I had a friend post "what's the best concert you've ever seen"?  Well, for a guy like me that tons and tons and it's very hard to decide on just one.

Nessmania/Promotional Graphic from FMX Firecracker Five

As far as the Hub City goes, I'm probably going with the FMX Firecracker Five.  Disturbed, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Slipknot and Mudvayne all in their prime. Heck, some truly hardcore folks even kept the party going with Drowning Pool at Liquid 2000 after this event.

What makes this even more insane is that it was basically an "Off-fest" day, meaning a day off for the supporting bands from the 2001 Ozzfest which was headlined by Ozzy and Marilyn Manson.  Basically, we got all the new bands that were coming up at the time.


2001 was a world away, for instance, I remember the guys in Linkin Park walking through the crowd doing autographs and Dave Draiman sitting in the Voodoo Lounge watching the show with us.

A while back we found a gallery of pix from this show, you can check it out here.  So who really knows if it was "the best" we've ever had. I can state without hesitation that it was at least "one of the best" that we've ever had the pleasure of hosting.  One more thing, anytime we post this, we get the question "who headlined?".  Well, I know Mudvayne opened and Slipknot closed. My pic of Jacoby from Papa Roach is after dark too. I actually think it was Mudvayne followed by Linkin Park, Disturbed, Papa Roach and finally Slipknot (but Disturbed and L.P. might be reversed).

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