Lubbock Texas is extremely lucky to have the State's Largest Haunted Theme Park right in it's backyard. Nightmare On 19th Street offers hours of screams and entertainment each night that it is open. Each year it grows larger and better. As you can imagine, the park does not run itself, but instead requires 100 to 150 people a night to keep things running smoothly. (More following the jump.)
When "Pops" (Wes Nessman) gets bored at a concert, what does he do? One thing that I have noticed over the years, is that Pops tends to disappear from time to time at concerts. This is not surprising because Pops can't sit still, even in a car! No one knows where he goes, or what he is doing while he is missing. All that we have known is that he ALWAYS comes back grinning from ear to ear. Photos following the jump.
Wednesday night's Black Stone Cherry Show at Jake's Backroom (5-30-12) was red hot. It reached 102 degrees outside, but the band and fans seemed unaware. Everyone seemed to be on a common frequency feeding off of each other. With the bands strong southern influence they had this Texas crowd screaming and dancing nonstop from beginning to end.
A partial play list included: "In My Blood", "Rain Wizard", "Like I Roll" (their latest single), "White Trash Millionaire", "Blame It On The Boom Boom" and covers like "Rocky Mountain Way", "Sweet Home Alabama" and Folsom Prison Blues.
I have photos of the show, but these videos tell a better story. (Videos Following The Jump)
X-fest 9 - Godsmack -Lubbock sings Happy BD to Maria (sister) in Vegas via Satellite during the Godsmack concert (4-21-12) at the Lone Star Amphitheater, Lubbock, Texas. (MASS CHAOS 2012 Tour -- Godsmack, Stained, Halestorm, Man Made Machine, Red Light King and James Durbin.) Video follows the jump.
The afternoon came early for those that attended the birthday bash the night before. While we waited on our first meet-n-greet of the day, we noticed how clean and empty the amphitheater was. It would have been impossible to know that there had been a major concert there just hours before if we had not been at it, and if the Birthday Bash was any indication, X-Fest 9 was going to cap off one of the greatest rock and roll weekends that Lubbock has seen in a long time. Photos follow the jump.
X-FEST 9 - Here is a video of Halestorm performing "I Get Off" , their first big hit, and "Here's To Us" (New Album).
Lzzy gives a shout out to KFMX and acknowledges starting their first national tour here at the Amphitheater with Seether in 2006.
(MASS CHAOS 2012 Tour - Godsmack, Stained, Halestorm, Man Made Machine, Red Light King and James Durbin.) I think that you will enjoy the video following the jump.
This closes out the birthday bash photographs. Even though there are few photos, you do get the first of many videos. The night ended much too late, and 1:00 pm meet-n-greets at Ralph's Records, started another 12 hour rockin' roller coaster ride. Photos and video follow the jump.
The Korn meet-n-greet also had an exciting surprise. Fieldy's son was with him and he traveled down the line with his dad signing his first autographs. Wes claims credit for this, but all I know is I have a first autograph of an up and coming Rock Star!! He ended up signing about 50 of them when all was said and done. I
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