Deftones - A Sweaty and Intimate Show
It was a nice, warm day on the tenth of June and Shaydee, Buzzin Hornet and I went to see a pretty unique show of Deftones at a relatively small venue in Utrecht: the Tivoli.
Quite a surprise it was when it became known that Deftones would play this venue, which capacity holds around a thousand people, and maybe it was an even bigger surprise that the tickets weren’t sold out in the days before the concert. Either way, a packed and sweaty audience awaited the appearance of Deftones and remarkably there wasn’t a support act playing tonight.
From the first notes the audience was off course enormously enthusiastic and Chino made good use of the intimacy of the venue, having a lot of interaction with the crowd. As always, he sung with a lot of emotion; this time he didn’t fuck it up (which díd happen before in the Netherlands) and he sounded great!
All the regular songs like ‘Shove It’, ‘Be Quiet and Drive’ and ‘Digital Bath’ were played and all the albums were well represented, but Adrenaline definitely stood out; they played almost every song of this album after they returned from backstage. Especially the material from the latest album came well across, with the low, dragging riff from ‘When Girls Telephone Boys’ as a good indicator of the heaviness of this album. Even a song from the forthcoming album was played and Chino emphasized that this album will be pretty aggressive; the release date seems to be pretty steady aimed at October the third so let’s see about that in a couple of months!
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