“There wasn’t any fucking way a goddamn hurricane was keeping us from fucking coming down here,” Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor told the crowd at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on the night of September 4, 2019, as Hurricane Dorian put a huge swath of Florida in a state of panic after pummeling the Bahamas.
Slipknot put a pummeling of their own on the audience of more than 14,000 gathered to escape the trials and tribulations of mundane life — and the spectre of nasty weather — by pounding through nearly two hours of material that spanned their entire catalogue, from their eponymous debut to the band’s new record, We Are Not Your Kind. It was just the cathartic release a state forced to endure more than its fair share of tragedy in recent years needed, delivering a way less destructive battery than the kind Dorian could’ve offered.
MetalSucks contributing photographer Dylan Duncan was on hand to capture the action, featuring a massive stage show full of practical props, a dazzling array of lights and plenty of pyro. Alas, he did not solve the mystery of Tortilla Man, but you can have a look at his photos from the night below.