Filter did something most opening bands aren’t able to do: get a decent-sized crowd in to watch them.
The place was rocking from the stage area pit to the lawn section in the GA area. Unfortunately, those that came to see them probably left disappointed. Filter got an extremely short set, that featured 5 songs in about 20 minutes.
Filter started out with “Welcome To The Fold.” Their setlist including “Face Down,” “Trip Like You Do,” “Take A Picture,” and their final song and biggest hit, “Hey Man Nice Shot.”
Zombie’s band came walking out to the video for “Expanding The Hed Of Zed.” The moment Zombie grabbed the mic, the place went crazy.
From the first song to the encore the Amphitheater was electric, rocking nonstop as the Shock Rocker broke into “The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)” followed by “Superbeast” off his first solo album, Hellbilly Deluxe.
Fans were treated to hits “More Human Than Human” and “Thunder Kiss ’65” from his former band White Zombie, bringing back the sound from the early 90s when MTV wouldn’t play them until two little characters, Beavis and Butthead, sat on a couch saying the immortal words, “this s*** rocks” (paraphrasing). Zombie hasn’t looked back since.
Of course, everyone got their freak on as Zombie played crowd favorites “Shake Your A** – Smoke Your Grass,” Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown,” “Well Everybody’s F****** In A U.F.O.,” and “Living Dead Girl.”
The night ended with the crowd chanting ZOMBIE, ZOMBIE, ZOMBIE as he came back to play his biggest hit “Dragula,” leaving the fans on a high as they headed toward the gates.