Disturbed and Company Rocked The Woodlands Pavilion

Disturbed and Company Rocked The Woodlands Pavilion

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Disturbed Photo: ImagesbyBayes
Disturbed Photo: ImagesbyBayes

The pouring down rain and the unstoppable lightning didn’t stop a huge crowd from showing up at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands to see Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia.

The weather may have caused a slight delay but the crowd was ready to rock.

Saint Asonia came out first and rocked so friggin hard.

Saint Asonia Photo: ImagesbyBaytes
Saint Asonia Photo: ImagesbyBaytes

For a minute, I wasn’t sure who they were. But I love music and was opened minded to see what they had to offer. I was digging the first couple songs then “I hate everything about you” came on and the crowd went wild.

Everyone in the audience was singing along. It turns out the former singer for Three Days Grace is now singing for Saint Asonia. After Adam Gontier left the band in 2014 this band was formed and released their first album in 2015.

After the quickest set change I have ever witnessed in my life, Alter Bridge hit the stage.

Alter Bridge Photo: ImagesbyBaytes
Alter Bridge Photo: ImagesbyBaytes

The band consists of Myles Kennedy and three former band members of Creed. Myles Kennedy embraces the crowd with his passion and love of music. By the movement of his hands you feel what he is singing about as if he is telling the story while singing.

After Alter Bridge left the stage, Mother Nature kicked in to high gear. Everyone on the lawn was advised to seek shelter, not that they listened. The concessions were shut down and the show was delayed again. This still did not discourage the crowd. The show had to go on! We all waited patiently for Mother Nature to allow the music to go on, and finally the time came.

Breaking Benjamin came onto stage!

Breaking Benjamin Photo: ImagesbyBaytes
Breaking Benjamin Photo: ImagesbyBaytes

They walked out with their instruments and didn’t skip a beat. It was as if they’d rehearsed for this specific audience and venue a hundred times. WOW, talk about one heck of a performance. These guys showed up to own the stage and succeeded. Surprising the audience, they started off with “Schism” by Tool right into “Smells like teen spirit” by Nirvana ending with “Walk” by Pantera.  EPIC Moment by Breaking Benjamin.  They are performing legendary songs and hitting every note on target.

Playing several hits such as “I will not bow” dedicating the song to Military, Police, and Firemen. Then bringing Adam Gontier out to the stage to sing a duet on the song “The diary of Jane”.

The bassist, Aaron Bruch sings while playing bass, which is not always an easy thing to do but he did it like a boss.

Breaking Benjamin Photo: ImagesbyBaytes
Breaking Benjamin Photo: ImagesbyBaytes

Benjamin Burnley doesn’t look like your typical rock star and has this innocent look to him. It’s amazing the amount of feeling that comes from inside him when he sings. It’s mind blowing.

As the Pyrotechnics blasted brightly, Disturbed finally hit the stage.

David Drainman tells the audience “when music is a weapon every fist has a voice” as all the fists across the whole pavilion raise up in the air. These guys have been around for 20 years and I see no stopping them.

Hit after hit, Disturbed gave the audience what they came to see, one hell of a show. David Drainmen can sing any cover out there and make it his own. He brought out Myles Kennedy to perform their hit remake “The Sound of Silence”.

The piano, acoustic guitar, the drumming, the orchestra………The voices of Myles Kennedy and David Drainmen!!!!! Here’s link to watch by Disturbed featuring Myles Kennedy.

After all the delays with the weather, the Pavilion nor the bands didn’t fail the fans. The show went on and the fans were happy. It’s is why The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is my favorite spot to watch a concert.

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