It was a night filled with legendary acts on Tuesday at New York’s famous Jones Beach Theater. Thrice was first to grace the stage in theatrical fashion. As the first chord reverberated through the arena, the crowd welcomed Thrice with open arms and a plethora of crowd surfing. Opening their set with bone chilling track “Hurricane” was an excellent choice. It left every soul in the audience awestruck by its hauntingly beautiful composition. Thrice mainly played tracks off their most recent release To Be Everywhere is To Be Nowhere, which fans old and new gravitated to.
As the sun began to set and the stadium lights beamed brighter co-headliners Rise Against vigorously bolted on to the stage with kicks and jumps so high it was as if they were defying gravity. The crowd was pumped as the quartet opened their set with dynamic track “Ready to Fall.” Fan favorite tracks “Give It All,” “The Good Left Undone,” and “Prayer of the Refugee” got the crowd rowdy and moshing.
The headliners of the night were world renowned rock outfit Deftones. These prominent musicians skyrocketed to fame in the 90’s and managed to keep the momentum of their success continuously growing. There are very few bands in this scene that have the longevity that the Deftones have, which is partly due to their unique sound. They were the first to intertwine ethereal melodies, and ambient vocals, with spontaneous heavy riffs, brutal screams and the occasional rapped verse. These traits have been leaving fans on their toes for decades. Many musicians over the years have tried imitating their soundscape, but none could ever master nor duplicate their craft. They were hands down the wildest set of the night. As soon as vocalist Chino Moreno belted out his first scream of the night the crowd went wild. As the first riffs of track “Headup” were played fans wasted no time crowd surfing, moshing, and creating the “wall of death” (because it wouldn’t be a metalcore show without one). The rambunctious crowd never ceased even when they played classic yet toned down track “Change (In the House of Flies).” Deftones continue to prove that they’re never going to fade out.
Fans at Jones Beach Theatre witnessed an iconic night in rock music. Take a glimpse of the night in the gallery below.
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