I had the opportunity to go to the Carnival of Madness Tour the other day. It was amazing despite the fact it rained for most of the show. By rained I mean poured and lightening lit up the sky.
The bands performing were WeAsHuman, In This Moment, Papa Roach, Skillet and Shinedown. Despite the rain and lightening, the bands performed to their max! That is until the venue evacuated for a short period of time because worse weather was moving in, but they resumed full force once everyone was let back in. Unfortunately I missed WeAsHuman and In This Moment. I was told all the bands played, but I don’t remember seeing Skillet (I was 100% sober). Anyway, I did see Papa Roach’s set and Shinedown’s set. Both bands were absolutely amazing! Their sound on stage is just as good, if not better than their album sound.
The whole show was awesome, but there is one song that sticks out to me, the last song of Shinedown’s set, Bully. If you’ve never heard this song I suggest you check it out. The band started into the song and it sounded great. Then the screen behind them lit up and I almost cried. I’m pretty sure a lot of you have heard the story of Amanda Todd? The teenage girl who was bullied to the point she took her own life? Yes, Shinedown played her YouTube video on the screen while performing Bully. I know Amanda Todd is not the only person who has taken her life, but it’s not so much about her as an individual, it’s about all the people who have or have thought about leaving the world. I think it was very nice and amazing that Shinedown thought to put this video with this song. Just in case you’re thinking it, no, I do not think Shinedown used that video for publicity. I think they genuinely care about people, their fans, their haters and the people that have no idea who they are.
If the Carnival of Madness Tour comes to your town you should go! You won’t be disappointed!