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    Chicago 2 in Full & More: Chicago Concert Review

    Chicago at Charleston Municipal Auditorium Tuesday May 22, 2018.
    My first time seeing this band.
    I’ve been a fan for 20 years.
    Original members, Singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm, Trombone player Jimmy Pankow, and Trumpet player Lee Loughnane are still there (original Saxophonist Walt Parazaider is out due to health issues. I wish him well.), along with other members who are new to the band, as well as others who have been there for some time.
    The show was fantastic.
    Great lighting, use of screens, and of course, the sound was impeccable.
    They did two sets. First, they played all of their second album, Chicago 2.
    They then took a 20 minute break and returned to play a lot of their hits from the late 60s, 70s and 80s.
    Again, they’re not all original, but there’s still enough foundation for them to be called Chicago.
    This is their 51st Anniversary as a band.
    They’re still going strong.
    My next concert is Jackson Browne June 5 in Cincinnati.
    But first, I have to have nose surgery later today to clear out my passages.
    Wish me luck.
    Love and Peace always.

    Set List:

    1. Movin’ In
    2. The Road
    3. Poem For The People
    4. In The Country
    5. Wake Up Sunshine
    6. Make Me Smile
    7. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
    8. Anxiety’s Moment
    9. West Virginia Fantasies
    10. Colour My World
    11. To Be Free
    12. Now More Than Ever
    13. Fancy Colors
    14. Memories Of Love
    15. It Better End Soon
    16. Where Do We Go From Here
    17. 25 Or 6 To 4
    18. Beginnings
    19. Questions 67 & 68
    20. If You Leave Me Now
    21. Dialogue (Part 1 & 2)
    22. Call On Me
    23. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
    24. Hard Habit To Break
    25. You’re The Inspiration
    26. I’m A Man
    27. Street Player
    28. Just You ‘N’ Me
    29. Hard To Say I’m Sorry/Get Away
    30. Saturday In The Park
    31. Feelin’ Stronger Every Day

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    A Long Rocking Night: Foo Fighters/The Struts Concert Review

    I FINALLY saw Foo Fighters in Lexington last week.
    They’re not my favorite band, but I do like them, Dave Grohl is a super talent, and the band is very good at what they do.
    They played a lot of songs and gave the fans their money’s worth.
    The Struts opened and were very good, also.  I was super impressed with them.
    Go see them both.
    My next concert is the band Chicago May 22.
    More after that.
    Bring on a Them Crooked Vultures reunion!!!!

    Foo Fighters Set List:

    1. Run
    2. All My Life
    3. Learn To Fly
    4. The Pretender
    5. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
    6. Rope (w/Drum Solo)
    7. Sunday Rain
    8. My Hero
    9. These Days
    10. Walk
    11. Breakout
    12. Under My Wheels (Alice Cooper cover, sung by guitarist Chris Shiflett)
    13. You’re The One That I Want/Imagine/Jump/Blitzkrieg Bop
    14. Under Pressure (Queen cover, sung by FF Drummer Taylor Hawkins and The Struts singer Luke Spiller, Dave played drums)
    15. Monkey Wrench
    16. Times Like These
    17. Young Man Blues (Mose Allison cover)
    18. Best Of You
    19. Encore:  Dirty Water
    20. This Is A Call
    21. Let There Be Rock (AC/DC cover)
    22. Everlong

    The Struts Set List:

    1. Put Your Hands Up
    2. These Times Are Changing
    3. The Ol’ Switcheroo
    4. Pimadonna Like Me
    5. Kiss This
    6. Put Your Money On Me
    7. Where Did She Go
    8. Could Have Been Me

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