FEAR FACTORY tour manager Chris Raughley has posted a "review" of the band's "surprise" appearance at the Sydney, Australia Big Day Out festival Friday afternoon (January 23). It reads as follows:
"Hi all, today's show was truly spectacular. The band was on, and so was the crowd. Our show was in a big outdoor arena with 2 main stages side by side. Other stages and activities at this festival were spread out for at least 1 square mile. The mosh pit was going strong from the 1st song 'Edgecrusher' and even picked up momentum on the 2nd song 'Demanufacture' as the kids that realized who was on stage came rushing forward. (FEAR FACTORY were listed as a special guest, and some kids apparently were surprised.) As the set went on the crowd packed in closer. I think they had more people in front of the stage (I estimate at least several thousand), than bands that went on later > around 4:30pm for instance I think there was literally half the crowd around then. It was nice day not too hot some clouds in the sky to keep it from being sweltering which was nice. Other highlights were 'Rise Above Oppression' and 'Cyberwaste' which both had several crowd surfers as well. 'Martyr' was the only song with some technically difficulties as the guitar had to be switched out during the song, very minor problem as it was switched quickly. The last song 'Replica' was another highlight of the day as it got the crowd to put there hands in the air, holding em there as the band left the stage. I'd have say it was a GOOD DAY OUT.!!!"
FEAR FACTORY's set list for their Big Day Out appearance was as follows (in album order, NOT in order in which they were performed):
03. Rise Above Oppression
05. Zero Signal