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July 4, 1997 Tampa (FL), Pinellas Park

Here is the song list, which is not exactly in order. I didnt forget any, just forgot the order. I know the first 3 are correct, and I know Evidence came right after Easy. Just a Man was definitely last.

  • Mouth to Mouth (couldnt hear the "Middle Eastern keyboard sound" though)
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  • Ashes to Ashes
  • Easy
  • Evidence
  • Last Cup of Sorrow
  • Introduce Yourself
  • Home Sick Home
  • Collision
  • Epic
  • Got That Feeling
  • Just a Man

Except for Puffy (shirtless), they were all wearing suits. They quickly removed theie jackets though, since the temperature was in the high 90s. Puffy apparently messed up when they first started to play Collision. Patton yelled at him, saying it was the second time (I think the first time was when they first started Easy) he messed up. Patton told the crowd "Go ahead, laugh at him (Puffy). I would like to laugh at him, but I cant, because I AM UP HERE ON STAGE!" He was smiling but seemed pissed.

At some point after the first 2 or 3 songs, Patton asked if anyone knew they had a new album out. I dont think many did, or cared. A few times Patton addressed the crowd and got no response. At one point Roddy (or maybe Billy) said "Hello?" as the crowd seemed dead. Anyway, Patton told people to buy the album and "show me the money!"

One lucky fan/psycho managed to get on stage. He shook Billy's (I think) hand and then Patton's hand. It took a long time for security to get the guy off the stage. They had to have been sleeping. Patton said the guy needed "more ganja." Later another crowd member attempted to get on stage but never got there as he was tackled as soon as he touched the stage.

Let me say that this was NOT the right crowd for FNM (not that I claim to know what the right crowd is). Let's just say that FNM should have played "RV" a few times as the crowd could have related.

Crowd did chant "FAITH NO MORE" just before they went on stage, and crowd did want an encore (though there wasnt one), but otherwise, crowd was pretty oblivious to the band, except, of course, when they played Epic.

Now, seeing as how this was the FIRST TIME I have ever seen FNM live, I was truly ecstatic when I managed to work my way to about the third row of people right in front of the stage. However, the mosh pit started with the first chord of Mouth To Mouth, so by the end of Gentle Art, I was off to the side. Still, I got to see the band close up, and that was great. Made up for the short 45 minute set. All in all, I had a blast. Hope I didnt forget anything, but I am sure someone will cover for me if I did.

Thanks to Brian Becker.

This is my review of the Faith No More concert at the "World's Largest Barbeque", which was sponsored by 98 Rock out of Tampa, Florida (Btw, this station kicks major ass). The event was held at a place called Pinellas Park. It was a free admittance outdoor festival of sorts that sold beer, food, soft drinks, and merchandise. There was one stage on which the following bands took turns playing on: Sugar Tooth, Creed (they rocked), Naked, Cool for August, some Florida band I can't remember, and of course, Faith No More. Here's what FNM played (these aren't in exact order):

  • Mouth To Mouth (they definitely opened w/ this song, my personal fav. off of AOTY :)
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Collision
  • Introduce Yourself
  • Evidence
  • Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  • Easy
  • Last Cup of Sorrow
  • Ashes to Ashes
  • Got that Feeling
  • Epic
  • Home Sick Home
  • Just a Man

A few things that happened during the show:

  • Jon Hudson's guitar went out during Evidence, Mike sang the guitar solo
  • One fan succeeded in running up on stage, slapped Mike's hand, then turned and Puffy gave him one of his sticks. Right after this though, a big security guard tackled the fan and probably threw him out of the park completely. Patton remarked something like "This man needs more Vodka." when the fan was sacked.
  • Another fan tried in vain to get on stage, almost yanking the plugs from Roddy's boards trying to get up, but was slammed by security in time to save them
  • Mike announced they were going to play a Black Sabbath song, which they didn't, of course

All in all, it was a good show, though it was fairly short (about an hour). It would also have been a lot better had it been in a concert type setting instead of 20,000 drunk ass hicks behind and to the sides of you (hell, sometimes even on top of you). Unfortunately, most of the people at this place were there just to drink and didn't care or know who FNM were anyway. Though, a lot of ppl in the front with us did chant for an encore, which we didn't get. If you went to the show and can remember something else to add, or find something I've said incorrect, just e-mail me at dannik@i-55.com and we'll talk about it and correct it if need be.

Thanks to Dannik.

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