jrsh92, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. demonofthefall6469

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    Were you the guy standing in the pit holding a shoe up? That was pretty hysterical.

    Great concert. Godhead's Lament and The Leper Affinity were absolutely vicious live, and Mike was hilarious as usual.
     
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    billydheyhey Member

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    Hessian Peel was my favorite, followed closely by Closure. Frederick ripped AWESOME solos in those two songs. :headbang:
     
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    great_kthulu Greater Evil

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    my cousin was the one holding the shoe!
     
  4. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    Wait...Fred solo'd on Closure?
     
  5. billydheyhey

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    Ya, in the jazzy extended part, that isn't normally part of the studio version. It was very Pink Floyd-esque.
     
  6. opeth8

    opeth8 My Arms, Your Casket

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    Closure was great ! I didn't expect that. I thought Axenrot was the star of the night. His work on closure was fucking awesome !!
    The HOB is great. I settled in on the 2nd balcony on Fred's side.
    The view from above is incredible. Great view of the bands & crowd.
    BTW- the capacity is 2700 & I would guess it was a full house.


    Enslaved also lived up to the hype for me. There are many other songs I wish they played.
    In the end I'm grateful they played 8 songs.
    They sounded awesome from start to finish.

    Mike's vox seemed to be very low during Heir Apparent & on a few other occasions.
    He looked like he wasn't feeling well. He claimed Jet Lag & that's completely understandable.
    All in all it was a great night with Opeth & Enslaved.

    Please visit the HOB again :kickass:
     
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    fhare DemondimSpawn

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    I have some from the phone, but nothing came out good enough to publish :(
     
  8. MetalManCPA

    MetalManCPA Papa Opeth

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    Awesome show. I was on the rail on the floor front and center stage. The pressure from behind and to the sides at times was incredible (holding back thousands of pounds of meat is tough). When I woke up this morning it felt as if I had been to the gym lifting weights for hours. Sorry for my crappy phone, but here are two short clips from Closure:

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/MetalManCPA/?action=view&current=VID00008-20090502-2223.flv

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/MetalManCPA/?action=view&current=VID00009-20090502-2225.flv

    Great venue, great sound, great show (my 8th time seeing Opeth).
     
  9. great_kthulu

    great_kthulu Greater Evil

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    for a phone that quaity is pritty good
     
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    This was a funny moment: "Paul Gilbert has fingers like E.T. Yngwie has fingers like sausages....because he's FAT."
     
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    I was on the rail and dead center as well. My ribs were killing me after the show lol.
     
  12. wwallinga

    wwallinga Working on #3

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    Great show - nice venue. Unfortunately the night was marred for us because my wife had way too much to drink. She left during Closure and said she was just going to sit on the curb outside. She told me to stay inside and enjoy the concert (I did). She ended up puking on the rear bumper of Opeth's tour bus. When I came out at the end of the show, she was feeling better and we walked back to the hotel seemingly fine. Fast forward 2 hours later and we're in the hospital following an ambulance ride. She got 3 bags of saline and some painkillers and ended up being fine. We got back to the hotel at 7am. Good times!

    The funny thing is that we're in our 30's, and despite our best efforts at alcohol intoxication back in college, this was the first time we ever had to seek medical intervention. She should have learned this lesson a long time ago. You never expect to deal with this shit after age 25.

    Anyway, all's well that end's well. The show was really great, and I'm glad we went. The setlist was quite good, though I really wanted to hear Burden. The soreness in my neck and ribs is a testament to the power of the music and the responsiveness of the crowd. Probably the best show of the 4 times I've seen them.

    :kickass:
     
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    :lol:

    I only heard half of that because from where I was you couldn't really hear what he was saying in between songs that well
     
  14. T-Rat

    T-Rat Muse Of Fire

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    yes, the Closure improv was unreal...

    :)

    and he called yngwei a "cunt"... tee hee hee...
     

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