Location: Baltimore, MD
This was actually the very first time I had seen Helios perform live, this was
the Dark Side of the Sun tour. I had tried relentlessly to get into the Philadelphia show that
was a couple of days later, but the club wouldn't budge as I was under the age
of 21. The opening band were even friends of mine, but the bastards wouldn't
budge a centimeter! So my friend and I made the 2 hour journey to Baltimore for
the all ages show, getting lost in ghettos of Baltimore on the way (if you go
to Baltimore, know EXACTLY where you're going), eventually we did make it
there. Had a chance to meet Helios for the first time and chat before the show
which was very cool. When Helios and company hit the stage they blew me away!
Up to this point in my life it was probably the absolute loudest show that I've
ever seen! Helios volume knob on his amp must have been in the red (I'd
find out in later years that this is the norm for Helios!). They played a bunch
of new songs from the new record, Dark Side Of The Sun and a bunch of old songs
as well, it was an amazing show. Helios even threw in his warped version of Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf"
at the end of the show, penned Dark Side Of The Sun on the new album. I didn't
bring a camera, BUT luckily for my first Helios Creed
show there was a professional photographer present! Deb Kennedy took some great
shots of the show, enjoy the photos below and a BIG thanks to Deb, please visit
her site at: Glass Eye Photography
-Note: Turns out that Helios was screwed out of his money at this show even
though he was the final performer and the headliner. The club said that Helios
wasn't the main attraction! So I guess the whiny shitty emo opening band was??
Anyway, a big FUCK YOU to Fletchers and their shitty dive!
As far as the setlist, I'm not positive, but it's probably about 99% similar to
the one below from the Philadelphia
show a couple of days later.
Submitted By: Me (Brent Marley)
Die To Fly
Some Way Out
Dark Side Of The Sun