What can I say? It was interesting getting out of bed on Saturday. You really know how old you are when after day one of a festival everything starts cracking on you. That being said, we were there right when the gates opened to start up Day 2 of Chicago Open Air. (In case you missed it, preparty post and Day One Chicago Open Air are linked). Day 2 was just amazing as day one and thank goodness, a lot warmer. I had goosebumps Friday night, so I wore Bill’s Foo Fighter Tshirt on Sunday. I may also have gotten some goth makeup done in the Headbanger Bier Tent.
You only live once, right? Plus, it looked really cool with my blue hair. Onto the bands:
City Of The Weak
Bill fell in love with this band. We had not heard them before, but they are a Midwest (from Minnesota band). I saw the lead singer around the festival, and she was so nice. They had a great sound and we will be looking into getting some of their music now that we are home.
Man, I love these guys. This is a band whose members all came from other bands. I loved when the lead singer (Adam Gontier) made the comment about how they always said they weren’t going to cover their old work (he came from Three Days Grace) but there comes a point you get sick of hearing the karaoke of your own song. (Some background here. Supposedly, the split between Adam and Three Days Grace was amicable. However, after this comment, I think it wasn’t. We in the crowd of course starting singing I hate everything about you after we picked up jaws from the ground. I’m still kinda in shock.) Amazing. I’d pay to see them in concert again.
So here is my funny on this band. I love when you are like I don’t know anything by these guys. Then we went to the stage and I actually knew quite a few of their songs and didn’t realize they sang them! Love this band too!
I thought I’d only know a few of their songs. I learned I was a much bigger fan than I thought. I knew every single song they played. They too were amazing, and I’d love to see them again!
Last time I saw Korn was around 1997. You know what? They still rock it. I’d love to see them again. (forgive the lighting. It looked cool in person. However, it makes taking good pictures difficult.)
Our hometown band. The only complaint I heard all night was that they only played one song in their encore. However, they played everything I loved. They did their Song of Silence cover too which is amazing live.
As you all can see, Day 2 of Chicago Open Air was just as jammed packed as Day One! An amazing time again was had by all. Wait till you see Day 3!