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Bullet For My Valentine and DropDead Gorgeous In OKC With Local Band Rickits

I happened to be lucky, or unlucky enough considering the quality of the bands to win some free tickets via my local radio station to this show, and since it has been over a year since I've been to a concert I decided to go.

I can honestly say before the show despite being from Oklahoma City I had never heard of Rikits and there was actually another band on the bill that they had replaced, but they, in fact, were the ones who made the night worth it. They are a great 5 piece act, with a very heavy sound throughout all of their songs. The singing leaves alot to be desired but the band played a solid 5 song set. They sound a lot like Dry Kill Logic, so if you are into those types of bands I would highly recommend checking them out, as they are creating quite a buzz in the area, and have a very well put together guitar/bass trio.

The second band, Drop Dead Gorgeous, was screamo-core Underoath type and I am totally biased to hating this type of music, so I will just say they played a 6 song set, and the crowd was semi-into them considering the headliner I suppose this band was a good fit. They were from Denver, Colorado and apparently doing fairly well in the business, but I just could not get into them.

Lastly Bullet for My Valentine came on stage. I've never been a fan of the music I've heard by them, but I honestly haven't heard much. I heard that damn "4 Words To Choke Upon" all the time on Madden, so I was halfway looking forward to how they played it live. When they took stage the electricity in the small venue jumped. It was a max 1,000 crowd but honestly those types of shows are the most initimate and in my opinoin the best. Bullet For My Valentine came out strong with "4 Words" and to my surprise they were alot harder live then I could have anticipated. I was really pleased with the sound, and so was the crowd. There was a lot of crowd surfing, but unfortunately no moshing, which at 7 beers I was extremely hoping for. They played all of their singles, most of which have names I cant remember, but they did play "Tears Dont Fall" and their most recent single of which also cannot remember. I took my brother who is really into this band and he said they played really well compared to the album and did, in fact, play all of their singles as well as a few more popular songs from their discography. It was a decent show, and had I known about it, I would have been willing to pay the $10 just to see Rikits. All in all it was a great show.

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1. karla writes:

bullet for my valentime kicks ass

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2. Blindman880 writes:

Ive seen Bullet For My Valentine live and they do ROCK!!

# Sep 25, 2006 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. karla writes:

lucky u!!!!!

# Sep 25, 2006 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. kale writes:

why the f*** is a show review posted? who the f*** cares about your concert experience? I come to this site for news on bands, not a bullsh** review like this. f*** you. But I guess if you're only going to one show a year, it's a big deal for you, but for the rest of us that go every weekend, we don't give a sh**.

# Sep 26, 2006 @ 9:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ZYKLON MAN writes:

BULLET FOR MY VALLENTINE?????!!!!!
CAN YOU SAY GAY HAIRY MEN JACKING OFF!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS BAND BLOWS BALLS!!!!!!!! THEY ARE NOT METAL!!!!!!
THEY ARE PURE EMO!!!!!!!!!!

# Sep 26, 2006 @ 9:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Terminator writes:

drama queens

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7. Vayne Theories writes:

Kale - Its under the show reviews section, hell f***in lo, if you dont want to read about it, f***IN DONT. I am a full time employee, a father, a husband and dedicate time to this site, not a 17 year old who has nothing but my daddys money to spend on concerts.

Not to mention these tickets were free, and it gave me a reason to see music live, which is always enjoyable. and besides Rikits is totally on the rise, look for them soon. B4mV played MUCH MUCH harder then they sound on their album, and it was actually enjoyable.

# Sep 27, 2006 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. molly writes:

<;3 dont be nasty kale and all the other people who think bullet for my vallentine suck they dont they rock wats the lead singers name he is totlaly fit ???
plz tell me plz !!!!!! luv
molly age 16

# Oct 4, 2006 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. karla writes:

???????? who are u talking to honey sweety molly trying to get a or what?

# Oct 4, 2006 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Vayne Theories writes:

Hunh ?

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11. pursuit of vikings writes:

What he said /\

# Oct 6, 2006 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. metalmayhem writes:

right on Vayne Theories....dont take offense to what some ignorant pre teen has to say. if he can find a better metal site than he should go do that. i think everyone that works on this site does a hell of a job. i find as much news on this site as i do on any metal site out there. the reviews as well as the news are enjoyable. keep up the good work VT......oh, and kale, f*** off. im not a fan of Bullet for my Valentine, but im willing to bet you wouldnt know real metal if it hit you square in teeth.

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13. GorgeousEyesShineSuicede writes:

ur all dumb asses..... they effin rock!!

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