By Eric | June 2, 2005 11:59 pm
Tiff and I headed out after work to wonderful downtown Buffalo for the Thursday night show, featuring Theory of a Deadman. We never make it in time to see the openers, but considering that said openers were Breaking Point and Submersed, we didn’t miss much. Anyhoo, we got into a decent spot about 20 people back, dead center. The guys came out and ripped into Hating Hollywood, then into Quiver and Invisible Man. Some talking with the crowd, Amanda calling me to try to figure out my location, and then Nothing Could Come Between Us, Last Song, Any Other Way, and Say Goodbye. Another little break, another aborted phone call, and then Hello Lonely, Better Off, What You Deserve, and the main set was closed with Make Up Your Mind. After a couple minutes, Tyler came out by himself to do Santa Monica acoustically, then everyone came back for No Surprise, and the closer, Leg To Stand On. The band sounded good overall, there were a couple times where the mix wasn’t so hot, but outdoor and free, whaddya want? It had a typical Square crowd for a harder rock show… that is, a bunch of drunk idiots that will mosh to anything. Just more entertainment for us, I guess. As far as the setlist goes, I would have played some different tunes off of the new album, but I wasn’t disappointed either.