I did it all for the nookie…
I’m not ashamed (although barely not so) to admit that Limp Bizkit’s music has been the soundtrack of certain parts of my life. What red blooded male doesn’t have a little ‘red hat’ in ’em? Sure, Fred Durst is someone that many love to hate, or hate to love… but I think there’s something cathartic about the way Limp Bizkit throws down. Gotta love the angst ridden white male rage.
I’ve never seen them play live, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to photograph their 19 May performance in Salt Lake City. Limp Bizkit is touring with a mostly original lineup; DJ Lethal left the band and has been replaced by a touring road musician who was neatly tucked away behind the bass cabinets of bassist Sam Rivers. Drummer John Otto smiled through out the whole set, his beats relentlessly driving the Bizkit sound. Bassist Sam Rivers, front man Fred Durst, and guitarist / resident freak show Wes Borland all seemed a bit tired from the road, though they definitely still delivered a musically solid performance.
They played all of the hits one would expect: Nookie, Break Stuff, Rearranged, Golden Cobra, including a few covers: George Michaels’ “Faith”, “Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who, and to the delight of the audience, a reasonably scorching rendition of “Killing In The Name Of” by Rage Against The Machine.
Check out some photos from the show: