Korn Was Not A F**king Emo Show At Sold-Out Verizon

Seventeen years after its inception, Korn still managed to sell out the Verizon Wireless Theater on Sunday night for the 2010 Jagermeister Music Tour. Most bands could only dream of continuing to sell-out venues for two decades, but a look at Korn's fan base, which ranges from 10- to 35-year-olds, gives us the feeling that the band isn't going away anytime soon.

By the time the alt-metal/grunge heroes took the stage a little before 9:30 p.m., the crowd had been chanting, "Korn! Korn! Korn!" for a good 15 minutes, and Aftermath was beginning to worry that a fight would break out if the band didn't show soon. But the lights finally went out, the crowd screamed, and the band took the stage... and fights broke out anyway. We were scared not for our well-being, but for the well-being of our camera.

Thankfully (and surprisingly), we managed to get it out of the venue in one piece.

AdaKain, a Dallas-based metal group, opened at 7:30 p.m. and was well-received by fans. After the band's 30-minute set, the members walked out from backstage, and a few dozen fans in the crowd approached them requesting pictures, autographs and "throwing up their horns," as they say at these kinds of concerts.

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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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