Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Motley Crue | All Bad Things Must Come To An End | Royal Farms Arena | 8/26/2015

Motley Crue
Tour - All Bad Things Must Come To An End
Venue - Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD | 08/26/2015
Attendance - Myself | Rob Lang

My first Crue show. I couldn't let them pass through without seeing them.
Wow, what a show, and Vince actually sounded better than i hoped he woud.
Fire, explosions, Tommy Lee on the Crucifix coaster sled. 
The crowd, I guess older than I expected, but I guess I am almost 50 myself.
We were at the back of the arena to the left of the stage. We could feel the heat from the explosives and fire bursts. A fairly good set, lots from Dr Feelgood. Wish they ad stepped back a little further.
A good show from the bad boys of rock.
Now the crowd? What is wrong with the American concert crowds!? Unenthusiastic, sitting, probably falling asleep. This to me is disappointing.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Crack the Sky | Club 66 | 08/21/2015

Crack the Sky 
Venue - Club 66 | 11/28/2014
Attendance - Myself | Rob Lang | Trish Ruberg

Another fun night a a small intimate venue.
John Palumbo is still out, but the band stepped up and they did a great job.
What a fun night at Club 66. Had to work on Friday as well as the others. We got a late start, which somewhat bothered me, but when we arrived at 7:30 the venue wasn't crowded, and never really became crowded, I was a little surprised. No where near last Novembers crowd. We enter and stake our spot right outside the kitchen. The show starts shortly. A good show , we stay around till the band breaks down the equipment. Taking with people and photo ops. I meet and hang with the owner of the cu, Dave rode, and get my picture snapped with Crack the Sky's lead guitarist Rick Witkowski.
Yes I probably had a bit too much to drink, however we still had a good time, at least I did. Rob transports us to Steak and Shake for midnight eats. More drinking but with food.
All in all a fun night. I will have to add this - I am so sick and tired of my friends who can't handle their alcohol. The other night they dropped me 3 times while carrying me to the car.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ZZ Top | Grooves and Gravy | Wolf Trap | 08/18/2015

ZZ Top
Tour - Grooves and Gravy
Venue - Wolftrap, Vienna, VA | 08/18/2015
Attendance - Myself | Rob Lang

We bad, we nationwide...
Wow what a great evening! Weather, perfect mid 70's. This was my first trip to Wolf Trap and let me say, it was a beautiful venue. Merriweather-esque, but way more upscale. We had great seats. Wolf Trap is an hour from my house with NO traffic. Being as the doors open at 7 and with the DC beltway at rush hour, that trip would easily turn into a 2 hour minimum. So we used the Orange line from New Carrollton, to West Falls Church. We boarded the train at 6:05 pm and exited the train close to 7. Unfortunately for Rob, when he entered the train he had to go to the bathroom. I've never seen a restroom at any metro stop. When we arrived at West Falls Church, there weren't any there either. He made his own rest area after being uncomfortable for almost an hour. Twenty minutes later the Wolf Trap shuttle picked us up and transported us to the venue. Once at the venue, its off to the will call window. Get the feel of the venue and grab a bite to eat and some drinks. The opener, Blackberry smoke plays, we hear, but do not go to our seats. We head to our seats after the Blackberry Smoke set about 9:00 pm. Our seats were not together. Rob swaps his seat for a seat next to mine. We are located to the left of the soundboard. The show starts about 9:25. They play all the classics and the crowd is excited. Show ends about 10:45, we head to and board our bus. Bus exits at 11, and we are off to the West Falls Church Metro station. We board the New Carrollton train at 11:30. We arrive home at close to 1 am. We are both hungry, but at 1 o'clock one a Wednesday morning there will be no place on our trip home to eat. We stop at Donut Shack and get a dozen to tide us over. We arrive home. A great time and a great evening!

Foxey Lady

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Guess who's going to see 
That Little Ol' Band From Texas
 ZZ Top 
Tuesday 08/18/2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Faith No More | Sol Invictus | Merriweather | 08/02/2015

Faith No More
Tour - Sol Invictus
Venue - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD | 08/02/2015
Attendance - Myself | Rob Lang

What is It!?

Arrived at Merriweather, on a beautiful evening, warm but comfprtable. Sat in the car and caught up Enter the pavilion, familiarized ourselves with the surroundings . Rob grabbed a beer. We located our seats. Opening band was "Refused" Listen to most of their set. Went on beer run at last song. people watch till FNM set. Head back to our seats and the stag is almost setup for the band. A white set with flowers adorning amps and equipment. 9:30 they hit the stage. All members dresses in white or white suits. Tonight we are going to try something different, Lisa has let me borrow here iPhone 6+ for this evenings pictures. I am done with this Galaxy S3 when it comes to documenting my concert experience via photo. We will see later today if the pictures turn out. Well the pictures turned out way bettr than my crappy S3.
They open with something from "The Real Thing" the title track itself.
A few older songs, then the highlight of the evening, "Epic" This song alone made the concert worth attending. The crowd pumped! In my opinion, if its all they played it would have been a great night! All in all a great night and fun time!

Rob and I Seated