Creed was in Columbus last night, and the Columbus Dispatch was there to review the show. It’s not easy writing an article when you’ve got a few hours (minutes) to whip it up between the end of the show and your deadline, I will admit that.
Here are some of my favorite lines from the review. Read the whole thing here. Emphasis added by me.
Creed is touring in support of a new album (Full Circle) out later this year. Despite the past turmoil, the band belongs together – Stapp’s deep voice (sounding like a cross between Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder) and the musicians’ yearning yet bone-crunching sound mesh well, and both were exhibited at last night’s show.
Clean-shaven and buzz-cut, Stapp did a few fist pumps but eschewed rock star excess.
Creed rolled out many of its best songs, which are anthemlike, vaguely spiritual and sometimes resembling an interior monologue
Also notable was Creed’s impressive special effects, which included fireballs and flames arranged in an arc, indoor fireworks, eight jets of air, haunting visages on the video screen and massive showers of sparks.
The most interesting thing about the band (opener Like a Storm) was its logo, which included a moth.
Yes, I know donewaiting.com isn’t the standard for writing (typos are a lifestyle, not a spellcheck breakdown), but we’re not the largest (only) daily newspaper in Columbus…