I've seen Staind twice. The first time was May 16th, 2008 in Fayetteville, NC at the Crown Coliseum, and the second time was on October 7th, 2008 in Greensboro, NC.


The Fayetteville show was my first Staind concert, and my first concert overall. I found out about this concert on Staind's MySpace. I saw on the concert calendar that they were playing in Fayetteville. I thought it was another Fayetteville in the USA, until I saw NC. I immediately bought tickets. I was anxious the entire day to get to the CC and hear Staind. The opening band was a group from South Carolina named State of Illusion. They were fantastic, I would love to have them on tour with Staind again, they set the atmosphere for Chevelle, who came out next. I didn't know much from Chevelle, except Send The Pain Below, but Chevelle still played a good set nonetheless. Next of course, was Staind. When the lights went out and Staind opened with Open Your Eyes, I felt like a little girl at a Jonas Brothers concert. I was rocking my heart out that entire concert. My voice and body were fucked way before the closing song Mudshovel, but when Mudshovel played, I went all out and fucked my voice and body up even more.

My next Staind concert was the Greensboro show. They played with Seether, Papa Roach, and RED. I didn't know anything from RED, so I was just waiting for them to finish their set. Papa Roach came out next and really made that venue rock the fuck out. Seether was pretty good, seeing as I knew a lot of their music, they also played a Stone Temple Pilots cover of Creep. Staind was next. As in previous concerts, my body and voice were fucked before the end, but I rocked out to the max. I tried to catch Jon's drumsticks at the end, but I didn't get them.

I can't wait for the next Staind/AL show!

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