Quick review of the Crüe Fest, Cincinnati edition
Crüe Fest came through Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 19, 2008. I got a ticket back in whatever-month-Father’s-Day-is-in and have been looking forward to it ever since. Wasn’t feeling the best the day of the show, but there is no way I’m missing the Crüe.
I did, however, miss Trapt. I didn’t cry.
I missed Sixx:A.M. I almost cried. But then I remembered, “Hey, there’s always YouTube!” Good stuff there. Maybe they’ll play on the Fest again next year.
Papa Roach. Saw them. Wish I didn’t hear them. I like the song, “Forever,” but it was terrible live. The singer’s voice was all over the place, and the crowd wasn’t really into it.
Buckcherry. Meh. I expected much better. They played everything you would expect, including the new song, “Too Drunk,” but it really wasn’t spectacular. So far, the show was a bust.
Mötley Crüe. Finally. Third time seeing the band. They didn’t disappoint. All the standards, plus “Sick Love Song,” “Saints of Los Angeles,” and “MF of the Year.” I’m not crazy about these selections. “SolA” was a no-brainer since it was the first single off the new album, but there are much better songs that “MF of the Year.” Tommy was very entertaining. Vince was reaching a bit on the vocal range, missing several notes (and words) here and there, but the crowd mostly picked up on the lost lyrics.
It was very crowded and very hot. The price was great for the number of bands playing, just wish there had been a better selection of openers than what we got. Hopefully Crüe Fest II will get a nicer lineup.