A much hyped crowd filed into The Phoenix for Hamilton’s own Monster Truck. Anticipation settled into the sold-out venue, with chants of “Monster Truck!”echoing throughout the crowd.
First up, The Temperance Movement hyped the crowd even more with their UK rock-infused music. Their sound and look was as though Noel Gallagher had a baby with Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry and, of course, the devil. Lead singer Phil Campbell came out swinging, swaying, and flailing all his limbs. And then it was over.
The night got louder, the crowd got heavier, and then Monster Truck entered, to the familiar sounds of “Why Are You Not Rocking?,” as the crowd chanted along, “Rock and roll might save your life!” Before you take in a Monster Truck event (I don’t use the term ‘event’ lightly), there are couple things to keep in mind. You will need to rock out hard, or else the spirits of Lynyrd Skynyrd will haunt you for life. And as for personal space- who needs it?
Monster Truck arrived with an explosive energy, and gave the crowd a night that will not be forgotten. They stuck to most of their newer stuff, such as “For The People,” “Enforcer,” “Black Forest,” and more. The Truck wrapped up with “Sweet Mountain River” before vanishing into flaring red lights and smoke. Like they do, they arrived, raised hell (including in their dressing room) and then left.
“We accidentally rockstared the dressing room tonight. It felt right, but we still feel bad. Sorry Phoenix.”
Everyone should rock out with Monster Truck, everyone.
– by Shyun Atown