Mansfield ,Ohio – The Jacksonville ,Florida natives made a pit stop to the buckeye state earlier this month for the second annual Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Fest earlier this month .Held at the Ohio State Reformatory it was the perfect festival location for the bands stop on their ” Attention, Attention ” tour .
I have had the fortunate opportunity to see Shinedown several times in the past both in small and big festivals and I can tell you with 100% certainty that this band delivers a stellar performance.
The evening was warm after a day of fans baking in the Ohio sun but the night was about to get hotter . The heat got turned up as Shinedown hit the stage with ” Devil “with a sound and fury bigger then a Michael Bay Summer Blockbuster .The night was filled with hits and soon to be hits such as ” Diamond Eyes ” , ” Enemies ” and ” Monsters ” .Some of my favorites of the night were ” Brilliant ” , “45” ,” Simple Man” and “Sound of Madness”
Shinedown is one of the most success bands of the last 20 years and the secret to their success is simple formula .Create quality songs and perform live shows flawlessly all while treating everyone including the fans with respect . They could teach a class on how to fan interaction .