Another song from the new album albeit a cover from The Who, Behind Blue Eyes, and the closest thing Limp Bizkit will ever come to recording a ballad. Durst has been quoted as saying the new album is the most aggressive to date, but simply on the songs played tonight it seems that Fred could be going soft in his old age. A guitar plays out on a blacked-out stage and the vocals begin from who knows where. Suddenly, Fred appears on the barrier between the front two sections to the delight to the people at the front and, to his credit, he does a great job as cigarettes, bottles of water, beer and God knows what rain down.
Still in the crowd, the bass intro to Take A Look Around ignites the crowd and everyone comes back to life. Slowly making his way back to the stage, the energy reaches intense proportions as he declares ‘I know why you want to hate me.’ Pyrotechnics play out the final section and Limp Bizkit leave the stage.
They return with Full Nelson, fists back in the air as we’re told that ‘we won the football match’ (referring to England’s 2-1 win against Macedonia) and they leave again. This time Fred returns on his own with guitar in hand. He plays out a verse and chorus of Nevermind before attempting a quick and rather shocking guitar solo. Finally he introduces ‘the cheesiest song in the world,’ and Faith closes the set.
And then they leave. The backing track plays out and everyone waits for them to come back, power into Rollin’ and take their final bow. Except they don’t return and the concert ends leaving a slightly bitter taste. Sure it was great, incredibly energetic and, more importantly, free but it seems like there’s still a little work to do.
So, they came, they saw and, on the whole, probably conquered. They’ll play better shows than this, but with their new album just around the corner, Limp Bizkit proved they’re back doing what they do best and are ready for world domination. Just keep on Rollin’, baby!