CHICAGO OPEN AIR PRESENTS: DAY 2- THE CULT, GOJIRA, OTHERS
CHICAGO OPEN AIR PRESENTS:
DAY TWO with THE CULT, GOJIRA, IN THIS MOMENT, FEVER 333, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and ALIEN WEAPONRY
Seatgeek Stadium / Bridgeview ILL
Sunday May 19th 2019
Day Number Two at Chicago Open Air with The Cult, Gojira, In This Moment, Fever 333, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Alien Weaponry.
Rain does arrive at Chicago Open Air as expected, although for Day Two it arrives early before the doors have officially opened, which doesn’t screw around with sets and set times- at least not that bad.
All bands that are scheduled to perform- performed.
Opening with New Zealand’s Alien Weaponry, all the way though to The Cult, who come on just before Tool headline’s on Day number Two.
Not much to say for Day two of Chicago Open Air: would rather the pictures do the talking.
Suffice it to say: Gojira had heavy duty vertical pyro on board for their set- the scorched earth kind, which doesn’t sway and bend if a gusty wind happens to blow by.
A riveting set from Gojira, the same breadth and scope like Meshuggah from the day before.
As far as the other acts, outside of Fever 333, which had a set that was “take no prisoners” from beginning to end- have to say Maria Brink and her band In This Moment- she has to learn at some time or another the word Restraint. The time wasted to build the set for her mid afternoon- the props and costume changes for what was a less than an hour set, the buildup in time wasted, just doesn’t make sense.
Headliner or co – headliner- yes.
But not for middle tier acts is all of this craziness necessary.
Outside of a review for Tool, which will follow, a pleasant day two from Chicago Open Air.
Cheers- Bobby Talamine – Music Photographer