Back in December, I caught Rev Theory, Trapt and Hinder live at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio. I decided to hit this show at the last minute. I haven’t seen Rev Theory or Hinder before, and I definitely wanted to check them out.
I will talk about Rev Theory and Trapt at a later time. The band that I was on the fence about was Hinder until I saw this show.
Hinder put on an arena sized show inside of Bogart’s, which is a capable of holding 1500 people or so.
Hinder’s stage was complete with ramps, a drum riser and a pretty awesome light show. This is nothing new if you have been to concerts before, but their stage set up reminded me quite a bit of those used by a few 80’s hard rock acts two decades before Hinder got their start.
I thought Hinder put on one hell of a show, in my opinion. I think most of the folks in the packed house at Bogart’s would have to agree. They did quite a few songs from their debut CD, “Extreme Behavior”, and their newer disc, “Take It To The Limit”. I enjoyed their set, and as a result of this show, I would definitely go see Hinder again.
After seeing them live, it made me ask this question, that I hope some of Hard Rock Hideout’s readers can answer. Why do people hate Hinder so much? I am sure there are a ton of bands out there, that immediately generate the anti-fan. Talk to any 80’s hard rock fan about music, and mention Nirvana, Hinder or Nickelback in the same sentence and see what kind of reaction you get. Usually, it won’t be a positive one.
So, I ask you, what is it about Hinder that you hate so much? I see a lot of Hinder bashing online, and I always wonder why. They may not be the best band in the world. I think they are good, but they could certainly continue to grow and get better in the future. I wouldn’t expect everyone to like them, but the vile hatred towards these guys is uncanny, in my opinion.
The following clips are from the December show. Watch them, and give me your true opinion of Hinder, good or bad.