LOLLAPALOOZA '96: THE FANS' REPORT
JULY 3, COLUMBUS, OHIO
Soundgarden at Buckeye Lake was quite memorable-
Well worth driving to a farm in the middle of Ohio.
They were excellent live. I noticed they used
about 25 different guitars!!!
Here is my attempt at the awesome setlist-
Spoonman, Searching, Drown me,
a pre-badmotorfinger song I can't recall the name of,
Noose, Burden, Ty Cobb, FOBD, Rusty Cage,
Waiting for the sun, Black Hole Sun, Outshined,
Drawing Flies, Rhinosaur, Never Named, No attention.
Very agressive crowd, huge mosh pit. I had to surf
to get near the stage.
In the middle of the set, Chris said "Right now I feel like
you people are going to feel tomorrow- But the show
must go on!" Ben messed with the crowd the entire time
(spitting, hand gestures, etc.) He pointed at a fan
holding up a soundgarden poster and repeatedly
yelled "Burn It" while giving a cigarette lighter gesture!?!?
His final words before leaving were-
"F--- you and F--- Metallica!!!"
Kim concluded the show by chugging a beer bottle
balanced on his face.
Excellent show! I had the song list from a previous
review so there were no surprises involved. The band
a lot heavier than the last tour, Matt and Ben were
GREAT!. The only disappointments for me were the songs
they omitted, Jesus Christ Pose and Mind Riot. I thought
the Solo Mind Riot on the Superunknown tour was incredible
and Jesus christ Pose is just a crescendo of sound. Keep
up the good work guys. Also- watch out for the Screaming
Trees, as Keith Olbermann would say "they're en fuego- you
can't stop them, you can only hope to contain them."
See ya. Terry Bowman.
this was the first Sg show That ive been to and it was well worth the drive. Chris was really into the music even though Kim and Ben were treating it as a joke. They played Flower and no that many people responded. they opened with Spoonman and close with No Attention. They also played Drawing FLies, Rusty CAge and Rhinosaur to name a few. i cant wait till the next one.
Yeah, I know as I write this that it's now deep in the distant
past, but I though I'd mention some things. As they started,
both Chris' voice and the mix seemed sort of rough. I
thought his comment about "I feel today how you'll all feel
tommorow" refered to his voice. I forgot to, em, use the
facilities (I drank about a gallon of water, which was free,
while inside) before SG started, so I had to briefly leave.
It seems that as I was walking away, both the voice problems
and the mix problems fixed themselves (I could hear it the
whole time.) Despite the problems, a great set (but I liked
the show I saw in '94 more.)