Limp Bizkit made their triumphant return to Colorado during the final few dates of their Still Sucks tour this month, proving that – despite what their latest album title may suggest – the band is back and better than ever. With an eclectic lineup comprised of openers Wargasm UK, Dying Wish and Yung Gravy, who all seemed to strangely fit the bill despite their varying sounds, and a set consisting mostly of fan-favorite tracks from Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water, Limp Bizkit spent most of the night paying homage to their past while ensuring that fans felt that the show was well worth waiting for.
The night was not without goofy antics, like when Fred Durst kicked off the show from a recliner on stage to perform “Dad Vibes” (the one and only song they performed from Still Sucks) or at the very end, when they brought the entire tour package on stage to the SNL closing song before launching into “Break Stuff”. But despite the theatrics, the band’s set not only felt sincere, but incredibly fun. It was clear, when DJ Lethal launched into DMX’s “Party Up (Up In Here)” or when the band played a couple of impromptu Nirvana covers, that they were having a blast up on stage. Between most songs, Durst would banter with the crowd or the rest of the band, making comments like, “That does not mean literally burn the motherfucker down. I should have said that at Woodstock,” after playing “Full Nelson”. At one point early on in the night, Durst called for security to kick someone out after they threw a water bottle onto the stage, but that one small blip didn’t put a damper on the performance by any means, and the band quickly launched into “My Generation” shortly after.
While there are only a couple of remaining dates left on the Still Sucks tour, they are absolutely worth making it out for. If you’ve been looking for a sign, this is it. Limp Bizkit are more on top of their game than ever, with this current run of shows hopefully serving as a warmup for an even bigger tour in the future.