Does Limp Bizkit still suck? According to fans at their May 31st show in Ontario, the answer is an enthusiastic NO!
The nu-metal rockers who ruled the ‘00s with “Nookie,” “Break Stuff,” “Rollin'” and “Faith,” put on an unbelievably great show with classics and some interesting covers.
Before we got to the main event, openers Militarie Gun welcomed the audience with their indie style as the crowd began filing into the arena.
The Los Angeles band released an EP in 2020, but the world shut down and they could not tour to promote it. Now, they are making new fans across the US.
Next up was Wargasm, the high-energy and fun-to-photograph UK band. The electronic duo is slated to drop their debut full-length album this summer titled “Explicit: The Mixxxtape.” Singer Milkie Way also came back to the stage later to do “Full Nelson” with Fred Durst.
Dying Wish hit the stage next with a heavy hardcore sound. The Oregon-based band is front by a female singer named Emma Boster, and she did not disappoint… she blew me away. They definitely electrified the entire arena!
You would think it was the second coming of the Beatles as excited and loud as the crowd became as the lights dimmed. Headliners Limp Bizkit finally emerged to take the stage. As expected, the band played all their classics, which caused people to go insane! Front-man Fred Durst did the first song from an armchair onstage which later had a mystery heavy-set man named Miguel sitting in it for some reason.
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At one point, Durst poked fun at people holding up their cell phones for the show. Holding his arm above his head as if he had a phone, he said, “Dope show! I can’t wait to watch it later!”
As an awesome disco ball made beautiful lighting in the venue, DJ lethal played other famous tracks in between Limp Bizkit songs such as Backstreet Boys, George Michael, and Britney Spears. He even asked the crowd to grab the person next to them and slow dance with them, so I grabbed my photographer friend and that’s what we did as Durst danced with his family members on stage.
Durst got political for a bit and said we are being fed propaganda by the media, neither side is right, and we just need the truth, which caused the crowd to cheer. He also asked the men in the crowd to show him their “man titties,” and for at least 50 people to get on the shoulders of someone else or he wouldn’t continue playing. Unfortunately that means men were lifting their shirts like crazy and Durst was commenting on their nipples. I was so happy to be in the pit shooting and avoiding that view! As my friend and fellow photographer Steve Rose and I were dancing in the photo pit, Durst pointed at us and seemed to appreciate Rose rapping “Rollin’” back at him.
Durst also made fun of the “sissy” mosh pit and said he was a sissy too, but he didn’t know that they’d have a sissy mosh pit that night. Guitarist Wes Borland went into the mosh pit for a song and played, which encouraged the mosh pit to get wilder.
Cover songs included Ministry’s “Thieves,” “Don’t Change” from INXS, and Geroge Michael’s “Faith. ” Classic Limp Bizkit tracks included “My Generation,” “Re-Arranged,” “Nookie,” and “Take a Look Around.”
At the end, the house lights came on and all of the bands came onstage to sing “Break Stuff” together, and the crowd went crazy.
I don’t normally stay for an entire show, but I stayed for every song of this concert. I was super excited to hear one of my favorite songs, “Eat You Alive,” and I have to say any show with Limp Bizkit, and Durst of course, is definitely not boring!