You know I love Rage live. Was at the first Coachella when they played, good stuff. Though I mourn that hardcore RATM fans have to be in the audience before they take the stage, as the other bands will be playing before them. Now don't get me wrong, out of ANY group of people there are the open minded. Still I expect it will end up something like last year before Tool:
Massive Attack plays their set, and rarely is it that a band puts together such a massive (no pun intended) group of people, with unique music and great visuals for a show. It was a real treat.
YET the crowd was flooded with Tool-heads. Sadly one of the most intelligent and interesting bands of this era has some of the most stupid and narrow minded fans. Instead of getting to enjoy the show, it was an erruption of "Get off the stage," or "Hurry up, we want tooooool (in drunken voice)," or ofcourse the simple and characteristic angry/drunken chant of "Tool Tool TOOL," which ofcourse seems so appropriate considering who's chanting it.
Like I said, not all fans of more agressive music are like this. And many of them save it for when THEIR band is on. Though I see it SOO much as I got to mostly agressive or ecclectic concerts. It's almost embarrassing when these people are in the crowd though. Good rule of thumb: Have some tact, go f-in crazy when YOUR band comes out, but if someone else's is on the stage show a little freakin respect.