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    Sir Rod & Cyndi: Rod Stewart/Cyndi Lauper Concert Review

    I spent the night before my birthday in Louisville, Kentucky for a concert.
    I saw for the first time Sir Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper.
    Now, if you would’ve asked me a few years ago if I would’ve been interested in this, I probably would’ve said no.
    It’s not that I’ve ever hated them, but my head was in a different space, concert wise. Mostly metal shows.
    The last few years I’ve been expanding my concert adventures on more classic artists.
    People I’ve been fans of, but I was so busy going to metal shows that I just didn’t get around to them.
    Well, to make a long story short, I finally saw these two legends.
    Cyndi Lauper opened the show.
    She still sings and looks great. I got chills a few times. Her band is solid, as was her set (listed below).
    Also, she’s quite fan friendly, too, because she went out into the audience 3 times during 3 different songs.
    Pretty awesome.
    A lot of highlights in the show, but just a few was when she sang All Through The Night, Shine, and The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough (footage from the video with wrestlers unfortunately gone like Rowdy Roddy Piper, Classy Freddie Blassie, Nikolai Volkoff, and Captain Lou Albano. Two wrestlers in the video, Wendi Richter and The Iron Sheik, are still alive).
    She mentioned all of them with kind words.
    Really the whole set was great.
    She sang for about an hour.
    Anyway, she is awesome.
    15 minutes later, Sir Rod Stewart came on!!
    First his band started, then he started.
    He sang a lot of hits, but nowhere near all of them.
    Like Cyndi, his voice is still strong and still looks like a rock star.
    He jokingly asked at one point if there is a good hair stylist in town because he wanted to get a hair cut this week.
    He also had a funny story about the Tom Waits song Downtrain Train, which Rod covers.
    He said Tom called him at the time Rod’s version was a hit and thanked him because it paid for a new roof over Tom’s house, as well as a swimming pool for his kids. Rod said “that’s the power of music”. Great stuff.
    During Stay With Me, Rod kicked/handed several soccer balls into the crowd.
    So, several fans went home with soccer balls kicked/handed to them by Sir Rod Stewart.
    Early in the set, Rod invited Cyndi back on stage to do a duet (set listed below). Pretty cool.
    His band is awesome, especially his saxophone player.
    He has two drummers, a percussionist, a phenomenal bassist, and several beautiful female singers/classical musicians.
    My only complaint was his mic volume was low a couple of times and I just wanted to hear more songs.
    But he did play for 95-100 minutes, so it was a full set.
    But those complaints are minor.
    He was/is great, as is Cyndi.
    Another fun concert in Lucas Hannon’s concert history book.
    Seven more concerts to see this year, and a comic convention.
    Love and Peace always.

    Cyndi Lauper Set List:

    1. I Drove All Night
    2. She Bop
    3. All Through The Night
    4. Hope
    5. The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough
    6. Money Changes Everything
    7. Shine
    8. Time After Time
    9. Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    10. True Colors

    Rod Stewart Set List:

    1. Soul Finger (band only)
    2. Infatuation
    3. Having A Party
    4. Young Turks
    5. Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
    6. Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (w/Cyndi Lauper)
    7. Forever Young (with Drum Solo)
    8. Rhythm Of My Heart
    9. Maggie May
    10. Hole In My Heart
    11. Downtown Train
    12. Acoustic: 1. The First Cut Is The Deepest, 2. You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim), 3. Grace, 4. Have I Told You Lately
    13. Nutbush City Limits (band only)
    14. Stay With Me
    15. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
    16. Encore: Sailing

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