Extreme Thing 2009 – Las Vegas, NV
Right off the bat I must announce that Suicide Silence took the Golden God Award away at the Revolver Awards for “Best New Talent” on April 7th in Los Angeles. Now moving on to Las Vegas. Suicide Silence hit the stage at Extreme Thing Sports and Music 2009 in Las Vegas, which feels like an eternity ago, but really it was March 28th. The day was a very sunny day in the Las Vegas desert. It was so sunny that I charred my face and ended up leaving early.
The crew didn’t head out of the Extreme Thing event early because of me, but because the day was getting very insane. There was rambling from the Clark County fire marshal that they were going to shut the event down and none of us wanted to be around to even see that happen. Why shut the festival down you may be asking? Well, there was a ton of young punks in the audience, yes I am fully aware of the punk music that was on the bill, and these kids would start chucking full water bottles with caps on into the audience. Apparently last year patrons of the festival were severely hurt and the fire marshal didn’t want that happening again.
So before we heard anything further about shutting the festival down, we made the executive decided to book after Suicide Silence. Standing in the Las Vegas heat and blaring sun isn’t my favorite thing to do especially when it involves being surrounded by 10 year old idiots. I must say the older people at the show didn’t want to put up with the childish antic either. I was waiting for an older gentleman standing next to me yell at the 3 foot tall kid chucking items into the crowd. The best part was this man didn’t have to say anything he just gave him evil eye and the kid ran off.
This wasn’t the first time we’ve covered these scream-o bad boys and it won’t be the last, some for obvious reasons. The boys were plagued with technical sound issues at the very beginning of their set but Mitch and the boys quickly rallied and changed the setlist up to accommodate. This didn’t bother the crowd a bit because Suicide fans were like a great plague that covered the crowd. There was a sea of black and white Suicide Silence shirts and they seemed to out number the rest of the other bands’ fan there.
I am not even going to make this any longer because I know 50% or more of you are here for pictures. I had emails come in to post more pictures of the guys last time we covered them. So on with the pictures…
Oh yes, don’t miss Suicide Silence on tour with Disturbed for the Music as a Weapon tour.
Apr 15 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Tsongas Arena Lowell, Massachusetts
Apr 16 2009 8:00P @ Webster Theatre w/ BURY YOUR DEAD Hartford, Connecticut
Apr 17 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Bryce Jordan Arena State College, Pennsylvania
Apr 18 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Cumberland County Civic Center Portland, Maine
Apr 19 2009 8:00P @ The Chance w/ BURY YOUR DEAD Poughkeepsie, New York
Apr 20 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Erie Civic Center Erie, Pennsylvania
Apr 21 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Arena at Harbor Yard Bridgeport, Connecticut
Apr 23 2009 8:00P @ Jaxx w/ BURY YOUR DEAD Springfield, Virginia
Apr 24 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Crown Coliseum Fayetteville, North Carolina
Apr 25 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Sovereign Center Reading, Pennsylvania
Apr 26 2009 8:00P @ Lost Horizon w/ BURY YOUR DEAD Syracuse, New York
Apr 27 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Glens Falls Civic Center Glens Falls, New York
Apr 28 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Petersen Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 29 2009 7:00P The Mixtape w/ BURY YOUR DEAD Grand Rapids, Michigan
Apr 30 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Kellogg Arena Battle Creek, Michigan
May 1 2009 8:00P @ Emerson Theatre w/ BURY YOUR DEAD Indianapolis, Indiana
May 2 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Cobo Arena Detroit, Michigan
May 3 2009 3:00P BAMBOOZLE!! @ MEADOW LANDS SPORTS COMPLEX East Rutherford, New Jersey
May 4 2009 8:00P @ The Mad Hatter w/ BURY YOUR DEAD Covington, Kentucky
May 5 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Value City Arena Columbus, Ohio
May 6 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Peoria Civic Center Peoria, Illinois
May 8 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 9 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Balloon Classic Field Des Moines, Iowa
May 10 2009 3:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Alliant Energy Center Madison, Wisconsin
May 12 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Lacrosse Center Lacrosse, Wisconsin
May 13 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Roberts Stadium Evansville, Indiana
May 15 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Mid America Center Council Bluffs, Iowa
May 17 2009 8:00P Music As A Weapon Tour @ Resch Center Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 24 2009 12:00P SPRING BREAKDOWN 2009 @ THE GLASSHOUSE Pomona, California