Stone Temple Pilots in Abbotsford—Better Late Than Never?
Stone Temple Pilots played the AESC in Abbotsford, BC last night.
As a teenager for the better part of the ’90s, they were one of my favourite bands, particularly during my formative years (and their best years – Core, Purple, Tiny Stories). Being a full-time student at the university in Abbotsford, I was a little disheartened to know that one of my childhood favourites were playing a show in my backyard and I wouldn’t be there.
Fortunately, I wasn’t there.
After Crash Kings opened the show at the AESC, the scandal-riddled Scott Weiland and band took just shy of 2 HOURS to come onstage. And when they did—judging by the video clip above—it wasn’t really worth the wait. Of course, that’s all in the eye of the beholder but it sounds pretty sad to me. I’m just glad I didn’t splurge on that show. Instead I get to go with my lovely wife to see one of our favourites, Tegan & Sara, at the Vogue Theatre (?) on Sunday.
Yep, I’d rather see twin sisters sing about love and heartbreak on acoustic guitars than washed up rock stars way past their prime play disappointing versions of their once polarizing tunes.
Pretty sure the ladies will show up on time, too.
O, Stone Temple Pilots, call it a career already. For everyone’s sake.