By Karl Weisel (USAG Wiesbaden)July 18, 2013
WIESBADEN, Germany - After the visual fireworks in Hainerberg Housing July 3, Wiesbaden community members were treated to audio fireworks on Clay Kaserne on Independence Day.
Members of the bands Korn and Love and Death delivered several hours of high-energy rock to more than 2,500 concert-goers during a free concert courtesy of Armed Forces Entertainment; Wiesbaden's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and AKA Productions.
"We want to thank you for your service to the nation and we're glad to be here celebrating with you on July Fourth," said guitarist and vocalist Brian "Head" Welch while performing with Love and Death to warm up the crowd before the main event.
Likewise, Korn lead singer Jonathan Davis also expressed his thanks to service members and their families for their contributions to the nation.
Earlier in the day, band members stopped by the Warrior Zone on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne to hang out with Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members and fellow service members.
"They got a chance to meet and greet about 100 service members," said Joseph Harris, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden special events coordinator. "They spent time talking, hand shaking and handing out autographed cards.
"I think they felt really privileged to be on a U.S. military base on the Fourth of July," Harris said.
Later BOSS members returned the favor by helping provide security during the concert.
"Thanks to all who attended for no incidents -- no drinking and driving cases and no fights," said Harris, praising all of the support personnel -- Directorate of Emergency Services, Directorate of Public Works, BOSS, the garrison's Combatives Team and host nation first responders for helping make the free concert an incident-free occasion.
"They made it fun for everybody," Harris said