Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Just what was needed

It's hard to believe that last night was my first concert of 2011.  Feel like I'm slacking a bit, but it was just what was needed to give this year a little kick start. There is absolutely nothing better than watching a great live rock show! Get's the adrenaline and the blood flowing. Clears the mind and let's you escape reality for a few hours. It's good to stretch the rock legs and get ready for another year full of music.

Opening band last night was My Darkest Days. I wasn't too familiar with them, only really knowing their song 'Pornstar Dancing'. I wasn't overly impressed with them, but it was a decent show. Seemed a bit gimmicky as each of the band members had a certain stage move they liked to perform after each song. I did think the band's wardrobe covered a wide spectrum. Drummer was in typical muscle shirt and jeans. Keyboardist looked like he was straight out of the Cure with dark eye makeup and a scarf. The lead singer and the bass player both wore jackets and button down shirts with the bass player adding a hat. Then there was the lead guitarist, shirtless with the skin tight snakeskin-patterned pants and a foot-high multi-colored mo hawk a la The Exploited. The band members looked like they were all thrown together from various other bands. Interesting.

Headlining was Three Days Grace. This is my third time seeing them and this might be the best show yet. I was close for the opener, but as soon as the push started, was right even closer to the stage. Was more of a push than a mosh, though small mosh pits broke out here and there. No, I didn't get in the pits, but it is fun to push drunken fools into them. On to the show... Three Days Grace delivered! Opened with 'Burn' and rolled right into many of their other favorites...'Break', 'The Good Life', 'Pain', 'Get Out Alive', and 'I Hate Everything About You'. Then played 'Home' and after jamming that song for a bit, they slipped right into a cover of Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'. Sweet!  Couple songs later, they brought out one of the roadies/tour managers and did a cover of Limp Bizkit's 'Break Stuff'.  TDG rounded out the night with a drum solo and a few other tunes, finishing with 'Riot'.  Excellent show!!  Check out the pictures.

It doesn't matter if it's a local band like the 5 Card Studs at Cafe Lu Lu or a more polished act like Three Days Grace, I love a good show! Shows on tap...I am going to see Chris Cornell perform an acoustic show later this month; and I'm seeing Disturbed in May with the possibility of a few other shows sprinkled in between now and Summerfest 2011.  Rock on!

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