Friday. Day 1 of Revolt on the Rio Grande. Not getting press passes until 4:00 P.M. made for a very rushed and chaotic afternoon. Unfortunately no interviews on this day but in return– main stage photo opportunities were full on. I arrived in time to catch the main stage acts put on one hell of a show.
Halestorm— What can I say? I was every bit pleased with their performance that I thought I would be, and a bit more. Lzzy Hale, Arejay Hale, Joseph Hottinger, and Josh Smith really gave all. This band is powerful in every sense of the word. Whether it’s a hard rocker like “Daughters of Darkness” or a more mellow “Here’s to us”, they make you FEEL every word and riff right down to the bone. I’ve been a fan of Halestorm for a couple of years now, and that was solidified by finally seeing a live performance. If you are not board yet, I highly suggest you jump on before they leave you in the dust. Halestorm Played a few songs from “The strange case of… Halestorm”, Giving something in their show that some bands just don’t…. diversity. Young or old, there is something here for everyone.
It’s been a few years since Korn was in my life in a live setting. The last time I saw them they were “Headless”. The return of Brian “Head” Welch has come with major fan approval. Korn’s set at this years Revolt on The Rio Grande was phenomenal!! There is no middle ground with this band. You either love them, or haven’t heard of them. I was lucky enough to be front and center for this bombastic set. I tell you… from the first note played… goosebumps!! Jonathan Davis owns any crowd he is in front of still to this day. Not only was the bands sound so incredibly loud, the audience was deafening as well. Just another tribute to how relevant this band was and still is. But was there ever any doubt? Not likely. Korn… One of the most important bands of the last 20 years, if not ever.