Cold at The Warehouse
Another great show at the Riverside Warehouse. River Blindness, Moira Red, and the reunited Cold. Okay, I know they've been back together since 2009, but I haven't seen them since they opened for Staind and Godsmack at the Coliseum...what? 100 years ago? So, to me, I was seeing the reunited Cold. Pacify me, will ya?!?
I had fully intended to get there early to see River Blindness. Chris Benefield used to rock balls with Seasons of Pain, and I wanted to check out his latest gang of miscreants. I walked in the door just in time to hear them rip through a spot on cover of Pantera's 'Revolution is My Name'. And then they were done. Still kicking my a** for not getting there 45 minutes earlier. I will see this band before I die. Unless a piano falls on me on my way home tonight.
Went to the front bar between bands for a drink and some conversation with Puff, former 99X-er Jeff Knight and a few others. Got wrapped up in a (one? two, three?) large glass of Bushmills and Coke and completely missed the second band, Moira Red. My apologies guys...another show IOU for me.
A roar from the exceptionally good Thursday night crowd tipped me off that Cold was going on, so I double-fisted my B & Cs, and headed for the front of the stage. Singer Scooter Ward looked a little more 'gaunt' than I remembered him. Must be on some new Ethiopian diet or something. He may have lost a few pounds, be he definitely hasn't lost anything in the pipes department. Spot on live versions of all the Cold songs we know and love . "Stupid Girl", "Suffocate", "Gone Away", "No One", and their latest, "Wicked World". A great, if not face-melting, show. But, that's okay...I wasn't in the mood to have my face melted anyway.
Al-in-all, probably the best show I've seen at the Warehouse since I moved back here in January. Your favorite? Fill me in...