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YMMV / Limp Bizkit

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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Wes Borland is the most loved and respected member of the band, and his other projects, particularly Black Light Burns, have received more favorable reviews than Limp Bizkit.
  • Face of the Band: Durst was considered to be this by many, but his role in the band has been largely overshadowed by Borland, so much so that if you load up the band's official website, Borland is the one in the background photograph.
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  • Fandom Rivalry: With Slipknot, Metallica, Linkin Park and Eminem fans.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: A literal example. While Limp Bizkit has received a significant Hype Backlash in their native US since their heyday in the late 1990s (the planned North American leg of their most recent tour was cancelled due to low ticket sales), the band still has a reasonably large following in several European countries, namely Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands.
  • He Really Can Act: Fred Durst surprised many critics with his acting in Population 436, and his directorial debut, The Education of Charlie Banks.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Misaimed Fandom: Durst regrets that many of the band's songs, which were written as a release for being bullied when he was younger, ended up being popular favorites among the kind of people that used to bully him.
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  • Mis-blamed: Nobody can exactly pinpoint where Woodstock '99 went to hell (because it was such an almighty clusterfuck on almost every conceivable level; important things like food and restroom convenience were completely ruined). As a result, whether Durst is to blame or not has become a topic of debate.
  • Never Live It Down: Fred's behavior once he became famous.
    • Wes Borland's very, very rude attitude towards Dream Theater and insulting them for little to no reason and criticizing their usage of insane time signatures. Fans also were enraged at the fact he constantly kept calling the band "Dream Theatre, instead of "Theater".
    • The band's Chicago set during Metallica's 2003 Summer Sanitarium tour. The band was booed any time one of the preceding bands mentioned them and the audience started pelting them with garbage once they finally came on stage. Fred insulting the audience at length (even after he walked offstage) didn't make anyone look good and their set ended after only six songs. The local papers noted that it took an hour and a half for the road crew to swap out the backlines for Metallica's closing set, yet there was no further incident from the crowd. Literally an hour and a half of silence was better than listening to Limp Bizkit. Critics cited this moment as the true beginning of their mainstream downfall.

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