Uproar Festival, 9/22
Show Review & Photos by Heather Fitzpatrick
On September 22nd, Uproar Festival again took over the White River Amphitheatre, and featured 14 bands, including this region’s “Battle of The Bands” winner, Windowpane. The first set of bands played back-to-back sets of approximately 30 minutes on two smaller stages, engaging fans to jump, crowd surf, sing along, shout out lyrics and to rock out. Many bands were available for CD signings throughout the afternoon at their merch tents. After the last band performed on the smaller stage, the Amphitheatre was opened up for the nearly 9,000 festival attendees to take their places for the main stage bands. Papa Roach was originally in this year’s line-up, but had to cancel early on due to health reasons. The main stage bands had longer set times to accommodate their absence. Lights, fire, and mosh pitting ensued. It was announced early on that Godsmack’s number one fan was in attendance, and the crowd went wild. Once Godsmack took the stage, he was treated to a very unique experience. You see, he was in a wheel chair and security cleared him for something I hadn’t seen before. They approved him for CROWD SURFING! Throughout the evening, he surfed at least three times that I could see from my vantage point. Clearly an event he will remember forever.