San Francisco’s well known “modern rock”
station LIVE 105 hosts their 17th annual BFD concert this past
weekend at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. This
event continues to grow year after year and this year was no
exception. In addition to the main stage within the
amphitheater they also had dueling “festival” stages along
with the Subsonic Tent. This gave today’s music savvy concert
goers a plethora of choices when it came to rocking out!
If spending less than $35 to see the likes of Spoon, Against
Me! and Fly Leaf playing throughout the day on the festival
stages wasn’t enough; a whole new concert was about to begin
on the main stage come 5:20pm.. Sunburned and sweaty the crowd
rapidly filled the amphitheater seats in eager anticipation
for the headliners.
Cage the Elephant and Silversun Pickups hit the hot sunny
stage. These two relatively young bands were a great choice to
open the main stage of this "modern rock" festival.
While some say Courtney Love really never stopped “performing”
she did take some time off from her music career. No surprise
but amazing would be a great description of Hole as they
belted out some of their classics. There’s a good reason that
Courtney’s career has lasted as long as it has. It’s called
Just as the sun began to set Sacramento’s own Deftones came on
stage. With their well know energy and modern metal sound
Chino Moreno and crew got the crowd on their feet. Even
without the crazy light shows, fog machines and periodical
flashing, the Deftones delivered more than expected.
A tough act to follow but someone had to do it. With respect
to Nowell the ska punk band Sublime anti dramatically took the
stage. The boys of Sublime really entertained as they hashed
over their favorite performance with and without Nowell. I’m
happy to report that 21-year-old Fremont vocalist Rome Ramirez
did the band, the music and Nowell justice.
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