The Stone Temple Pilot's show was this past Saturday at the First Niagara Pavilion. I wasn't planning on writing anything but after reading some reviews, and hearing another, I thought I would throw in my two cents. Let me first sum up the show with two words, 'It Sucked'. Yesterday I was driving into work listening to 102.5's Jim Krenn talking about the show. He made the statement that the vocals were barely audible (very true). Then he proceeded to say twice "It was a great show." Huh? How does that work? If you can't hear the vocals it's still a great show?
We were on the lawn quite far away from the stage. The big problem was no one could hear Weiland's vocals out that far. After the first couple of songs he addressed the crowd about his recent fall in Cincinnati (I was told) and his rumored lip syncing. After he launched into his next song the lawn people started chanting "Turn up the mic! Turn up the mic!" Unfortunately, this did nothing. Next they started booing the stage. Again, nothing. You might have thought it was Weiland's pipes from getting older. Nope. When the bassist sung backup you could hear him clear as day. How the board guy didn't notice his voice wasn't carry was beyond me. It got worse. People in the back continued to chant before many bailing halfway through the set. Just a big disappoint overall.