Just came back from Up From The Ground Festival, which was headlined by Hypocrisy! I must say, I'm disappointed about a Hypo gig for the first time! They should have played 90 minutes, but instead of 25 minutes, they took 55 minutes for their soundcheck, mainly because the crew was too clumsy to bring up their backdrop (!) and a problem with the drums. I don't know what was wrong with the drum kit, but nothing seemed to happen! Just the drum roadie or whoever it was running to the kit, looking at something, running backstage and back again. Then other people joined him, but still nothing seemed to happen. In the end I was so pissed off about those guys being unable to fix that (there weren't any problems with the kit before as far as I know and all bands played the same kit!). Alright, finally they hit off with Fractured Millenium, but the sound was a real mess! Just "bass-mud", no highs at all so you could barely hear the melodies and it didn't become any better throughout the gig! So I was like standing there, listening to a song and thinking "Is this an old song, that I don't know that well? No, I somehow know that rythm... oh, it's Turn The Page, you just don't hear the "high" guitar melodies!". Later, their guitars got out of tune more and more and some parts sounded really weird, especially the parts with plackback synthies which of course weren't out of tune. The setlist was basically like at the other festivals this summer. They played the one hour that was left of their 90 minutes with Final Chapter as last song, but then returned for Born Dead and Eraser as encore. I had hoped to see a new song since they also sold Virus shirts, but no... It wasn't a bad show from Hypo at all and seeing them at night was really a great experience, but it could have been so much better! Peter didn't say much, last week, when I saw him with Pain at Summer Breeze, he seemed to enjoy the show much more, was more agile and euphoric. Also the audience went crazier at Summer Breeze, but I guess this has to do with the bad sound at Up From The Ground. All in all, it was really ok and nice to have seen Hypo again, but now I'm looking forward to X-Mas festivals with a new setlist and songs from Virus!