Date: 20th September 2005
Tour: Subliminal Verses Tour 2005
Country, Arena: Venezuela, Caracas - Poliedro de Caracas
Review: Few times in my life I felt more excitement than the past September 20, the day that Slipknot touched my country. From the beginning of the day, it was pretty crazy: thousands of fans at the outsides of the Poliedro de Caracas, patiently waiting the hour fixed for the show´s begining. I was one of them, wearing my Mick´s mask under the intense sun. Twelve hours of waiting were nothing compared to the craziness that was waiting for us inside the arena.. Candy66, ( www.candy66.com ) a local metal band, was the support act... I don´t like them so much but they did their job: make the adrenaline increase just waiting to explode when the nine monsters from Des Moines make their appereance. And so it happen... At 9:05 PM the Prelude 3.0 make the whole crowd get into frenzy and hysteria.. The first to appear on stage was Sid, and the crazyness was total. The show begun with The Blister Exists, followed by (SIC). My neck was really breaking down: so muck headbanging! Then it was time for Disasterpieces, and it was an unbelieveble scene: everybody jumping as high as Corey wanted.. Before I Forget, Left Behind, Vermillion (with the masks they use on the video...!), Pulse of the Maggots, Eyeless (one of the most chaotic songs of the night!!), Everything Ends (which Corey said they have played just a few times, and during which Shawn jumped into the crowd), Heretic anthem (with Joey faster than ever), Duality (With Corey hitting the Shawn´s drums set!! I dropped some tears during this song), Spit It Out (Everybody get into the ground and jumped during the bridge!! It was the hell!!), People=Shit, Get This (where moshers were the actors)... After all this, and with people really tired but excited, they appeared again on stage.. just to play the two more waited songs of the night: Wait and Bleed (Which people singed alone a long time before they start) and Surfacing (destruction of every arena where Slipknot plays..).
Corey is th best frontman I have ever seen: At the end of the show, he kept on his knees in front of us, with a Venezuela´s flag on his hands.. He tried so good the spanish: he told us FAMILIA (family), LOCOS (nuts)... Slipknot is definetively the best band that has touched my country, my HEART.. They are the best band in the world... All of them are amazing!
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