Classic Concert of the Day: Slipknot, Minneapolis, MN, 1999
You’re all cooped up. We’re all cooped up. Everyone’s friggin’ cooped up! You’re scrolling through our social feeds, texting with friends, eating, drinking coffee, watching TV, scrolling through our social feeds again, eating again, playing that dumb mobile game you downloaded from an Instagram ad and can’t stop playing, eating again, chatting with friends on a Zoom call, scrolling through our social feeds again, all while worrying about where your next paycheck is gonna come from. These are tough times, people.
To help pass the time, we’ll periodically be sharing a classic metal concert. Watch some of it, watch all of it, watch only one song… we don’t care! As it long as it provides you with a bit of entertainment.
Continuing with this column’s theme of concentrating on shows by bands that been forced to cancel summer tours: today we spend time with Slipknot, who postponed all their summer tour plans last week.
This show took place at The Quest in Minneapolis, MN, on December 1, 1999 — less than six months after the release of their eponymous debut. It was part of the World Domination Tour, which was Slipknot’s first time doing an honest-to-Satan headlining run. There’s an incredible amount of energy being generated on the stage; it’s hard to believe anyone could have seen this band at the time and doubted they’d go on to be huge. It’s killer stuff.
This is your not-so-new national fucking anthem: