words & photographs by Scott Stewart
*Que the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff*
“Summer summer summertime!”
, and the tour has been packing them in all summer. I caught them on their Upstate, NY stop, complete with a theme park right next door to the concert, roller coasters, Deftones and Incubus, what’s f’n with that?!
The Deftones looked and sounded great! The set consisted of a few songs off each release, crowd participation was at a high when the intro guitar chords started for “Drive (Bonus Track) – Deftones” and “My Own Summer (Shove It) – Deftones” off the Around the Fur – Deftones album. “Rosemary – Deftones” off of Koi No Yokan – Deftones was a stand out in the bands set. Chino assisted on guitar. His voice sounding the best I’ve heard in years. The band was adamant about not playing anything off of the new “yet to be released” album and stuck to their guns.
After a crushing Deftones set the Incubus boys had to follow and did a great job. Brandon Boyd’s voice and charisma is engaging, the crowd was locked once the band hit the stage. The stage set, and light show are a photographers dream, again they looked and sounded great! Mixing up the set with old and new, “Wish You Were Here”, “Drive” “Pardon Me” “Megalomaniac” and “Vitamin” off of the S.C.I.E.N.C.E. album (my favorite in the bands catalogue) “In the Company of Wolves” was a stand out, they tweaked it and stretched out showing the bands versatility, such a great vibe.
Brandon Boyd of Incubus
In a sea of summer time concerts and festivals some of which have HUGE ticket prices and the lineups are less than stellar, this show stood out as the one “you didn’t want to miss” those of you who were there will agree, hey guys let’s do it again next summer!
View this Collection:
The Collection: Incubus – Incubus
Thanks Scott for sharing this great show and bad ass images with us.. Follow him on Instagram for more awesome band photos and HILARIOUS stuff..