Probably one of the most amusing things is that as soon as you tryed to enter the door you would be pointed to a line to get individually scanned with a Metal Detector... Hardcore.
Kylesa played a Rock-Metal mix. They were tight and played hard. Kylesa featured an interesting dynamic of a Female lead vocalist, and guitarist, a second vocalist/guitarist, a Bassist/Keyboard player, and 2 drummers. At one point everyone except the front woman joined in on drumming making an interesting quadruple drum assault. They definitely entertained the crowd, and for some were the entire reason for coming.
Municipal Waste immediately busted out with an unrelenting Thrashy Metal. They got the crowd energized, even though a pit didn't happen with the band repeatedly requesting it. A lot of audience members stuck to thrash around in a linear fashion, until finally the band marked the near end of their set with a request for a wall of death. Immediately the vast majority of the room separated, and with a countdown chaos ensued. They played well, and they turned the massive Warehouse floor into a pit... Enough said.
High On Fire played a hard, sometimes sludgy, Heavy Metal. They had the biggest crowd thus far, and aside from some technical issues with the guitar in one song they had a really smooth set. They had most of the Warehouse occupants hanging on every note with their utmost attention, with the exception of a few Thrashers, and occasional pit goers. They went on for about 45 minutes before bidding the crowd farewell, and thus bringing in all the Suicidal fans.
Suicidal Tendencies hit hard and fast like a freight train going down a frigging mountain with a gale force tailwind(excuse my southernistic speech)... They had the entire venue packed whether on the floor, the balcony, or even in the second bar room area. Every inch was filled chanting, screaming cycos waiting anxiously. They immediately came out, and started rocking some of their biggest songs like "You Can't Bring Me Down", and the forever famous "Institutionalized", which actually saw someone throw a pepsi on-stage(Man, I've always wanted to do that!! How did they sneak that bottle in for that matter?). From there they started working in the Join The Army era tunes such as; the aforementioned title track, "The Prisoner", and "War Inside My Head". Each song saw more intense pits, and more crowd surfing than the last. The entire band was fast and precise, yet raw and wild. They maintained an amazing balance, and had an amazingly energetic stage show. Muir spent most of his time running across the stage to see all the groups of crowd goers, while the rest of the band would interact with each other and the crowd on a regular basis. Probably the only complaint I had, having looked at the set list was an omission of "Possessed To Skate". But being ones to never disappoint they worked said song along with "I Saw You're Mommy" into the set. During the last 3 songs or so the audience, as did the band, kicked it into hyper drive and things really started going off the wall. But nothing compared to when the band invited the crowd on-stage for the last part of "Pledge Your Allegiance". A crowd immediately flooded up until the stage wouldn't safely hold more. For a moment there was even a small pit on stage, and as the song closed they had all 1,000 or so fans chanting "Suicidal!".
After it was over Mike came down to take a few pictures, and sign a few autographs, while the ban distributed out picks, drumsticks, and other rad band stuff.