Wyoming Beat's trusty correspondent Nigel saw Cheap Trick, Heart and Journey at Fiddler's Green last night. Her email review this morning brought a smile to my face:
Subject line: Any Way You Want It
Concert was great fun.
Omg it was PACKED.
We could hardly find a place to sit. Tons of college-agers, as this retro music is very popular with them.
Mostly they make fun of it.
Cheap trick was great – yes, I actually like them.
They played my 3 favorite songs (their hits) which pleased me.
Heart was AWESOME. They are sooooo good.
Seriously. And should totally be the headliner.
Journey was up and down.
They played 4 too many “new” songs.
That sucked arse. Keep it to the hits, boys.
They actually played a couple of the oldy-oldies which made me and Tommy happy – the songs they made before the huge hits.
The guy is good. He for sure is a karaoke-winning Steve. BUT he is no Steve Perry. I repeat, he is no Steve Perry.
Steve is amazing. He hits unthinkable high notes and sustains them with this amazing Perry-specific vibrato.
New guy does not do that.
Now that I’ve established myself officially as a Journey geek...
Nigel, we love you and your Journey geekness!