Indianapolis Super Bowl Fuel-ed by free downtown concerts

\"\" by Reggie Edwards When the Super Bowl hit Indianapolis, there was an exhausting amount of events that came with it for the week leading up to the big game. One of the features of the Super Bowl was the free concerts in downtown Indy. Big names like Patti Labelle, LMFAO, Bret Michaels, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Sixpence None the Richer and Edwin McCain were just a few of the acts to grace the music stages in 2012. The one I had a chance to catch a full set of was none other than Fuel. Fuel is probably best known for the songs “Shimmer” and “Hemorrhage (In My Hands),” but the show they put on was far from good on only two songs. Kickstarted by an outstanding fireworks show with dramatic music backing it, Fuel’s show was one for the ages. They didn’t disappoint and they kept the crowd headbanging and fist pounding throughout the entire set. Fuel’s show was full of energy and featured beautiful and psychedelic images on the backscreen, making it easy to get lost in the music. I had the great experience of sitting front row for this amazing experience and I can tell you first-hand and I was completely exhausted by the end of the show. They definitely knew how to work the crowd throughout their performance, and what better way to get an Indianapolis crowd hyped up during the Super Bowl than to dedicate their hit song “Bad Day” to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right? Frontman Brett Scallions ran from one side of the stage to the other, interacting with the crowd and getting them more and more into the show at every song. This was the perfect lead-in for their classic song, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands),” to which the thousands of fans downtown sang so loud you couldn’t even hear the band. Imagine thousands of people singing one song together in one setting with solid rock music blaring in the background and this was the scene that night to end the show. Definitely one for the ages.