scott weiland’s solo tour “purple to the core” rolled into rapids theatre in niagara falls on march 4th. jason volunteered to go with me even though he had no idea who scott, or stp was. a band called miggs opened, they were ok rock and roll. it made me feel old, because i was tired of standing around before they came out, tired of having to listen to opening bands i don’t care about, and then tired of standing around more during the almost hour and a half wait between miggs and scott. the future nin tour is going to suck, i’m already not wanting to queue all day, and stand around for 5 hours. haha.
anyway….scott came on late, not til 10ish, which he apologized for claiming they had a 17 hour bus ride the day before, with a broken cold bus. rapids had advertised the show as being core and purple in their entirety, which did not happen, but they did play mostly songs off those 2 albums. it was a decent show, it wasn’t mind blowing, partly because I found it hard to hear him a lot of the time. his mic could definitely have been turned up. and even though the band he was with sounded good, i feel like he is better with stp. he played a theramin for a few songs, but it was back in front of the drums, and all theramin playing should always be at the front of the stage! the show was about an hour and a half, as expected. glad i went, but since eric decided not to go, and kate never showed up, i’d say they didn’t miss much.
this is the setlist from the night before in traverse city, but it looks to be the same to me. though i don’t know “paralysis” (scott solo song?), and i don’t remember “where the river goes” but i do remember a song turning into “mountain song” so i’m guessing i just blanked on it.
Crackerman (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Wicked Garden (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Naked Sunday (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Creep (Stone Temple Pilots song)
The Jean Genie (David Bowie cover)
Where the River Goes (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Mountain Song (Jane’s Addiction cover)
Kitchenware & Candybars (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Big Empty (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Can’t Stand Me Now (The Libertines cover)
Still Remains (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Roadhouse Blues (The Doors cover)
Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots song)