With a large banner of an iris and an array of colored lights and smoke the atmosphere is dark, but fit the band’s edgy sort of ominous vibe. Their set was met towards the end by a medley that consisted of “The Imperial March”, after frontman Benjamin Burnley expressed his geek heart and love for Star Wars.
As to be expected, the crowd was highly engaged, and was a huge part of the show for these guys. They even invited a handful of attendees on stage with them closed out their set with “Diary of Jane”.
M. Shadows took advantage of the catwalk to interact with fans and put himself in the center of the chaos. He used every opportunity to talk to thank Fargo for their hospitality, and made a comment about his fellow members being treated a little too well since they were a bit hung-over from partying with the city the night before.
The production as a whole for this show was visually interesting and the lighting was phenomenal. As hits like “Hail to the King”, “Beast and the Harlot” and “Bat Country” were played, the large screens played bizarre animations behind the band, true to the group’s style, and at one point a large astronaut hovered above drummer Brooks Wackerman. The setlist felt a little long, but the crowd loved it and of course chanted for more. For me, and most likely any other “death bat for lifer”, this was a bucket list show and I wasn’t disappointed!
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