BY VINCE ANDERSON
I arrived early enough to catch rapper Young Wicked who was pretty good, I love me a good white boy rapper, and I wasn’t familiar with the fella nor his project Axe Murder Boyz, but he pleased the crowd and me tonight.
DJ Paul was up next… I’m not really a big DJ fan, but he’s 36 Mafia, and… who doesn’t recognize his work? I found myself and the crowd singing along to the many songs from the 36 Mafia family’s hits.
POD was the reason I was here, so POD was my primary focus on this night. How they ended up on a bill like this, is a mystery to me, but I was excited nonetheless. I was also a little curious about ICP, I gotta admit. So POD take the stage and they really blew the lid off the place, starting with “Boom” which energized the crowd. So you have a Christian Rap, Rock band in the middle of a show for Juggalos, but it worked. As I’m listening, I can’t wait to hear some of my favorite POD songs, and they deliver with, “This Goes Out To You.” I’ve got nothing but mad love and respect for these guys, but I gotta be honest, there’s a portion of the show, that, for me, slows down a bit to much, but I love the elements of Rap, Rock and screaming vocals, they have it, and then relevant lyrics like that of those on “Youth of a Nation,” throw in a little “dollar, dollar bills y’all” to keep this crowd paying attention, leading into “Rise of the New World Order.” POD really had no trouble holding their own, creating a mosh pit during “Eyes” and of course last but not least, “Alive” closed out their set, for me I would have loved to hear them close of with “goodbye for Now,” one of my favorite POD songs.
ICP ws up next, they are an interesting lot. I can’t seem to shake the smell of diet Faygo root beer out of my nasal passages. I can honestly say, that I enjoyed the whole ICP experience, except for when I had to go to work at the end of the night and load them out…hate root beer.