Outside of what I mention in the review, two things of note about this show:
- The barrier that concert security sets up between the audience and the stage – the one that marks off the zone where crowd surfers fear to tread – broke two songs into GWAR’s set and overall, security had a hard time keeping crowd-control barriers from collapsing. Normally this problem would effect me not at all, but unfortunately I was in that zone (or is it pit?) taking pictures – at least until security decided to kick all of the photographers out of the pit and back into the audience for our safety, leaving me a good 30 or 40 feet away from the stage without a good angle. In retrospect, it was a good thing I didn’t make a scene – the same security crew worked the Nokia Theatre three nights later when I went to cover Children of Bodom. I’m not too impressed with Irving Plaza, however.
- Before the show started, people started tossing condom balloons off the balcony – most likely made from the condoms someone was handing out in the lobby. I wish I had taken pictures, because there’s really nothing more amusing than people smacking around a balloon meant to cover someone’s genitals.