February 12th, 2006
Band: Cheap Trick
Opening Act: 38 Speical
Date: December 27, 1982
Venue: Bayfront Center Arena
Ticket Price: $10.50
Hello there, ladies and gentlemen.
Hello there, ladies and gents, are you ready to rock?
Are you ready or not?
Okay, so it was a 38 Special concert and Cheap Trick was the opening act. But for me, it was just the opposite. I went to this concert to see Cheap Trick. Nothing against 38 Special. I just wasn’t a big fan. But I’ve always liked Cheap Trick. I think Robin Zander was one of the best vocalists during that time period.
And as a guitar player myself, I loved Rick Nielsen’s guitar collection. He had some sweet guitars!
One final note. Live At Budokan has to be included in the list of best live albums! In fact, I’m listening to it right now on iTunes as I write this.
February 4th, 2006
Band: Van Halen
Date: December 7, 1982
Venue: Lakeland Civic Center
Ticket Price: $10.75
Ah yes…Van Halen was one of my favorites. That is until David Lee Roth left and Sammy Hagar joined up. Don’t get me wrong, I like Sammy. I liked him before he joined VH and I like him now that he’s no longer with them. But I just couldn’t get into the whole Van Hagar thing.
But this concert was with Dave. And Dave rocked the house. As did Eddie, Alex, and Michael.
“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it”
- David Lee Roth