U.S. Tour 1996: The Fans' Report
Salt Lake City, UT, 6 Nov 1996


vice@inconnect.com
I can't beleive I'm the first to post! It's a day later and my ears are still ringing! The show was great, spectacular; it just rocked. They opened with SPOONMAN and encored with JESUS CHRIST POSE and I won't even tell you about Chris' solo BLACK HOLE SUN. The opening bands sucked (I mean SUCKED!), which only made the anticipation sweeter. Great lights, great sound, tight, tight, tight. Whew! Hey, how does SOUNDGARDEN feel about bootlegs? I have this DAT...


XGreaves@cougarnet.byu.edu
What can I say, the instant SG took the stage it was obvious who's night it was. They sounded incredible, I made a goal I want to have guitar tone like Kim. The opening bands weren't that great. They were just not the genre for such a heavy context. SG totally mixed it up with old favorites, current heavies, and caterwalling punk riots. I'm considering seeing them again in Salem, OR if I get the chance. If your thinking about seeing this band DO IT! They are a totally pro, heavy, riotistly good time.


howardm@mail.bhs.weber.k12.ut.us
I am glad to report that I partook of the goodness that is Soundgarden! Yes, I drank of Chris Cornell's spittle, and it was good. After enduring two horrible opening bands, I was overjoyed when Soundgarden took the stage... when they began "Spoonman" I knew that it would change my life forever. I was speechless as I absorbed Chris's crooning as he sang a solo version of "Black Hole Sun" and I wept tears of joy as it morphed into "Outshined." "Ty Cobb" got the crowd moving and we all had the priviledge of being flipped off by Mr. Cornell, my heart leapt when they began "Slaves and Bull- dozers" as the finale. It was a beautiful event, and I will undoubtably never recover from it, my date had to be home at midnight so, unfortunately, i missed the encore, but such is life, i suppose.


howardm@mail.bhs.weber.k12.ut.us
I am glad to report that I partook of the goodness that is Soundgarden! Yes, I drank of Chris Cornell's spittle, and it was good. After enduring two horrible opening bands, I was overjoyed when Soundgarden took the stage... when they began "Spoonman" I knew that it would change my life forever. I was speechless as I absorbed Chris's crooning as he sang a solo version of "Black Hole Sun" and I wept tears of joy as it morphed into "Outshined." "Ty Cobb" got the crowd moving and we all had the priviledge of being flipped off by Mr. Cornell, my heart leapt when they began "Slaves and Bull- dozers" as the finale. It was a beautiful event, and I will undoubtably never recover from it, my date had to be home at midnight so, unfortunately, i missed the encore, but such is life, i suppose.


URPV60B@prodigy.com
So I'm in the front row at this God-forsaken stink hole near the Great Salt Lake, and I'm tolerating the opening band, Tenderloin. Now, what almost nobody notices is that Ben is offstage left, in full view, jamming to this band. Kim is standing next to him, but is behind some speaker. Matt is offstage right hanging out with some girl and is barely recognizable with a hat on. THAT was my entertainment through the openers. Everyone else was to preoccupied telling their pit-mate how band the openers suck. Fortunately, I kept my front row status (I felt sardine-like, though) until Soundgarden came onstage. I've got to hand it to the guys, they really kick-ass live. Other bands I've seen don't even come close to the type of show these Hell-raisers put on. My Highlight is finally seen Ben go to work on his Bass. How he manages to lug that thing around the stage like he does is still a mystery. I do have some pretty big pet peeves, though. Here in Salt Lake, we don't know how to mosh right. These fucking idiots who should stay at home and listen to their fucking Megadeth couldn't seem to figure out when enough was enough. I'm standing no where near a pit and some fucking drunk sweathog metalhead knocks me and the 4 or 5 people in close proximity off our feet. Then his equally boozed friend does the same thing. Who let those fucking jerks in, I wonder. How do they know that their at a concert -- they can't even tell where they are going. Okay, you don't have to put that in the review. I'm just pissed and needed to vent that. Jesus Christ Pose was their encore. Totally fucking amazing. Ben kicked a bottle of water out into the crowd. Kim got close to the crowd. Everyone went ballistic.


www.richard.com
I have been to many concerts but none of them were even close to soundgarden. I think I will remember that show for my whole life. During the first two bands me and my friends hung out upstairs, till it was nearing Soundgarden time. We started working our way up front then they came out on stage and the whole crowd just went wild. I lost my friends in a mosh pit and finally worked my way up front near the beginning of Outshined. At the end of that song, Chris Cornell took a break and was reaching into the audience and touching people's hands. I am proud to say I touched Chris Cornell's hand. Nevertheless I will never wash my hand again.


watson@jcave
i attended the show in salt lake city oooohhhhhhhhhhh my god it was the most fucking bad thing i have ever seen in my life


kplothow@burgoyne.com
Holy shit this was the best concert I've ever been to. The best part was I met Chris before the show and got his autigraph! If they come near you don't miss them, it'll be the biggest mistake you'll ever make!


wadekevin@aol.com
It kicked ass


crackerman2@juno.com
I also have attended many concerts, including the previous Soundgarden show at that fucking rodeo place. But the show that Chris and the fellows put on this night outdid any show ever. Soundgarden kicks Ass.


jabba@gold.com.br
I Love Soundgarden and I think that's a great show.


Raul-T@att.net
CHRIS CORNELL IS THE MOST TALENTED MAN IN THE UNIVERSE AND HE IS HOT!!!-jESSICA


Raul-T@att.net
Chris was awesome.