Words and photos by Chapin Patel.
September 6th, 2019 proved to be a momentous day for Slipknot fans in Austin, texas. Many sat outside and camped out to secure their front row spot for the show in the 100 degree heat. Fans moshed, danced around and raised cheers across the arena during the openers which included Behemoth, Gojira, and Volbeat.
When the music began and the curtain rose, Slipknot kicked off their set with fan-favorite, “People=Shit.” As soon as the first note played, people began crowd surfing and moshing to the music. The band began throwing tortillas at cheering fans and smiled as many scrambled to pick them up. I was hypnotized by the bands’ interaction and energy with both each other and the fans. Throughout the rest of the show they played many songs including favorites including “Spit It Out,” “Wait and Bleed,” and “Psychosocial.”
The band will be wrapping up the rest of the Knotfest Road Show in Texas before heading to Australia and Europe for more. They are truly a band worth seeing, I loved the atmosphere and feeling of welcoming that I experienced throughout the show, it was something I have never quite experienced before.