Slipknot rounded off a day of fan mania in GLASGOW last night (February 14) with a spectacular pyrotechnics-filled show in the city’s SECC.
The mask wearing nine-piece from Des Moines played to a sell-out audience of 7,000, many of whom had followed them about all day. As revealed previously on NME.COM, over 1,000 fans packed into the Virgin Megastore in the city yesterday afternoon, with a further 2,000 fans turned away. Mounted police had to be used to contain the crowds.
“It was a completely religious experience,” Brian Telford, 21, said of last night’s show. “I could feel the heat of the flames from the fireworks quite a bit back from the stage.”
As with the earlier in-store signing, many fans wore the masks and boiler suits sported by their heroes. The band roared through a set taking in hits from 1999’s self-titled album and from chart-topping follow-up ‘Iowa’. The fireworks they used were reminiscent of the stage-show put on by German metallers Rammstein.
“It was just awesome,” Paul Shaw, 17, told NME.COM. “I don’t think I’ll ever, ever see anything like that again.”
Slipknot continue their UK tour tonight (February 15) at the Manchester Evening News Arena.