Disturbed Strike A Pose, Horrify Dillinger Escape Plan Guitarist
Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weiman recently described watching body-piercing enthusiasts Disturbed practice their turn-turn-kick-turns before a show in England. “[They were] practicing where they were going to walk and when they were going to put their leg up on the monitor and pose. That was weird for us. There are times where I don’t even know where I am.” Hey dude, maybe if you worked on your on-stage theatrics you’d be as big as they are! Don’t hate just cuz you’re not down with the sickness! Oooh-wah-ah-ah-ah!
I’ve flipped through a few Disturbed YouTubes, and sadly haven’t found much in the way of melodramatic stances. This posing issue is probably just a lighting thing. Here they are performing “Just Stop” in Kuwait for Operation MySpace.
And here’s Dillinger Escape Plan in comparison. The big difference seems to be that their singer goes past the edge of the stage, so he can yell with his people and get caught in a mosh or something.
I’m not saying “hey, don’t make fun of Disturbed.” Please, let’s. I just refuse to believe this is as lame as they get during soundcheck.