Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hollywood Vampires

Concerts have been few and far between the past few years.

Ernest reports he recently saw Dave Matthews Band and it was one of his top 3-4 concerts ever. (He says the others would be Primus, Steve Miller, Roger Waters.)

We had tickets for Hollywood Vampires and were quite worried to hear that Joe Perry had collapsed on stage a few weeks ago. Remember our experience with the Aerosmith cancellation? Although we finally did get to see them.

I am still navigating the world with an elderly iPhone4 which does its business just fine and survived a dip in Homer's water bowl. But its pictures are so bad compared to current standards. 

That's the best of a bad bunch. 

But the sweet sweet marketing peeps at the Mid-State Fair sent me an email afterwards. So these good pictures are from them:

Joe looked a little gaunt but seemed to have a lot of energy. Johnny did not look gaunt and acted like a regular musician. Alice had vampire bite marks on his neck.

If you've read some of my previous concert posts, you know I talk about my personal experience. The music is there, always, thanks to YouTube. I listened to two songs from the show I saw, but they really truly sounded better in person. 

It often happens that someone next to me decides to be my new best friend. And I sure had one this night. She apologized for the empty seat between us, saying it was probably her fault because she had a single ticket. Actually, we had the ticket for that seat as we couldn't find a person to use it. She was so disappointed that Cheap Trick wasn't opening, her sister had seen them open for the vamps in Michigan. Her sister bought her the ticket and she drove 2 and a half hours. She had pictures of Alice from a long ago meet and greet and waved around a blowup of one during the show. She eventually bonded with her other neighbor instead of me. I was surprised when she left towards the end of the show but I think she was making her way to the front in hopes of Alice spotting her and her picture.

We had a fun time.


Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I feel silly because I had no knowledge of this group and had to use the Google. I'm also wondering if I would have been that person who chatted up a stranger as a new best friend...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

They look weirdly like vampires. Was the music good?

Janet Spering said...

JEALOUS!!! I so wanted to see this show!!! Dang it all! Their tunes are on Spotify, and sound damn good!