Never mind, I figured out what you mean. Ill mess around with having a default home page to see if I like it.
I want it to be the blog feed with the animation at the top. This is the way it appears in the demo I think. You can take a look at my site:
http://www.taste-sf.com and it looks the same, just without the sideshow. I even imported the default post data to see if that made it work, but no luck. Should I try to re-install the theme maybe?