With hours to go before Limp Bizkit kicks off its Napster-sponsored free tour Tuesday night at Detroit's State Theatre, it's a case of so far, so good, as tickets were handed out to thousands of fans without incident.
Thousands of fans are expected to descend on each stop of the free tour, prompting some to call the tour ill-advised at best, and a disaster waiting to happen at worst. As anticipated, Monday's announcement that Limp's Detroit show would be at the State Theater sent fans rushing to the venue, with more than 4,000 turning up by midnight.
In addition to wristbands that gain fans admission to Tuesday night's show, Limp Bizkit dished out a few other surprises as well. After Monday's rehearsal, the band ventured outside the venue to greet fans, and the first 500 would-be concertgoers in line were given "I Waited For The Nookie" T-shirts.
Tuesday night's show will be the first in a series of free shows for Limp and Cypress Hill. So far, the
groups have lined up 19 dates in eleven cities for the trek, which will see Limp announce venues for each city within 24 to 48 hours before each show (see "Limp Unveils More Cities As Free Tour Launch Looms").
Tuesday's show will also see the Detroit-area female punk-metal trio Broadzilla opening for Limp and Cypress.