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FLAW, THE COLOR RED, NOISE THERAPY 10-24-2002

FRAT BOYS SHOULDN’T MOSH!!!
FLAW, THE COLOR RED & NOISE THERAPY
OCTOBER 24, 2002
THE RANCH BOWL, OMAHA NEBRASKA
Flaw’s upcoming DVD was being recorded at The Ranch Bowl, and no outside photography was being allowed.  The night could only get better. 
It was announced during NOISE THERAPY’s set that 3rd Strike’s vocalist had lost his voice, and the band wouldn’t be preforming.  No one seemed to mind.  Musically beating the crowd into submission, NOISE THERAPY quickly worked them into a frenzy.  Though barely heard of before tonight the boys from Canada were not going to be upset by the Americans, and they prooved with out a doubt that Canada rocks.  NOISE THERAPY was a band no one would foret.
The wicked light effects of The Color Red’s set seemed lost on the crowd as they mulled about like zombies or stood near motionless until almost halfway through the set.  Come the fourth song, The Color Red had worked the crowd up enough to mosh, and the band’s upcoming second single (The Other) sent the crowd over the edge.
Flaw took the stage leaving no room to question their ability to satisfy the crowd.  There was no introduction, they didn’t need one.  Ripping into “Reliance”, Flaw left the crowd begging for me.  To Chris Volz, true showman that he is, there was no holding back.  Mixing gutteral growls with harmonizing vocals, Chris blended perfectly with the music brutallaly assaulting the crowds senses.  There is no doubting, this band has matured since their first national tour last year with COLD and DOPE.
The emotional intensity of the night peaked with the preformance of “Whole”.  The crowd not only heard the music, but felt it in their souls.  Chris ended the song with a kiss aimed towards heaven, and a silent “thank you.”
We were even gifted enough to hear a track recorded for “Through the Eyes” that didn’t make the final cut.  A song rarely preformed live.  Where “Whole” and “Only the Strong” gained the greatest crowd response, “My Letter” (rarely played live) brought the crowd together.  Dedicated to all the parents trying not to repeat the mistakes their parents made, “Best I Am” spoke the loudest to the Generation X portion of the corwd.
Flaw finished a monumental night with a dedication to Dave Williams.  Fallen hero, mentor and friend.  Lead singer of Drowning Pool.  “One More Time” was Flaw’s Tribute to a lost friend.
“Flaw is an idea.  An emotion.  A feeling,” Volz explained to the crowd.  “Art is more inspiring when music is listened to with the heart.”
Noise Therapy Setlist:
Get Up
Ride
Far Away
G-Hole
*-69
Inside
FLAW SetList:
RELIANCE
AMENDMENT
WHAT I HAVE TO DO
INNER STRENGTH
WHOLE
AWAY
ONLY THE STRONG
MY LETTER
“MEDLEY”
SCHEME
BEST I AM
GET UP AGAIN
ONE MORE TIME
PAYBACK

 

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