Seeing as it’d be @chriscornellofficial
‘s birthday today, I’m reminiscing of the time I FINALLY saw @soundgarden
live at @downloadfest
Bare in mind that Sabbath & Metallica were two headliners that year, but what sold me on that year’s lineup was knowing Soundgarden were in the mix. Some bands can sound washed out or muddled in an open field, but the sound during their set was incredible, even that voice still pummelled into you.
I count myself lucky to have seen them in this setting and a few years down the line, to see Cornell solo in one of my favourite venues, The Colston Hall, Bristol. Learning of his passing in 2016 hit me like a ton of bricks and a part of me felt strange for feeling so low over someone I didn’t know personally, but I guess the point being was how much his music and voice meant to me.
Here’s to you #ChrisCornell
and long will live this memory of seeing you and your fellow band mates in a field of thousands.
#Soundgarden #DownloadFestival #DL2012 #BadMotorFinger #SuperUnknown #Memories