Aftershock Festival. Sacramento, CA.
Sunny Side Up
(with Boyz II Men’s “End Of the Road")
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Ashes to Ashes
We Care a Lot
Just a Man
The Deftones’ home field advantage probably should have been taken into consideration when organizing the bill. After their set wrapped up, many in the crowd headed for the parking lot, but those who stayed (and there were thousands of them) were treated to a fantastic set from Faith No More. Since reuniting in 2009, the Bay Area band has been on a tear that reached its apex with this year’s Sol Invictus. Mike Patton‘s voice remains a mighty instrument, and the band’s blend of deep cuts, hits and covers went over well.
Overall, the 2015 edition of Aftershock was a raging success. The bigger venue and fall dates kept both tempers and temperatures cooler than previous years, and the entertainment was second to none. Sure, there were some sound problems early Saturday and the parking/traffic situation wasn’t the best, but overall the festival went off almost without a hitch. We just hope that Jane’s Addiction finally got that poor girl down.