No nonsense, no bullshit, no compromise and definitely no stopping all these things you can expect at a Papa Roach gig and coupled with the music world famous Glasgow Barrowlands you can be assured of a stonkingly good gig. Californian rockers Papa Roach roll into Glasgow on the back of their critically acclaimed seventh album release The Connection to a rammed sweaty hot Barrowlands full of loyal fans looking for a good time…did they deliver?
Kicking off tonight’s proceeding were Texas lads American Fangs who played a blistering set and pulled off a winner and winning over the hard-core roach Fans, they were followed by alternative rock duo (band) Middle Class Rut who despite a slow start rocked into a grove and played their joker when they invited Twin Atlantic’s Sam McTrusty on stage to sing with them…after that they were all honorary Scots!!
As the house lights dipped the noise in as the Barras was deafening as the crowd sensed the imminent arrival of Papa Roach…
1st Gear…… Papa open with Burn and sees the crowd stirring into a mild frenzy with bodies starting to appear into the pit at the front of the stage, this is followed by Silence Is The Enemy the first track from The Connection, Blood Brothers take Papa Roach back to some old skool rap from the 200 album Infest..
2nd Gear….. Things are staring to heat up now almost a constant flow of tracks from The Connection, Where Did The Angels Go, Leader Of The Broken Hearts, and the amazing Still Swinging…Shaddix’s rapport with the Glasgow crowd is obvious he has them eating out of his hand!!
3rd Gear…. Things are starting get scary now, bodies flying everywhere and the nucleus of a mosh pit is forming in the centre of the sprung dance floor. Born With Nothing, Die With Everything is a massive crowd pleaser to Shaddix’s apparent surprise, Jerry Horton takes centre stage to play the opening riff of Lifeline a good old rock classic with all the correct hooks and licks
4th Gear and the walls are now running with sweat as Jacoby Shaddix orchestrates the mosh pit into a revolving pit of heaving sweaty nutters increasing in speed as Papa Roach close their set with ….To Be Loved and crowd participation is now complete as the audience take over vocal duties…amazing.
The crowd chant of Papa Roach now changes to the now customary Here we F!!cking Go…Here We F!!cking Go and Papa Roach return with an almost moments silence for Dimebag Darrell but one over enthusiastic punter shouts Nelson Mandela… The band play Getting Away With Murder, Dead Cell conclude with Last Resort. Brilliant.