Floater – The McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR 5/21/11
Review, photos and video from Phishbeard
Well folks, I am back! Got myself a new camera and will be posting many HD vids and pics for now on! On a spur the moment decision, I decided on very short notice that I would check out the Floater concert at McDonald Theater in Eugene, OR, since it was the night the Rapture was supposed to go down lol. After getting into concert mode Phishbeard style, I made my way to the show. When I got there, the security was patting down people pretty tough and I had my new camera hidden. I asked one of the security guards if cameras were allowed and he said they were, so I put my hand down my pants and pulled out my camera in front of him so I could get searched. The security guys laughed at me, but I do what I gotta to get the scoop for Concert Confessions.
The opening band played mostly instrumental metal, which was decent. I never did figure out who the band was though. After a 45 min set from the opener, Floater came out rocking! They threw down like they always do in Oregon, since they are Portland natives. They opened with Come See Everything and I was pumped. Unfortunately the dude behind me with the overwhelming smell of Old Spice after shave dumped his drink down my back, half way through the first song. I was pissed and almost boogied home. Thank God I didn’t.
Floater tore it up last night. They played Crusatyr and many other bad ass songs! When they busted out Danny Boy, the packed McDonald Theater went ape shit. People were moshing everywhere on the floor and half the crowd if not more was singing the words to the song. It was epic. I was hoping for a Zero Hour, due to the whole Rapture thing, but no dice this time. Floater ended up playing like a 2 hour set. The lights, lasers and backdrop screen made for a pretty trippy show as well. They encored with Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode, which was something special in it’s self. Overall, I would have to say that Floater did not let me down for the 23 bucks I paid to see them. I encourage any rock/metal fan to check these guys out.