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    Loudest Show I’ve Seen: Alice In Chains Concert Review

    My friend Jamie and I went to see Alice In Chains in Huntington, WV.

    Shooter Jennings (the son of Waylon Jennings) opened the show with a pretty good set of songs.  Musically, he’s all over the place, but good stuff though.

    I think Jamie was there to see Shooter more, which is fine.

    But I was there to see Alice In Chains.

    They had regrouped a few years before this with a new Co-Singer/occasional Guitarist William Duvall taking the spot held by Layne Staley, who sadly passed away in 2002.

    The rest of the band was still Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Jerry Cantrell, Bassist Mike Inez, and Drummer Sean Kinney.

    They had released the favorite album of the year previous to this year, Black Gives Way To Blue.

    They played a number of songs from it, plus plenty of AIC classics and deep cuts.

    They were phenomenal, but as I type this in 2023, I can still say as I said then and since then that this was the loudest show I’ve ever seen.

    I almost always wear ear plugs to shows (I did this night), and I’m saying that my hearing has never quite been the same since this show.

    Maybe it was a culmination of all the shows and music I’d heard leading up to this night, but still, it was the loudest show I’ve ever seen.

    Great, but loud.

    Alice In Chains Set List:

    1. All Secrets Known (New Song)
    2. It Ain’t Like That
    3. Again
    4. Check My Brain (New Song)
    5. Them Bones
    6. Dam That River
    7. Rain When I Die
    8. Your Decision (New Song)
    9. Got Me Wrong
    10. We Die Young
    11. A Looking In View (New Song)
    12. Rotten Apple
    13. Heaven Beside You
    14. Sickman
    15. Grind
    16. Angry Chair
    17. Man In The Box
    18. Encore:  Acid Bubble (New Song)
    19. Would?
    20. Rooster

    Shooter Jennings Set List:

    1. Last Night Radio 11:01 PM
    2. Wake Up!
    3. Triskaidekaphobia
    4. Don’t Feed The Animals
    5. Lights In The Sky
    6. Summer Of Rage
    7. Black Ribbons
    8. When The Radio Goes Dead

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  • Blog,  Concerts

    I Finally Saw AC/DC

    I FINALLY saw AC/DC.

    I was supposed to see them in 2009, but for some reason, the show got postponed for the following year.

    Luckily, it still happened because I was worried that it would not happen.

    I got to see the Back In Black lineup of Brian Johnson (Lead Vocals), Angus Young (Lead Guitar), his older brother Malcolm Young (Rhythm Guitar), Cliff Williams (Bass), Phil Rudd (Drums).

    What can I say?  It’s AC/DC.  One of the biggest and best rock bands ever.

    They always deliver the goods.

    Classic song after classic song.

    Great stage show.

    Everything you would want as a fan they give you.

    I love AC/DC.  Period.

    Set List:

    1. Rock ‘N’ Roll Train
    2. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
    3. Back In Black
    4. Big Jack
    5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
    6. Shot Down In Flames
    7. Thunderstruck
    8. Black Ice
    9. The Jack
    10. Hells Bells
    11. Shoot To Thrill
    12. War Machine
    13. High Voltage
    14. You Shook Me All Night Long
    15. T.N.T.
    16. Whole Lotta Rosie
    17. Let There Be Rock
    18. Encore:  Highway To Hell
    19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

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  • Blog,  Conventions

    My 2nd TNA Wrestling House Show

    I went to my 2nd TNA Wrestling house show (non-televised event) in 2010.

    This time, I got to meet two of the biggest wrestlers in the company, one of whom is one of the greatest of all time.

    I met Kurt Angle (legit Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling in 1996) before the show.  He was doing a meet and greet outside the venue (the weather was pretty) and he signed a DVD, 8×10, a wrestling program, and I got my picture taken with him.  I’ll never forget that.

    I later got to meet Jeff Jarrett.  He was taking pictures with fans inside the ring.

    I met one of the female wrestlers that night too (Velvet Sky-she signed my program too).

    Eric Bischoff (former boss of WCW) was also there and cut a heel promo, although he actually did go outside the ring at one point to retrieve a camera for a fan that they dropped on the floor.  Cool to see him.

    That’s mostly what I remember and that Kurt and Jeff teamed together in the main event and Kurt took pictures with fans in the ring too.

    I’ve posted the pictures of me meeting them and my ticket stub, along with the results I found, courtesy of the great website thehistoryofwwe.com below.

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