Fatigo took the stage with monsoon clouds looming overhead and I wondered if they would be able to get through the set before mother nature brought down her fury. Playing outside in the middle of August in Arizona on top of a converted blacktop parking lot doesn't necessarily bode well on most nights, but that night the Crescent had thought ahead and provided some much needed cooling trailers to keep the audience rocking out. That, and the fantastic array of brewery stations and places to grad a cold one spread throughout the venue.
Opening with Dormido, a personal favorite of mine, Fatigo drew the crowd in and it was there that Montoya and the band held them to the fire. The sound was plenty awesome, especially for an outside event, and the mood was an intense mix of fun and sweaty dancing in a relaxing sort of way. Truly a great night as the band delivered some old hits like Menso and some newer soon-to-be chart busters like She Tags. One might think that sitting out on such a big event would make me jealous or even a bit remorseful...not me. I was just thankful i got to hear the band continue to play the distinct Arizona sound they are known for. and, i was able to avoid those "hazardous" situations. Cheers mates! Thanks for an awesome show.