Yes I know a review from me!!!
I have been a bad hero member!
It has become so easy to talk to everyone on Facebook and give play by play as the show enfolds
I promise to go back and update a review of the past shows I have been to recently
Okay this was my 14th show this year...can you say intervention!!!
I usually do about 10 a year but this tour has been so fantastic and fun!
No triple bill has a lot to do with it!
The event was the annual red carpet gala for the arts center's annual fundraising.
This meant all the good seats went to the heavy spenders!
No problem as you know I will not be denied!
I managed to get a pair of front row seats for Deb and I , the last two seats extreme right in front of Tommy, I'll have to make do!
Interesting thing was the stairs that led to the stage were right at my feet, hmmmmmmm!!!!!!
So the lights go down, the smoke is lifting from back stage, a familiar voice says "ladies and gentlemen will you please welcome Foreigner!!!" Yay our boys come out ready to rock
Ok so hot band on stage with guitars blazing and NO ONE is standing! Christs sake am I at a casino!?
I look at Deb she looks at me and we jump to our feet! Luckily the seats curved around so we weren't blocking anyone's view! We sing and dance and jump and scream!!!
Bruce, Jeff and Tom came over by us one by one and gave us our welcome.
At one point Kelly comes down the stairs where I am standing puts his arm around me and leans in and says something in my ear!!!
OMG I don't know what he said because I had ear plugs in since we were near the monitor lol!!!
Kelly if you are reading this please tweet me what you said lol
It is now a few songs into the show and still NO ONE is standing besides Deb and I representing!!
He addresses the center scetion where all the sponsors were sitting stating I know your heavy wallets are probably weighing you down and you can't get out of your seats.
I yell, "we're standing because we have no money!!" lol!
Kelly says to the crowd I know you are probably used to maybe seeing and opera, or an orchestra or a play here but this is a rock n roll show and you should get off your asses lol!!!
That's all it took! Everyone gets up finally and rushes to the front of the stage yay!!!
Mick was not back. We had hoped he would be there since he wasn't in Virginia the night before.
One of the crew told us they were just as disappointed as we were but that we should see him at one of the shows this coming weekend, here's hoping!!!
Mr. Bruce Watson costinues to do an outsatnding job filling him for him! So much energy, talent, charisma and oh my those eyes!
Jeff rocks out like nobody else can and Tommy's ever present smile and those ever changing talents Kelly mentions that Tom does with his hands oh my!
Kelly was stellar as always! He will not give up until he has the audience at his command! All the ladies up against the stage got plenty of love from him, especially this one!
The crowd was pretty liquored up from a pre party open bar event so all sorts of antics were happening!
It was girls gone wild at one point. One by one women were walking up the stairs on the left hand side. It was pretty hysterical! One girl had Kelly's mic stand and was pretending to sing. Assorted others were just on stage doing their best stripper dance. This amazon Khloe Kardashian type was onstage and Kelly puts his arms around her waist and hoists her off the stage too funny! Assorted crew members kept comimg on stage to get them all off ummmm hello security!!!
Derek Hilland was on keys. I have known him over 10 years from going to see Rick Springfield.
He did his best to fill Blue's big shoes. He even started his keyboard solo just like Blue does!
I do miss Blue's energy since he is so interactive during the show but he will be back in the new year yay!
Chris Frazier is the new drummer, formerly of Whitesnake up until Tichy stepped in.
In the beginning of his solo he did a Tichy homage with the drumstick bouncing up into the air.
The middle of his solo his pretty cool with the white lights flashing quickly kinda like a strobe light.
Again we are sooo spoiled with Blue and Tichy, Schulman, Bonham....
These guys are still wet but I am sure as they get more shows under their belts the magic will be there
Same set as usual DV, HG, CAI, Waiting for a girl like me, Blue Morning, DWB, Say You Will, FLFT, Urgent, Jukebox, Long Way, IWTKWLI, HB
There's less than a month left to this year's tour!
Get out and catch a show if you can
Especially this weekend for my annual birthday tour!
My 15th, 16th and 17th shows MA, RI, MD!!!
Jeff did I break your record yet
I am tallying up my total number of shows in the past six years
Not sure if I should be proud or worried lol!
I love these guys, I love this band and I especially love the friends I have made here along the way
ps I especially love KH hahaha :::swoon:::