Finally, now that the evening was being centered around the Main
Stage, I had a break and it was time for some dinner - an overdone
burger and a Diet Pepsi. I was still cold, and by this time my body
was mostly numb, but at least there was some rest before the band
that would be Veruca Salt would take the stage.
I've always like dudettes who could play guitar. If they could
play it with a fire and energy I liked it even more, and when Nina
and Louise came out with the rest of the band, the crowd hit a new
level of energy - and how couldn't they.
This was a hometown band, playing for a hometown crowd, and play
they did. Trading licks back and forth, Nina Gordon and Louise Post
blasted their metal-sounding guitar tirades through their 40 minutes
of a set. The mud-filled lawn mosh pit was in full motion, the
pavilion crowd wouldn't sit down for an earthquake, and me, I was
just having fun watching Veruca Salt blast through their radio hits
in "Seether" and "Volcano Girls" (both of which
had the crowd singing along at full volume.)
It wasn't really hard for Veruca Salt to get the crowd into their
set, but they did use their time to have me convinced I need to find
a copy of "Eight Arms to Hold You." I like dudettes, I
like metal-sounding guitar, and combine them together and it's
almost heaven. TWO BIG THUMBS UP for Veruca Salt.