Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Rockville Festival

My family and I had a wonderful time this past weekend. We not only got to visit my beloved Aunt Jan (after 16 years!) and meet her fiance, but we attended a rock festival with three of our favorite bands.
A Perfect Circle
On day one we first saw A Perfect Circle, which is led by Maynard James Keenan, one of the greatest singer/songwriters alive. Their set was terrific, everything that I could have hoped for. They played most of my favorite songs, and the sound was amazing. My sons took a few photos and short video clips with their mobile phones, so naturally anything I put here won't be even close to how good it looked and sounded live, but I'll put some up just for flavoring.

Soundgarden was a tad off their game, in my opinion. I last saw them 26 years ago (!!) and they were incredible back then. The energy and sound quality hooked me right away when I had never heard of them before. I don't know if it was the venue, but this time the sound wasn't quite as perfect. Worse was their song selection--I felt they were trying to do their more commercial stuff rather than their best songs, and they hardly played any of the songs I love most.
Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge was on the second day, and they were as good as I expected. They have one of the best guitarists in the world in Mark Tremonti. They are basically the band Creed but with a different singer.


  1. Amazing to think Soundgarden has been around that long.

    1. I know. It's weird to keep seeing bands so many years after first seeing them.