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    Lazerfest Reviews

    Hey!

    Just wanted to see if anyone else went to Lazerfest and what they thought of the show.

    I thought all of the main acts were really good. Filter sounded great. I was surprised with Hinder, I've heard they don't sound good live, but I thought they put on a good show. Staind was amazing, even with Aaron Lewis having a cold, he is just an awesome vocalist!

    Then there's STP! The reason I went to the show. They did not disappoint! They sounded terrific and Scott Weiland was so entertaining, I don't know if he was whacked out on heroine or not, but the crowd was feeding off of his energy.

    I can say that I walked away happy from the whole experience, well worth the $150 or so I spent on tickets, beer, food, and t-shirts.



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    Re: Lazerfest Reviews

    I had a great time as well. I had already seen STP and Staind so I was really looking forward to Filter and they did not disappoint. Hey Man Nice Shot and Jurassitol were amazing. I'm not a big fan of Hinder and I had never heard Five Finger Death Punch but they both put on a pretty good show.

    Staind was pretty great and I was happy to see that. I saw them in 2000 and thought they put on a good show but I had heard they weren't very good anymore. I didn't see that at all.

    STP was amazing but by the end of the night I barely had enough energy to stand. I think Scott did just the right amount of heroin before the show. He definitely seemed more out of his mind in Kansas City last month. I enjoyed them more in KC but I was smart enough to sit through the band that played before them so I would have some energy.

    Overall it was a great experience. The bands were great and surprisingly the crowd got along well. I heard that there were several fights last year but I didn't see a single fight last night and everyone seemed to just have a good time. As it should be.



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    Re: Lazerfest Reviews

    where was it held?



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    Re: Lazerfest Reviews

    The Indianola balloon field. Right across the highway from the g/f's parents' place. Unfortunately, they moved the stage for this year's edition so it was much tougher to hear the bands from the house.



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    Re: Lazerfest Reviews

    As an employee of the Des Moines Radio Group and Lazer 103.3, I'm glad to hear you guys had a good time. We're still updating photos at lazer1033.com, so check them out if you get a chance. We love to hear your feedback on how we can continue to make LAZERFest a great show for everyone.


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    Re: Lazerfest Reviews

    I'm still ****** that this was the same weekend as 80/35. I heard that one of the higher ups at 103.3 wasn't invited to be part of the 80/35 planning commission, and purposely scheduled for this weekend to anger them. Anyone know if there was some truth to that? I wanted to see STP pretty bad, but there was no way in hell I was missing Drive-By Truckers. Glad to hear STP was on their game, maybe they'll make it back through Des Moines before Weiland's next trip to rehab...


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    Re: Lazerfest Reviews

    I was also disappointed this was the same exact time as 80/35. I would have been there to see STP, but (also) no way in hell I was missing many of the bands @ the 80/35.



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    Re: Lazerfest Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by LowballLuke View Post
    I can say that I walked away happy from the whole experience, well worth the $150 or so I spent on tickets, beer, food, and t-shirts.
    A friend went down and had a blast. Great music and he got a few new female phone numbers, some of whom he does not remember.

    I asked him how much he spent and he told me this:

    "I went down with the intent of spending $100 but when I got home I had $160."



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