If you’re keeping track this was my 10th time seeing Deftones but my first since they released their fifth album Saturday Night Wrist the prior Halloween. This was also my first concert at Viejas, a casino out in East County San Diego. The casino has an outlet mall on their property, presumably to take the money that people won in the casino right back from them. It is here in a relatively small lawn area that a stage was constructed to house this concert. Their set was a nice ebb and flow of heavy/soft dynamics mixed from all albums. I was especially happy they played one of my favorite songs from the new album, “Beware” and one of my favorite songs from the previous album, “Needles and Pins.” Never gets old.
SETLIST: Passenger, My Own Summer (Shove It), Ihabia, Beware, Root, Nosebleed, Around the Fur, Rickets, Head Up, Knife Party, Digital Bath, Bored, Engine No. 9, Needles and Pins, Hole in the Earth, Xerces, Rats! Rats! Rats!, Cherry Waves, Change (In the House of Flies), Back to School, 7 Words