The Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003 was the best concert I've ever seen (first time I've seen Metallica).
The Metrodome in Minneapolis, 42,000 people.
Mudvayne came on first, but only for 1/2 hour. This was the second time I'd seen them and they played all the songs I wanted to hear.
Deftones were supposed to come out next, but had to cancel because the lead singer, Chino Moreno, was hospitalized. I heard on the radio he "slipped a disk", whatever the hell that's supposed to mean.
Linkin Park came out next and played for abour 90 minutes, I think. Their show was great, they have a lot of kick-ass songs. I lost my shoe in a mosh pit though, and had to scramble around trying to get it back, and then spend ten minutes trying to get back far enough to put it on.
Limp Bizkit is stupid. They (mainly Fred Durst) came out before Metallica and spent half the time playing and half the time talking. Almost every song was from their "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" album, which I hate, however, they did not play their biggest hit, "Rolling". They also have a new album coming out this fall, which they played nothing from. My favorite LB songs are the first 3-4 on the first album, however they played nothing from the first album except "Faith" which, in my opinion, sucks. The high point was probably their cover of Metallica's "Sanitarium".
Metallica was awesome! They played for about 2 hours (not long enough!) mostly old stuff. The one thing that bugged me was that they didn't play anything from "Load", one of my favorite albums. About halfway through the concert I was able to make my way up to the very front, no easy feat! There was nothing between me and Metallica but a security guard and an 8 foot stage! The pyrotechnics were great, I thought I was going to get burned, and I'm lucky I had my earplugs. I didn't catch a guitar pick or a drumstick or anything, but maybe next time. They said they'd be touring again next year, and I'll most definately be there!