KROQ Third Annual Weenie Roast
Luke and I went with Jack and his wife - great seats!
With bands:Better Than Ezra, Bush, Elastica, Hole, Rage Against the Machine, The Ramones, Rancid, Soul Asylum, Sponge, Sublime, Matthew Sweet, Throwing Muses, and White Zombie.
Terrific sets from everyone - no complaints!
We especially enjoyed Rage, Better Than Ezra, Sublime, White Zombie, and Bush.
When Sublime played on the stage, during their last couple of songs, they brought a bunch of bandmembers from other bands performing that day on the stage with them. There must have been 25 additional people on the stage dancing and singing . They continued to play long past when they were allowed to play! And at this event, management can "force" you to stop. See, the stage is circular in shape with a dividing wall. While one band is playing, the other band is setting up on the other side. Then they rotate the stage, and a band can start playing 5 or 10 minutes after the last band stopped - as opposed to 30-60 minutes (or longer) like you always see at concerts. Well, they warned Sublime to stop after their 40 minute (or whatever) stretch of playing, and they kept playing anyhow, so they rotated their stage. Sublime kept playing, and people kept dancing, the whole while.
Better Than Ezra's performance was pretty darn good! The singer can sure sing, and he's got a huge Adam's Apple sticking out. He's very tall, and keeps his mic up even higher so he has to stretch up to it.
I think the bass player for White Zombie has always been one of their best aspects. No, not because she's a girl, you pervs. Nor because she spells her name the same way I do. But because she had such a driving bass presence in a song, and wasn't afraid to crank her bass up loud.