The very first Rockstar Mayhem Festival took place on July 9, 2008 in Auburn, Washington! The two headliners for this 2008 tour were Disturbed and Slipknot. Albuquerque’s Journal Pavilion hosted the festival on July 19, 2008.
This was the time I heard Flyleaf for the very first time. They performed in open daylight under the sun while hardly any fans were in the seats and no one was relaxing in the back lawn. I remember being there with my younger brother and the few that were in the seats were lightly bobbing their heads to the music.
It wasn’t just hearing the music, but feeling it as well. The energy coming from the band was awesome. All band members were performing like there were a thousand people watching. Vocalist, Lacey Sturm was performing like she does in their music videos. If you wanna know what I’m talking about, check out their video “All Around Me“.
Hearing, feeling the energy, and seeing any band live in person is always a great experience!