Zürich, Volkshaus
March 28, 1995 Zürich (Switzerland), Volkshaus

  1. Digging The Grave
  2. Be Aggressive
  3. Midlife Crisis
  4. The Crab Song
  5. Land Of Sunshine
  6. Evidence
  7. What A Day
  8. We Care A Lot
  9. Easy
  10. Introduce Yourself
  11. Get Out
  12. King For A Day
  13. Epic
  14. From Out Of Nowhere
  15. Take This Bottle
  16. I Started A Joke
  17. Ricochet
  18. Surprise! You're Dead!
  19. The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
  20. Caffeine

1-15, 17, 19-20 can be found on the The Gentle Art Of Making Money bootleg CD.

  • Land of Sunshine.(Mike Patton was hitting his Mic. savagely against the drums on this one.ouch, my ears)
  • King for a Day (pretty long version of it, the last 3 minutes of the song had Mike making a weird irritating sound with his mic. and the speaker.OUCH)
  • From out of nowhere(physically, this one was the toughest for me. I was squashed pretty strongly against the fence: I was on the front row.)
  • Take this Bottle (A girl sitting on the balcony jumped and landed on Roddy's keyboards making a wild noise. Then she chased Mike to dance with him.
  • Ricochet (greatest part of the concert: the cable of Mike's mic. got caught with Billy's bass guitar. Mike noticing it started running around him which caused Billy to be encircled with the cable. Greatest song also.

It was on the 28th of March, me and my pal Rafael the Brazilian had ordered the tickets 3 weeks ago. We had to skip school in order to take the train to Zurich (I live in Geneva) After a 3 hour trip through the mountains of Switzerland, we finnaly arrived. I bought 3 cans of this wicked drink banned in Geneva (not any more as of 1996) called Red Bull. (This is important, you'll see). At 7 o'clock, we took the tram to the Volkshaus (concert hall). I drank my red bulls and was fully ready to let my ears bleed. I sometimes drink Red Bull before playing Basketball because this thing has loads of Caffeine, and weird substances that can make me dunk. Anyway, I was stunned to see that they actually had a locker room so I could buy myself an awesome T-Shirt, not ruin it during the concert, and pick it up afterwards. We were anxious as hell to stand as close as possible. When we got in, about a hundred people were sitting on the floor talking. I spoted a place on the front row and immediately ran there. I couldn't believe my eyes, the place was tiny (like a movie theater). And it seemed as though people didn't give a fuck to be on the first row. We were also right in the middle. The crowd got bigger (800-900 people) Then the lights went off, this shitty band called Shihad started to play. We all got up. It was so weird, no one was actually having physical contact with me but the fence. They didn't seem to give a fuck about those New-Zeland thrashers. They played 6 or 7 songs and left (AHHHHH :) ) Then FNM came and BAM! the crowd got wild. I could almost touch Mike Patton. Digging the Grave was great of course. Everything was awesome, except the stage divers landing on my head. By the time we got to From out of nowhere, I was starting to feel an intense pressure on my stomach as I was being squashed against the mighty fence. My friend Raf was about to die. Later came Riccochet, absolutely great! Then GAOME, I was feeling great but my pal Raf was just about dead. It was a good surprise to see that they played Surprise Your Dead, I went wild on this one, then I looked around me and everybody looked exhausted. Thanks to the power of Red Bull, I was feeling fine. Nothing to say, it was perfect. Mike even talked to us a second between 2 songs. The things that happend during Take this bottle and Riccochet made that gig probably a very cool one fot everyone. Happy to see them play Riccochet, Surprise...,Crab song, Easy, and just about all other songs.slightly dissapointed not to see Cuckoo 4 caca and the real thing. Mike was always screwing around but was totally awesome, I was plesantely surprised by their new guitar player Dean Manta, he seems as good as Jim boy on stage and even better.

All in all, this was the absolute highlight of my year 1995. With out a doubt the best gig I've been too in my life.

Can't wait so see them again possibly before 1997???

Brian Haugen

Source: CVDB
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