Limp Bizkit - Marquee Theatre - 5/26/2013
Photos by Jim Louvau
Marquee Theatre (view the full slideshow.)
May 26, 2013
There were plenty of terrible covers, outfits, and just an overall lack of effort as rap-rockers Limp Bizkit did their best to relive the '90s Sunday night at the Marquee Theatre. The band hit the stage to begin its 90-minute set and launched into "Rollin''" from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (which also might be the worst album title in the history of music.)
It quickly became clear that singer Fred Durst was not up for the challenge of entertaining the packed house, but luckily his band was.
Durst looked a little ridiculous in his lifeguard hat, white LB hoodie, Oakley shades, and gloves. In fact he looked as though he'd come to plant seeds in your garden then rock your face off. "Gold Cobra" and "Full Nelson" followed and it didn't take long to see that the band lacked the energy they were once known for. The setlist didn't help -- it lacked much of the band's best material from their debut release, Three Dollar Bill, Yall$.
"Do you have any requests?" Durst asked the crowd, just before the band played partial cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" which quickly turned into Metallica's "Master of Puppets" and then an awful rendition of Pearl Jam's "Alive."
The fun didn't end there, as the band played parts of Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock" before guitarist Wes Borland handled vocal duties on a cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
But even though Durst seemed off most of the night, the band itself sounded terrific sonically, and Borland is still their secret weapon. Borland was decked out in black body paint and a mask with LED lights that covered most of his face. They continued to pay tribute to the 90s with a full cover of Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name Of."