This was the most fucked up venue I have ever been to. Fuck them. We showed up for the show at 3:00pm, after finally getting through the snow plagued Cajon Pass, the venue staff was clueless, and completely ignorant. No one knew what the hell was going on and we were treated like shit by a couple of the box office workers there. After about 2 and a half hours of searching for shit we met up with a few of the Dysfunctional fan club members (Rosie and her husband, Gabe and his friend, Jason and his wife, and Angela... thanks) who were all in the same position. Finally around 7:00 we found Richie and Dave from the band and got some anwers, I have never seen a man foam at the mouth that way( thanks Dave) to get their fans in. This was our first meet with the band and I must say my wife and I were dissapointed in the way the event staff was pushing people in and out, we spent about 7 minutes with the band and got a few signatures and a picture (not with our camera, again, what the fuck is that, NO CAMERAS) the silver lining in the whole thing was the amount of hospitality the band did have, and knowing it was not thier fault, we were able to enjoy the time we did get with them.
The show on the other hand FUCK YEAH... This band still has it, amazing show, exciting emotional and hard. I was molested by some chicks who were rushing from the back, and my wife was being groped and bulldozed by some ignorant asshole. We almost had some picks but just missed them as they were being thrown by the band. The show was the shit, the band performed as good as I have seen, and as expected. I was not dissapointed with the show itself as Staind has never dissapointed... I will go wherever Staind plays regardless of where, lets all just hope its not at San Manuel again.