Feeling ripped off...paid to see foreigner Friday in Lancaster, PA. Not even a mention of Mick Jones...really piss poor.
I was at the Lancaster show, too. But, I have been to many other Foreigner shows since the Hershey, PA - Night Ranger/Foreigner/Journey tour stop years ago. That was BEFORE Mick's reported health problems. Since then, I would say Mick showed up at about 40% of the shows, and not necessarily for the entire performance.
Personally, I can't fault him. Mick is getting old, unfortunately. As with anybody else, health issues like Mick has (had) tends to govern people's ability to do many things, including being up on stage around hot lights and equipment.
I have certain expectations when I go to Foreigner concerts now. Bruce isn't a bad guitarist. He has a friendly personality and tries to "do right" by Foreigner fans by playing the songs as originally as possible. When I talked to him at a Meet & Greet in Pittsburgh last year, he seemed quite humbled by the fact that he's "filling some big shoes." How would YOU feel if you found yourself filling in for Mick?
Mick DID show up the next day at the Port Chester, NY show. It was only for the second half, but Mick did take a moment to address the audience, thanking them for continuing to support the Foreigner franchise, and to note that he wishes to be able to be a permanent tour member again in the future.
So... give him a break. Mick or not, Foreigner hasn't really been the "original" Foreigner for decades. It is what it is. Enjoy the fact that the songs are still sounding as good as the studio originals with the current lineup.