bassist Nikki Sixx
has issued the following update:
"Opening night [of 'Cre Fest 2'] was a week long for us and the crew. Working, re-working, building and re-building so when the lights finally went down we were all so in sync. I knew the crew was tired but I could see how proud they were at the same time. 95% of everything went off fantastic, and for a first show that's amazing. It really took a lot of people to make it run that smoothly. so I want to thank 'everybody' in Camden and Philly for busting ass, including all the other bands on 'Cre Fest 2'. What made me and the guys smile was hearing reports that fans were having a great time at the main stage and the Monster Energy stage, all day and night long...
"Now the circus begins, the trucks are rolling, the show's begun. This tour lasts 'till beginning of September. After that, some shows in Canada and maybe go back to Europe for selected arena dates. but besides that, we're pulling off the road 'till summer of 2011.
"On a side note... Just so you all know what we go through daily with press. It's always a struggle to get what YOU have to say and not what THEY want you to say in the press. This is nothing new, but check this clown out. I did an interview with The Wall Street Journal. You would think they would be smart enough not to hire a stupid writer for such a reputable newspaper. I agreed to do the interview because it was supposed to be a piece on 'the business of Cre Fest 2' and I'm really proud of what we've created and the way we are able to offer a full-day rock experience for the fans for the price of one Mtley show. Nonetheless, he kept asking lame question after lame question, I keep directing him to what we're doing right now and what the interview was really about, which at that moment was about working on a huge production, top to bottom, putting together a huge festival for rock fans and making sure all 10 bands on tour were happy and getting what they needed. I also told him we're trying to keep details of the production we were about to launch quiet so opening night is just that for the fans, like opening a X-mas present.
"Somehow, the interview got into talking about Twitter and I explain to him my thoughts and OVERexposure through TOO much info on the net Of course, he turns it around that 'I hate the Internet' and you just scratch your head and wonder, why would a guy do that? Worse, why would The Wall Street Journal hire someone with such a small brain?
"Mtley was one of the first to use the internet to get information to fans, using downloads (free and paid for) to get our music around the world, to offer exclusive content to our fans, etc, etc Before music players became popular, we were the first band to endorse one called Real Player (which became Rhapsody), so it doesn't sound like we hate the Internet But we do hate doing press with people who twist the story to make a gossipy headline to make themselves look like they have the inside track at the expense of the fans and the artist.
"The essence of the point I was making (as I spoke on my iPhone with all of its new cool apps) is that there are elements of the Internet that I think are not cool like why do people need to know where someone is at the moment or what they are thinking that second on Twitter.
"I'm off to go do emails and to get this up on my MySpace page
(strange for a guy who The Wall Street Journal
says 'hates the Internet').
"I wanted to check in and let you know that we had a blast last night in Camden and look forward to seeing all of you, at the shows or on the Internet... Hahhaha..."
Low-quality fan-filmed video footage of the opening-night show can be viewed at Blabbermouth.net