Well last night I went to my first official big national rock concert. This was the first time I had seen any other national acts (besides the dixie chicks). The atmosphere was much different then those at the local music clubs. The show was suppose to start at 7:00pm but did not start til 7:15. Seeing since I arrived at 6:30 I walked around the arena with my friends just to past the time. At 7:00 we all walked down to the floor to listen to The Mars Volta. Well I had never heard any of their music before and I hope I never do again . They took the stage and played what seemed the same song for a half an hour! There sound and tone was horrible. I did not hear a single word through any of their songs. Just high pitched screaming mixed in with heavy distortion. A few People began throwing things at them and a large portion of the crowd on the floor left to go bathroom or walk around! So the Mars Volta left the stage to many boos. Note: Later on in the concert the peppers said "We heard a few fans say they were the worst f****** band they have ever heard and we just have to say they are a great band". Maybe the band had a bad night I am not sure.... So after about a half and hour the Queens Of The Stone Age took the stage . The crowd was was very uplifted by this. The floor be came filled and I felt that is when the concert truly started! They played about ten songs including about a 10min version of no one knows. I was very impressed by their bassist. I also found it interesting they brought a guy out to sing with them for a few songs. So after the Queens Of The Stone Age left the stage I went to bathroom and was forced to pee in a sink because of the lack of toilets. I then bought a pop and went back to the floor. To past the time my fellow chums and I began counting pairs boobs.(I never realized how much control my teenage hormones have over me) Anyway the peppers took the stage and opened with by the way. They played most of their hits and played Breaking the Girl which they said they had only played live once before that. The songs that really got the crowd going was throw away your television, give it away, and can't stop. Through out the concert flea made a few jokes like "who wants their c*** sucked.... crowd cheers... Sorry I can only do about 15 people a night" other jokes included poking fun at the local gas station Kum and Go. So they said good night and came back for the encore and played Under the Bridge and did a cover of Let me stand next to your fire by jimi hendrix. All together it was a great concert! 2 bands really rocked and the other no comment. I did notice one thing people should not smoke on the floor! I often found myself dodging flaming cancer sticks all night. I wish some people could just go where there is a little less of a chance of burning people!