Monday, August 20, 2012

Steel Panther @ Fillmore- 08/18/2012

Went with John and Kate (birthday Present for John) to see the Steel Panther band at The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD. Tickets were pretty cheap ($20), they had some shirts and bandanas ($35 for a shirt I think, the shirts weren't very interesting IMO). I did not get anything. There was a pretty good crowd, the balcony was kinda sparse, but the floor was probably a bit more crowded than Ted Nugent. There was an opener, but we didn't care to see them and we got about as they were coming off (oops, too soon).  We stood around the back to the left, facing the stage.

Steel Panther came on after 10, about 10:10 (about 10 minutes late). This would throw off later plans and we left early (ish). We had seen Steel Panther before, so it wasn't too bad to miss the encore. They sounded great, and had a pretty receptive crowd. They were hilarious, like last time. Some of the same type of jokes, but different banter. No complaints sonically, and the setlist was pretty good as well. Actually, looking at it, they played just about the same setlist (I think an encore song may have been different and there were no covers) this time as they had in May. Well, it was still a good show.

Of course one must go into a Steel Panther show knowing that there will be all manner of homophobic/misogynistic/racist/sexist/hilarious/non PC/crude and generally crass dialogue and lyrics. All in a joking manner, if you've ever heard one of their songs. So if you go in with an open mind you'll be fine.

There was a guy dressed as Tiger Woods because of their song about him. They actually pulled him up on stage during that song. It was pretty ridiculous. Of course there were the various sketchy/cute/hot/trainwreck/tore up girls on stage for a couple songs (around Party All Day I think). One girl apparently was flashing the band at regular intervals throughout the show. She was kind of one of the latter girls IMO. We did not see any boobs this time, FYI. There were a ton of bandanas, older 80s ladies, animal print, wigs, and def some hipsters.

Satchel's guitar solo featured snippets/riffs of Flight of the Bumblebee, Deep Purple (Smoke on the Water), Scorpions (Rock You Like a Hurricane), Judas Priest (Breakin' the Law), Iron Maiden (The Trooper),  Metallica (Master of Puppets), Guns N Roses (Sweet Child O Mine), Black Sabbath (Iron Man and Paranoid),  that song from Pulp Fiction, and finishing with the Sound of Music song.
I swore I heard Van Halen (eruption) and Yngwie in there too. Not bad at all

 Anyways, I think the first show was better, but I think that's because we didn't know what to expect, had less drinks, and were a bit paranoid about time (for later events that evening). We left at 11:30PM, but Steel Panther had a couple more songs after that (encore, I didn't list em, but I imagine they were the same as in NJ a recent night). So that kind of hindered the enjoyment. But def worth the $20 bones. I had a great time.



Photos:
http://metalcowboy.tumblr.com/post/29776109686/steel-panther-the-fillmore-silver-spring
http://metalcowboy.tumblr.com/post/29776192206/steel-panther-the-fillmore-silver-spring
http://metalcowboy.tumblr.com/post/29776278296/steel-panther-the-fillmore-silver-spring
http://metalcowboy.tumblr.com/post/29776492090/steel-panther-the-fillmore-silver-spring


Setlist:

  • In the Future
  • Supersonic Sex Machine
  • Tomorrow Night
  • Fat Girl (Thar She Blows)
  • Asian Hooker
  • Just Like Tiger Woods
  • Gold-Digging Whore
  • Guitar Solo
  • Turn Out the Lights
  • Community Property
  • Eyes of a Panther
  • Weenie Ride
  • Party All Day (Fuck All Night)
  • It Won't Suck Itself
  • Death to All but Metal