Stone Sour might be a secondary project for Corey Taylor but it certainly doesn’t mean things are done in half messures. There was no doubt that everyone was having a great time on and off stage and it showed on every single face in the venue.
I have seen Corey Taylor on stage as the front man of Slipknot twice in recent years, first at the 2015 Soundwave festival and then during their headline tour at Rod Laver Arena in 2016 but this time the mask was nowhere to be seen.
This little detail might not mean so much to anyone but myself, but I was looking forward to seeing and capturing the emotions of Corey as he was performing and when he wears his mask, that’s a bloody hard thing to do.
As far as this particular concert goes, it was one that a lot of people wanted to photograph, but few did so I was quite honoured to be in the photo pit. I remember seeing a real mixture of both Slipknot and Stone Sour t-shirts in the crowd which I think speaks volumes for Corey and his fan base.
Mostly, the fans here in Melbourne will take him however they can, and with good reason, the guy is electric on stage, and his energy is infectious.
Read the full review Cassandra Hale wrote about the concert right here.
Photographed for Silver Tiger Media