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Tuesday nights are usually for rest before the rest of the work week. That notion was blown out of the water when French metal giants Gojira played to a sold out crowd in St. Petersburg. New Zealand Te Reo metal band Alien Weaponry opened the evening. If you have never seen them, change that. They are very high energy and listening to their songs, of which the majority are in Te Reo Maori, are raw. Kentucky hard core punks Knocked Loose were up next. They perfectly got the crowd excited for what was to come.
The excitement grew as the kabuki drape was hung. As the minutes counted down, the crowd grew louder and chanted, “Gojira! Gojira!” Once the drape fell, the band was revealed and the crowd was deafening. From start to finish, each song was greeted by excitement, as the crowd yelled along and the pit grew larger. Gojira will continue their trek across America for the next few weeks, ending in South Carolina on November 10th before heading back to Europe. If you are lucky enough to be in their cross-hairs, do not miss this show.
Coverage by Amy Breaux