Audioslave @ The Warfield
San Francisco, CA
2 Nights - March 19th and 20th, 2003
By the time Audioslave started touring, we'd already known them as Civilian for a couple years, and had heard their debut album - in demo form - for about as long.
When spring break came up in 2003, I flew to San Francisco to catch 2 consecutive shows at The Warfield.
At that point, the Audioslave site was still new, and I'm not quite sure if the Audioslaved forum/community had formed quite yet, but I was a regular on the ChrisCornell.com forum as "dotcc" (this site was ChrisCornell.cc at the time, so the .cc screen name made sense). I ended up rooming with another CC.com member, "FOPP", and meeting a few other forum members at the show - although without Meghan to be Penn to my Teller, I just came across as an antisocial brat to everyone else (which i'm not, not-okay with necessarily)...
Anyway, I had balcony seats for both shows, but because these shows coincided with the Iraq war (there was a literal countdown on CNN), the protests in the streets early in the day - on the day of the 2nd show - had the venue's team letting us in early, at which time I just walked up to the rail.
Because I'm a horrible person, I didn't record audio, I didn't shoot video, and I didn't even take any pics for some unexplainable reason. But, I did get some photos from the show, and the protest outside, so those are all included in this post, which is one of the few things on this page that aren't home-grown