Sights & Sounds From the Mayhem Festival – Disturbed
Disturbed was the co-headliner (with Slipknot) at the Indianapolis Mayhem Festival. This is the second time that I have seen Disturbed live in 2008. I kind of knew what to expect going into this show, but the last time I saw Disturbed, it was a club show. This time around they were playing for an estimated 16,000 people.
The first time I saw Disturbed, I was pretty impressed with how the crowd fed off of the band’s energy. At the Mayhem festival, I was a little more on the concerned side. My ticket was in the lawn area for the show. Imagine the 5,000 or so people in the lawn, some of which were drunk, and another large percentage jacked up on their free Rockstar Energy drinks.
The lawn area at the Verizon Wireless Music Center became a frenzied mosh pit of mayhem. Needless to say their wasn’t too many safe places to stand, but I dug in, wanting to catch Disturbed’s set. I wasn’t going to let this unruly crown ruin my concert experience.
Disturbed’s set list included the following songs: “Perfect Insanity”, “Liberate”, “Just Stop”, “Voices”, “Indestructible”, “Prayer”, “Stupify”, “Criminal”, “Ten Thousand Fists”, “The Game”, “Inside the Fire”, “Stricken”, “Down With the Sickness”. I was glad to see that they included a few songs in their set off of their new album, Indestructible.
Singer, David Draiman is an expert when it comes to getting the crowd charged up. I don’t think one person was sitting after Disturbed started their set. Dan Donegan must be one of the most under rated guitarists out there. He impressed me with his playing once again.
Disturbed’s set was pretty good. I enjoyed the music, and the cool stage set up. They were better this time than the last time I saw them, and they were very good then too.
I don’t think I took Disturbed seriously enough prior to their new album release. After seeing two good shows by these guys in 2008, they will always be a draw for me, from now on.
I hope you enjoy the videos below!
Disturbed – Indestructible
Disturbed – Ten Thousand Fists
Disturbed – The Game