I set out for the triple bill Tuesday night of P.O.D., Daughtry and 3 Doors Down, but after battling stop-and-go traffic for 100 mins, I didn’t make it in time for P.O.D.’s opening set. I must say, their rap/metal act seemed an odd pairing with the two southern-style radio rock bands. The person next to me said they were luke-warmly received. Even less well received was the 3 Doors Down meet and greet, which according to a nearby couple was a rip-off. A rabid fan from Wyoming apparently paid $400 and got a 90-minute wait, followed by access to the sound check, a whopping two minutes around the band, a t-shirt and an autograph.
Tuesday night’s sold out audience at the Fillmore was enthusiastic — easy to please even. There to see In This Moment, All That Remains, Hellyeah and Lola Black, just about anything could send the crowd into frenzy. Chad Gray of Hellyeah could shout out what he had for breakfast and the place would go nuts.