Sorry my review is late -- have been dealing with on-going family medical issue.
The road to Columbus begins where Jenn's review ended! First, let me say, it was such a delightful adventure to rock with Gina, Jennifer and Jane at two Foreigner shows!!!! We had fabulous weather and two amazing shows from our guys!!!!
Our Columbus adventure began with a 3+ hour drive from Hammond IN to Columbus IN. Didn't seem too daunting as it was interstate all the way. We had to caravan in four cars as our home bases were in four different directions. Jenn and Jane took off first and then Gina and I followed each other. All I am going to say is that Indiana drivers present a challenge on a good day -- and this day became complicated. Jenn and Jane reported a total shutdown of the freeway caused by a hay fire early Sat. morning. There were 20 cars, unfortunately fatalities and injuries. Gina and I opted to stop and get a hard copy map -- hard to pick an alternate route from iPhone maps. BTW -- never get off an interstate in Indiana and try to "wing" it -- learned that lesson years ago! Our detour took us 24 miles of scenic routes and we got back to the interstate without incident! Jenn and Jane had worked through the traffic and arrived in Columbia ahead of us. Jane had made hotel reservations at the Indigo -- right across from the venue -- fabulous!!! Jen and Jane ran over and got in line at GA line up. Gina and I brought chairs and blankets and joined them. These two shows were my first outdoor GA adventures -- lots of waiting -- but with awesome friends to hang out with, the time passed quickly!
When the gates opened, Gina sprinted to the front row and we followed with the chairs and blankets -- some rather drunk people had dropped a blanket between us -- so Jane and Jenn were on the right -- Gina and I on the left. We had arranged to attend the meet and greet so we headed over to see the guys. We decided to have a mini-party for Tichy's birthday -- leis, party regalia and and a gag gift -- of course! While we were in line, Michael stopped by and chatted with us -- just so fabulous to have him back rocking with us!!! He updated us on his upcoming surgery and plans to rejoin the band after the first of the year! (His blog update yesterday is full of great news!) We chatted with Robin for a few minutes and then moved on in to say "hey" to the guys! We took pics and put leis on everybody and sang briefly to Brian -- was just so much fun -- we were so excited and pumped to see the guys and the upcoming show!!! They are so so nice to us and we really appreciate them -- and of course, Robin!!!!!
Back to our positions -- a local "Battle of the Bands" winner opened and did a great job. As the light faded, the Foreigner intro began!!!!! Double Vision brought the crowd to its feet and there was much screaming and singing along!!! Every song was just perfection and the guys were totally enjoying rocking out!! Having the Blue-Tichy combo back just blew the concert to an even higher level!!! Their solos were amazing and their interaction was so fabulous!!! Blue tore up the keys and Brian -- well, was Brian X 10 on drums!!!! Wow!!
Every song was just outstanding!!! Bruce did an amazing job on all the guitar work! He has such wonderful energy and smiles the whole time!! Kelly's vocals and antics were wonderful!!! Tom is so cool and totally moved from guitar to keys to sax with such enthusiasm! Jeff worked up a newer arrangement of "Say You Will" acoustic which included Michael on keys -- awesome, awesome!!!! Jeff was phenomena,l as always, on bass! The guys had so much fun -- the music was incredible and the crowd rocked out!!!!!!
The final encore was "Hot Blooded!" What a fun, fun time!!! Michael and Jeff switched places -- which they had done the night before -- fabulous!!!! Then, Tichy and Tom switched! I have to tell you, Tom was super amazing on drums!!!! Wow!!! Tichy was great on guitar!!! Gina videoed the whole thing -- so check it out!! I'll add a link!!!! We were sad when the show ended but exhilarated by the experience!!!!!! Can't wait till the next show!!!
That is my review of the show; I will do a separate comment on the crowd, venue etc. a little later!!