When we heard Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder of the Eagles and their "United We Rock" tour was coming to town, we had to get tix! What luck that the concert just happened to be on the last day of school for our youngest . . . a perfect way to kick off summer for a kid who loves rock! He has already posted many of the photos and concert videos on his Facebook account, so some of you might have already seen some of these. For those who haven't, we thought we'd share his concert recap and a few of the most tasty vids for your listening pleasure!
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Our Rock and Roll Enthusiast!
"The concert was a blast! Sunlight Supply Amphitheater was a great venue! I liked how particularly low-key the setting was there and how it didn't try to be flashy and over the top like Jiffy Lube Live back in Virginia. The services were really great for patrons, as the security staff let us sit up closer because of my disability. Isn't that nice? I definitely think this is a great venue for live concerts.
Also, the bands still were great, even after over 40 years in the biz! Turns out this was the first night of the United We Rock tour, so they were really ready to rock. The legendary Eagles guitarist Don Felder and his backing band made it a great opening with his hit "Heavy Metal (Takin' A Ride)" as well as a small but regardlessly catchy collection of singles from the Eagles.
However, Styx completely stole the show from Felder, performing "Gone Gone Gone" and "Radio Silence" from their new album The Mission as well as some of their greatest hits, specifically stuff from their album The Grand Illusion, which is celebrating it's 40th anniversary.
It's amazing how well the band's voices have stayed intact all these years! Even REO Speedwagon, which was merely OK when they opened for Def Leppard back in Virginia because of how exhausted they were, seemed more comfortable and performed much better this time around. All in all, it was a spectacular night!"
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(Sorry some of these are so short, but it will give you the flavor!)
Don Felder of the Eagles performing "Hotel California":
Styx performing "Renegade":
Styx performing "Too Much Time On My Hands"
REO Speedwagon performing "Time For Me To Fly":
REO Speedwagon performing "Riding the Storm Out":
ROCK ON to the bands of the '70s and '80s that are still killing it on tour and making millions of fans like us happy with their music! 💜💜💜