There are always going to be some people who don’t understand, 10 years down the line, that it’s not a good look wearing a backwards red cap at a Bizkit show, and we weren’t let down at The Forum as a number were dotted around the pit.
Head fashion aside, the Kerrang! sponsored gig was packed to the rafters with people ready to re-live the days of Nu-Metal and they most certainly got all they wanted and more.
Bizkit managed to silence the critics at Download earlier this year and carried on where they left off with favourites like Hot Dog, Break Stuff, Show Me What You Got and My Generation, with the crowd jumping, the arms flailing and sweat pouring.
Durst was on fine form leaning into the crowd for Eat You Alive before turning to the white tuxedo’d Borland after hearing the chant for Counterfeit, though disappointing those who wanted a track from their debut album.
The sad faces soon lifted however as, when back for the encore, the intro to Pollution played out and the old fans proceeded to lose their shit, including yours truly.
This band may have received their fair share of abuse from the rock and metal world, but they know how to put on a show and please their fans and that’s exactly what they did.