The album’s mix of thrashers and acoustic ballads created an odd rhythm unlike a usual BLS concert, but it’s not like the New York Chapter gave a shit – they sang along to every word of “Peddlers of Death” as much as they raged to crushers like “Hey You” and “Born To Lose.”
But the indisputable high point of the night was Wylde’s extended guitar solo, which saw him push into the crowd, head upstairs to the VIP balcony, and hang his guitar over the side while shredding his face off. Soon guitarist Dario Lorina faced off against him from the other VIP balcony, and the duo engaged in a fierce guitar battle to the absolute delight of everyone.
Wylde added Dimebag Darrell tribute “In This River” to the night’s set, which was otherwise strictly the Sonic Brew record, and the show didn’t wrap until close to midnight. Fans staggered out of the late night show with a ringing in their ears, and more than ready to return the next night for BLS’s second show.