Rock and Roll Seniors Tour Report

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Rock and Roll Seniors Tour Report

Post by blackeagle603 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:31 pm

Well that was interesting.
Went on some leftover tickets to see Joan Jett and Heart last night. On a school night no less! :)

Not much of a concert goer. Been at least 10 years.

Impressions:
1. Wow -- Alcohol promotion and sales in your face. You sober? Can't find a bottle of water to drink. Coffee? Not a chance. Insane the gauntlet of booze sales and promos on the big screen (and this from a guy with multiple Subic Bay liberty and shorepatrol ribbons). No place for someone in sober living/recovery to be.

On the upside, I did not know that Coors Lite is now the official beer of drinking in the shower.

2. Joan Jett has stayed on top of things. Does her thing well. In great shape musically and physically.
Though there's something disconcerting about a 60 year old woman in tight leather and (presumably) a wig singing "Cherry Bomb" and "Do you wanna touch me" <see Subic Bay experienced comment above>

3. Heart. Oh my. OH. MY.
Did not disappoint. Pro's. Such harmonies. Such musicianship. Worth the late night. Totally.

<definitely not a PI impersonators cover band -- as good as some of them were/are>
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Post by MiddleAgedKen » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:26 am

Glad you had a good time. We saw Peter Frampton (his last tour) about three weeks ago. Man, can that guy play. Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience opened.
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Post by blackeagle603 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:25 pm

Frampton is due in San Diego shortly at the arena at SDSU. That was a set of tix I pondered. The electronic billboard at State is along my commute reminding me almost daily.
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Post by MiddleAgedKen » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:51 pm

Worth it if the ticket prices aren't ridiculous. Ours were pretty reasonable for pavilion seats at Blossom Music Center.
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Post by Vonz90 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:57 pm

Going to see King Crimson with the wife next week. Robert Fripp blew up the line up and started over for his current one as he does when he gets bored, but since he is Robert Fripp the new one could be called a super group if they did not want to call it King Crimson. The videos of this line up are very cool, really looking forward to it. I have not seen a big name concert in years.

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Post by HTRN » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:06 am

blackeagle603 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:31 pm
Though there's something disconcerting about a 60 year old woman in tight leather and (presumably) a wig singing "Cherry Bomb" and "Do you wanna touch me"
Lemmys last performance was less than 2 weeks before he died at 70 from cancer, but he looked sìck. Still it shows what kind of dedication some of the smaller performers have.
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Post by MiddleAgedKen » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:51 pm

Saw Alice Cooper back in July -- still going strong. Dennis Dunaway from the original Alice Cooper Group sat in for a song or two.
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Post by Vonz90 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:39 pm

https://www.metalexpressradio.com/2019/ ... mson-live/

Saw King Crimson Tuesday night in Chicago. More or less the same show reviewed above.

Very fracking cool show. I love the music but even more so they are incredibly tight. The wife is not nearly into as much as I am but enjoyed it for the musicianship as much as anything.

10/10 - would go again

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Re: Rock and Roll Seniors Tour Report

Post by blackeagle603 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:12 pm

Frampton farewell tour hits San Dog (SDSU, Open Air theater) 03OCT. Still tempted but a lot of evenings full up.
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