Post by pondo ROCKS on Jan 12, 2013 7:06:22 GMT -5
So I was seeing Sevendust for the second time at a very small outdoor venue and the first opening act (Travisty Theory) had just finished when the second opening act comes out and most of us were kinda leery on what to expect. I had never heard of the band Skindred at that time so I figured it would be your basic rock around stuff... and once Benji (lead singer)started singing, the entire rail/pit went nuts! They brought so much energy, rock and reggae! They were on point at that moment and literally melted my face off!
So Nonpoint comes out (preheadliner for the tour) and I see the guys from Skindred off to the side a little so I go over and introduce myself and tell them how amazing there live show was. I was surprised that not many people were coming up to them after that brillant set they had just played!
When I meet a famous act or artist, I always ask the question "Name one guilt pleasure CD that you own" and, low and behold, Benji says "come with me and I will show ya!" and we (the entire band and myself) proceed to head to their tour bus where Benji shows me a cd wallet and flips open to none other than The Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack! So while Nonpoint is on stage doing their thing, I am on a tour bus listening to "More Than A Woman" by The Bee Gees and laughing my ass off! So we hop off the bus and I was kinda bummed that I had given up my spot to see Sevendust when Benji hands me a pass and says "Come hang out back so you have a good spot to see the boys" That act of awesomness was beyond cool!
To this day I still enjoy Skindred and everytime I hear The Bee gees, I think back to that moment when Benji was shaking his dreads on a tour bus to their harmonies.
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