Limp Bizkit at House of Blues, 5/29/2013

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The night came to a close with "Break Stuff," the band's most influential single, during which an enormous mosh pit formed. Spanning from one side of the stage to the other, and at least a few yards deep, nearly everyone in HOB's standing-room area was sucked in. Those who weren't backed the fuck up up, as the Bizkit fucked that track up.

Durst once spoke to me, and I felt in him a kindred spirit. Like me, he was energetic and angry; unlike me, he had a microphone. And though I've grown up while Durst seems to be stuck in lyrical infancy, there's just something about his songs that still strikes a chord in me. Maybe it's nostalgia. Maybe I genuinely like nu-metal. Or maybe both? And maybe that was one of the best shows I've been to all year.

No matter the reason, judging from Wednesday's sold-out performance, I'm not alone in the sentiment.

Personal Bias: Undeniably.

Overheard In the Crowd: "Someone just grabbed a handful."

Random Notebook Dump: Deep down, I knew it wouldn't happen, but I was really hoping Method Man would make an appearance, and I'd finally get to hear "N 2 Gether Now" live. I also wish they had played "Stuck" and "Clunk." Which songs did you wish they played?

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