Faith No More scaled the heights in the elevated setting of the Gurtenfestival in Berne, Switzerland last night. Despite fatigue after their travel-heavy schedule on this leg and not being able to do a soundcheck, the band won over an initially reserved crowd with a heavier than usual set which included a surprise airing of Death March.
Mike Patton was in even more animated mood than usual. Eschewing his usual crowd surfing during Ben, instead he went for a ride on the tracking camera, at one stage donning the camera operator’s headphones as well. Later, he did go crowd surfing during Just a Man but got dropped by the audience and took a nasty fall. Undaunted, he returned to the stage and continued the song though he was limping heavily.
Thanks again to all the band and thanks and apologies to Tim “The Legend” Moss for being such a pain in the ass.


Set list:
Midnight Cowboy
From Out of Nowhere
Be Aggressive
Evidence (Portuguese chorus)
Surprise! You’re Dead
Chinese Arithmetic
Last Cup of Sorrow
Cuckoo for Caca
Ashes to Ashes
Midlife Crisis
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
King for a Day
Just a Man

This Guy’s in Love with You
Death March
We Care a Lot