Anthrax – Snowscrapers 2009 [uncut#102]
New York City, Red Bull Snowscrapers at East River Park 05 February 2009
Setlist ~ What Doesn’t Die > Madhouse > Bring The Noise w/Chuck D
A/V ~ Sony HVR-A1U with Sony ECMHST1 Stereo Shotgun Microphone > 1080i/60 DV on Sony DVM-60PR > Sony GV-HD700 > Firewire > Final Cut Pro X > Compressor > H.264, 1280×720, 24fps, 8000kbps, AAC, 44kHz, 320kbps
Weather conditions at this show can only be described as utterly hostile. It was like Antarctica had tried to annex New York City. I’m not sure if these ‘perfect conditions’ factored into the accompanying snowboard contest running way late. But as a result of this organizational slackerism, Anthrax’s set got butchered. What was meant to be a full length performance, had to be trimmed down to 3 songs as the event’s 10pm curfew was a mere 20 minutes away. While my personal outrage was overshadowed by fear of frostbite, the crowd that had waited for up to 6 hours for the band to go on, was furious. When the organizers turned off the FOH juice during “Bring The Noise”, the stage was bombarded with shards of ice and snowballs. Soon afterwards, the band released a statement which you can read below.
“We want to apologize to our fans that came out to the Red Bull event last night in the hellish cold to see us play. It was an awesome event that we were honored to play but things just didn’t go off quite like planned. Originally, we were to go on just before 9 PM and play for 45-minutes. One of the snowboarding events ran very late which caused us to delay the start of our set. That and a curfew we were not informed about until 9:30 PM snowballed into an unfortunate situation that was beyond our control. As we were walking to the stage, we were instructed to cut our set to three songs, and no one was more surprised than us when they cut the PA before we could finish the third song. We are particularly mortified that this happened when our good friend, Chuck D, had just taken the stage for ‘Bring The Noise’. We extend our apologies to him. Nothing like this has ever happened to Anthrax before, and we regret that it happened last night. Thank you to those who came out to support and once again our sincere apologies.” ~Anthrax
What Doesn’t Die
Bring The Noise w/Chuck D of Public Enemy