October 9, 1999
Story and Photos by Phil BonyataThis was not former Vice-President Dan Quayle's idea of family values.
Limp Bizkit, Filter, Crystal Method, Staind and surprise guest Korn nearly blew the lids off their collective speakers last Saturday night at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.
The Family Values Tour, headlined by Limp Bizkit, was a dream come true for rap / metal fans.
Fred Durst, lead singer of Limp Bizkit with his ubiquitous backward baseball cap and tattoos galore, shot onto the bizarre styled laboratory stage like Dr. Frankenstein running from the monster. The music churned on like an atomic buzzsaw. Durst and company ripped through songs such as "Faith," "Counterfeit," "Just Like This," "No Sex" and "Re-Arranged" like they were anxiously awaiting the apocalypse.
Bizkit ended their relentless set with the infectious buzzdrum "Nookie."
With somic booms, plenty of fog, fiery explosions and music that a jackhammer operator would love, The Family Values Tour was a success showcasing some of the most important talent in one of today's musical mini-revolutions.
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