As you all know, NYC got a sudden freak snow storm that day, and many people lost power. The weather was awful! But that didn't stop us from showing up at Hammerstein Ballroom.
We got there just as the doors had opened and went directly to our seats on the second floor balcony. The seating there is VERY uncomfortable, but the view is excellent. BTW a small plastic cup filled with coke and ice was $4 WTF! That should be illegal.
Anyway, so the opening band started. I am not sure how they got into this show, but they can definitely brag about it for the rest of their lives. The band was (lol) IKILLYA. All I can say is, I wish the singer would make up his mind and stick to one style of singing because that mess he's doing does not work.
Next it was Corrosion of Conformity. They had good energy. They were alright, although it felt like they were just jamming in their living room. Like they weren't totally into it.
Finally, Danzig came onstage. The crowd went wild! The band members had a very warm welcome from a city that loves them! I'm going to write the songs as I remember them.
It's Coming Down
Twist of Cain
Her Black Wings
How the Gods Kill
Dirty Black Summer
Glenn was in a great mood, he was talking to the crowd a lot and made some funny comments like "Promise me that New York City won't turn into Hippieville!". He was reaching out to the fans a lot this night, with high-fives and sharing the mic. There was a little kid on the side of the stage watching the show and he seemed to be enjoying it which I thought was awesome.
After this Danzig stopped to switch gears. The giant Danzig banner on the back of the stage dropped, and a different one suddenly appeared. It was time for Samhain. Glenn came out wearing a black mask with horns.
All Murder, All Guts, All Fun
Horror Business (yup)
To Walk the Night
Let the Day Begin
Then it was time to switch again. The Samhain banner dropped and sounds of horror movies started playing in the background, as the banner of The Misfits came up. Everyone was super excited! (songs are not in order)
Some Kind of Hate
Night of the Living Dead (not sure about this one)
We Are 138
Everyone went nuts! The pit was insane, and all of us at the balconies were jumping, singing, screaming. There was electricity in the air, it was so much fun, sooooo exciting!! Honestly, Glenn Danzig was in great shape and he is a trooper for singing such a long fucking show. His voice was great too btw.
Danzig came back to play Mother, and the epic encore was Skulls. This was truly an epic show (not including opening bands).
THANKS DANZIG and everyone that made this possible!