Warped Tour '96
As I stood in line for the Warped Tour '96, I could feel the
adrenaline surging through everyone's body and knew right away that
this was going to be an awesome show. There were a lot of cool
bands such as Goldfinger, CIV, Peenywise, NoFX and Fishbone, but I
was there to see Deftones--A totally rad punk band quickly gaining
popularity with only one album out and two hit songs - "7 Words",
and "Bored." They were definitely one of the tightest bands there.
The mosh pit was raging, with even the Deftones' lead singer stage-
diving into the massive pit they created.
After their performance I hopped back stage to hang out for a
while. As I approached the band, their motley look struck fear
into my soul. I wasn't sure they would give me the time of day,
but as I got chatting with them--much to my surprise--they were the
coolest bunch of bro's I'd ever talked to. Chino, the lead singer,
and the Stephen Carpenter, the guitarist, even went around to the
side of the stage and signed a few autographs which was cool.
Deftones started as a garage band in Sacramento, California. Their
friendship began with Chino Moreno, and Chi Cheng, the bassist and
Stephen Carpenter when they were eleven years old. And now after
seven years of playing together as Deftones, they are one of
trickest bands around. If you ever get the chance to go see
Deftones don't pass it up. They put on a kickin' show, and go get
the CD - it rules. They also have a song called "Teething", on
"The Crow-Angels in the City" Soundtrack which is killer. So
basically, the Deftones rule altogether.
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