gbruin wrote:Andy and cheesedip: It's hard to explain why I thought Breaking Benjamin was weird. The show just had very little flow or cohesiveness, I guess. They had these fog cannons that they used way too much and too arbitrarily. They were all over the place in the middle of songs and just seemed gratuitous and distracted from the music, but they turned them off with two songs left so they were nowhere in their finale. Ben Burley (the singer) would play drums at times but his kit was turned sideways in the back against the drum riser so it just looked out of place and he would kind of disappear. They did this weird Star Wars/nerd speech thing with a light saber and then a mashup of several songs including the Imperial March, Smells Like Teen Spirit (a song I totally hate), and an instrumental of Pantera's Walk. I really wanted to like their set but the entire show just never really connected or flowed for me. But it's just me. There were plenty of BB fans who seemed to love it, so it's just one opinion.
I can see that. The fog cannons were a little distracting when I saw them in Scranton to be honest -- super loud to the point where I could barely hear the music. And Ben completely disappeared from the stage during a couple songs to let his other band members sing. They did a great job with the vocals, but it was a little odd. I'm guessing Ben needs to rest his voice occasionally as he appears to struggle singing live somewhat.