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Q101 Jamboree 1996
Candlebox

A Concert Review
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May 26, 1996

The New World
Music Theatre

Tinley Park, IL

A Review by Big Cooter
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The Dude on the Right
And finally back to the main stage, and this time for good. Up on the main stage this time around wasCandlebox Photo 1 Candlebox, another of those bands that I really wanted to see. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to see all of 'em, why do ya think I did all that running around? Anyhoo, Candlebox was the last of the bands that were strung all right in a row. Now we would get half hour breaks between the last 4 bands of the evening, and boy I will tell ya what, after the start that we had to this show, I for one needed the rest break between the shows. For one, I really had to pee, and secondly, I never got that slice of Za, pizza for the undereducated linguists, and I really could use another beer. Sorry about that digressing, back to the review. So, Candlebox came out and started jammin' right away. They opened with a couple of their newer songs, kinda what I had expected, "Help Me Understand" and "Simple Lessons." Both songs were done pretty well, with a considerable amount of feeling and such, but the unfortunate thing was that I still consider this band to be one of those college type bands - ya know, the kind that would be on tour with the likes of Hootie and the Blowfish. Well, they still haven't seemed to grow out of the genre. I still can appreciate it, but with the age of the crowd, they really didn't seem to adapt too well. Candlebox didn't seem to start getting a favorable response 'till about the fourth song in, which I believe was "For You,." one of the more popular tunes off of their first album. Candlebox Photo 2Well, they went on to pretty much jam for the full 40 minutes, I think that they got 40. I just know that it was longer than any of the previous bands, even if only for another 10 minutes. The only real downfall for these guys in my eyes was the fact that they closed out their show with a new tune. I kinda thought after they played "You," that that would be the end of it. But noooooooooooo.... They just had to do one more. Well, more power to em, and thank god not every band caved in and closed with their most popular. So, I am gonna give Candlebox Two Thumbs Up! Many might not agree with me, but hey that is why I am getting the big bucks. Oh yea, my editor is cheap, big bucks - yea right! (Dude on the Right here, cheap, I'll give you cheap - you're fired! But even though Big Cooter is now fired, I do agree with him on Candlebox, although I thought the crowd responded well - I'm not sure about Two Thumbs Up well, but close enough!)
 

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Seven Mary Three
Cracker
Korn
Candlebox
Everclear
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Cypress Hill
Stabbing Westward
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Girls Against Boys
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