2013 was the best year in my life as a Foreigner fan. I went to fifteen shows on two continents, three countries and
four states. The year started out in January with a show at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood Florida. In March, I
saw two shows at Casino Rama north of Toronto. In June, there were shows at Citi Field in New York and the Golden
Nugget in Atlantic City. In July, a show at Summerfest in Milwaukee and seven shows in Germany. In August, a show
in New Lenox Illinois and the final show of the year in November in Naperville Illinois.I did not count the Song
Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony or the Fox and Friends appearence the band made the next day.
I know there are other hard core fans like me that attended many more shows last year than I did, and I commend them.
Keeping up with work and family obligations make getting to more shows a big challenge.
There are a few things I want to state my opinions about.
1. There are a few people that post on this forum who constantly criticize Kelly and Mick. Kelly does a great job
performing the songs and he makes every live show enjoyable. Although he probably irritates some people that refuse
to stand during the shows, but a rock concert is an event. Those people can sit when they go to the opera. This is
Mick's band, he can do what ever he wants with it. .
2. Everyone wishes the band would put out a new album. I just don't see that happening. There is no outlet for
classic rock as far as recording is concerned. The money is made with live shows.
3. The set list has to change. These greatest hits shows leave us diehard fans wanting more. Even the new songs
are not being performed.
There will be alot of shows in 2014. I hope Mick will be well enough to be at all of them. There is a real magic on
stage when he is there. I look forward to seeing you at the shows this year. If we have never met, please come over
and say hello