Filter – Live at FWD Day + Nightclub Cleveland for Rock N’ Restock CLE, 9-22-2016
I did something I swore I’d never do last night. I went to a show and spent the entire time in the parking lot. I didn’t have a ticket going into it, and I just couldn’t bring myself to shell out the 30 bucks and some change to get in. Probably because when I got there I realized that the event was a Filter show tacked onto a silent auction. Everyone was walking in and out of the FWD Day and Nightclub in fancy clothes and here I am, clad black with my Filter logo flag shirt. I felt extremely out of place and it really sucked because the event was for a great cause, raising money for the Cleveland Food Bank and some folks affected by cancer.
Instead I paid $10.00 to park my car in a space right beside the stage. I didn’t pay for that specific spot, and I arrived well after the opening band (Tyler Reid) took the stage, so it was pretty much dumb luck. It was a good listening area; if I got on my car (did) I had a view of heads of the crowd and occasionally the band members, if they were feeling the will to move around. My personal Filter sound festival was interrupted only by the trains, the man who asked me to button his shirt sleeve, the echo off the bridges, and the couples yelling at each other on the way to the car.
They played for over an hour, and didn’t take a single break. Here’s the set list.
1. The Take
2. Trip Like I Do
3. You Walk Away
4. Head of Fire (<3 <3 <3)
5. Kid Blue from the Short Bus, Drunk Bus
7. Pride Flag
8. Nothing In My Hands
9. Take A Picture
11. Welcome to the Fold
12. The Best Things
13. American Cliché
14. No Love
15. Hey Man, Nice Shot
This club is right by the water and the outside area is lined with train cargo cars. Which was a nice feature since it made for a low barrier.
I recorded the whole thing on my phone. And it’s a damn good recording for a phone if I do say so myself!
While I didn’t enjoy this show as much as my first one, I mean that goes without saying because I was inside the venue, I am pretty stoked to have a solid recording of a Filter show where Richard Patrick talks a lot about his hometown. And apparently he’s writing a book?