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Fan invades stage at Faith No More at Peace and Love, Sweden

June 28, 2009

According to a glowing review from leading Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet today, Faith No More’s performance at the Peace and Love festival in Borlänge in Sweden on Saturday night featured a stage invasion by a lone fan. And, judging by the review, the incident occurred during a rare FNM performance of Mouth to Mouth. Here’s the final two paragraphs of the review (thanks Mattias for the translation): “When a fan storms the scene during Mouth to Mouth, Patton stops the security guy, hands the fan the microphone, insists that he stays and lets the guy make a fool of himself. Maybe Mike Patton is the front man that is worth seeing the most in the world. To see him lead such a confident and convincing Faith No More is a little magnificent.”
No news yet on set list. As usual, I look forward to your reviews and feedback.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Noneofthemknew permalink
    June 28, 2009 6:22 pm

    Unfortunately they did not play “Mouth to mouth”. The invasion was during “Last cup of sorrow”. The reviewer somehow got the two songs mixed up.
    Otherwise it was a great performance. The only dissapointment was when they were gonna play the last song and Mike told us in the audience that we got to choose between two songs – “Ugly in the morning” and “We care a lot”, and the audience wanted to hear “We care a lot”. Next time Mike – dont’t ask, just play “Ugly in the morning”!

    • Ken-D permalink
      June 29, 2009 4:53 am

      I agree totally…Next time “Ugly in the morning” Please, Thanx!! – Otherwise it was truly Amazing & Fantastic…as Always, as Always!!

  2. Noneofthemknew permalink
    June 28, 2009 7:09 pm

    Here is a rough translation of the whole article:

    Mike Patton enters in a wheelchair. He sings the Peaches & Herb cover “Reunited”, vulgarly soft muzak about all the good in a reunion. Then he rises. Then he is never still again.

    You really should think about all the other things. About the music, above all. About how great Faith no mores heritage is. How you are blown away by it, about how innovative and ground breaking they have been. Or about how the keyboard player Roddy Bottum makes his stif, slow, costume head banging seem cool. Or about how brilliant the band is with Mike Bordin on drums.

    But it is just Mike Patton in the head.

    One moment he crawls around on the floor, screaming to a alarming chaos, walking around in restless circles, kicking, spattering, hitting hard around himself. The next moment he walks with a cane singing mellow “Evidence” in Spanish. Then all of a sudden he enters a “Poker face”-verse. He screams in a megaphone, drinks from a can, tries to set up fire with his microphone.

    When a fan storms the scene during “Mouth to mouth”, Patton stops the security guy, hands the fan the microphone, insists that he stays and lets the guy make a fool of himself alone.

    Maybe Mike Patton is the front man most worth seeing in the world. To see him lead such a confident and convincing Faith No More is a little magnificent

    Also, here is a rough translation of a review in “Dalarnas tidningar”:

    Faith no more breaks all doubts and leaves the reviewer hoping for a long-term reunion.

    The singer, Mike Patton, enter the stage in a wheelchair saying that it is way past bedtime for old men like him. The 41 year old Patton spends the next 90 minutes showing that he after all probably has many long years left before senior home waits. With eyes that scream with madness and a diabolical stage performance he even makes Jack Nicholsons character in “The Shining” seem calm and sympathetic.

    The concerts starts with Peaches & Herbs sugar sweet seventies classic “Reunited”, which off course is quite suiting when Faith no more after eleven years of quarrel, thank god, shares the same stage again.

    The band is usually labelled as alternative metal, which is quite misleading as the music also contains almost as much funk, hip hop, soul and jazz. Faith no more has extreme finger top feeling with genre crossing and it doesn’t get boring for one second.

    The five piece band is extremely tight and the drummer Mike Bordin is very impressive. The bands strength though is undoubtfully Patton whose voice resources are enormous. He turns on a quarter from primal screams to digging way down in the butter bowl to Eros Ramazzotti himself.

    During the tropical Saturday night Faith no more offers the absolute best the band has to give. I get totally floored by Ashes to ashes, get goose bumps from Last cup of sorrow and sing along with thousands of other festival visitors during Easy.

    Faith no more are, during Peace & Love, just as good as we had hoped they would be. Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that the boys can get along a bit longer so that we can get a new studio album. Now that would be something.

  3. jacob permalink
    June 29, 2009 7:11 am

    the setlist was exactly the same as Southside Festival, but with Chinese Arithmetic thrown in there somewhere in the begining.

  4. Evilreaper permalink
    June 29, 2009 8:24 am

    More from FNM @ Peace & Love

  5. tbeest permalink
    June 29, 2009 12:56 pm

    Thanks jacob for setlist details, entered it on
    Please check.

  6. Travis permalink
    June 29, 2009 7:01 pm

    Thank you for the reviews!

  7. nick permalink
    June 30, 2009 12:18 pm

    Video of Patton asking the fans to choose between the two songs

    Clear as to which one he’d rather do

  8. Django permalink
    July 8, 2009 5:40 pm

    Has anyone a video of the guy invading the stage? Can’t find it on the net anywhere, surely SOMEONE must have recorded it?!

  9. Ken-D permalink
    July 8, 2009 6:48 pm

    Yeah, I’ld love to see that again! – Ironicly my camera went dead…So, I’ve no pics or videos (except via mobile) of the whole set! 😦

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