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    Concerts Make Me Feel Alive: Duran Duran Concert Review

    Holy cow what a concert. I finally saw Duran Duran
    At Wonderbus Music & Arts Festival in Columbus, Ohio.
    They still sound as great as they always have.
    Classic members Simon Le Bon (vocals), Nick Rhodes (keyboards), John Taylor (bass) and Roger Taylor (drums-no relation to John or Roger Taylor of Queen), along with their other great musicians and backing singers put on quite a show.
    Lots of classics, some new songs, lots of visuals, and just a great live sound.
    These guys are awesome!!
    I’m very glad I got to see them.
    The openers, Tayls, Daisy The Great, and Cannons were all quite good too.
    Especially Daisy The Great. I was very impressed by them.

    Duran Duran Band Members:

    Duran Duran Set List:

    1. Wild Boys
    2. Hungry Like The Wolf
    3. Invisible
    4. Notorious
    5. A View To A Kill
    6. Come Undone
    7. Give It All Up
    8. Friends Of Mine
    9. Careless Memories
    10. Ordinary World
    11. Planet Earth
    12. Hold Back The Rain
    13. Reflex
    14. White Lines
    15. Girls On Film/Acceptable In The 80s/Girls On Film continued
    16. Encore:  Save A Prayer
    17. Rio

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    Two Bands, Both Rocked!!: Sammy Hagar And The Circle/George Thorogood & The Destroyers Concert Review

    What a great concert.
    George Thorogood & The Destroyers rocked the house for an hour and Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, and Vic Johnson really rocked for about 90 minutes.
    So many great songs from both acts (Michael even sang a bunch, including a David Lee Roth era Van Halen song.).
    George and his band are all still great.
    Sammy is still a phenomenal singer and great guitarist too.
    Jason is one of my favorite drummers.
    Vic can play anything on guitar.
    And Michael is massively underrated as a bassist and singer.
    Also, Sammy signs everything fans throw at him or hand to him.
    And he’ll put clothing on that fans give him and he signs those too and gives them back.
    Awesome stuff.
    I’m glad I was able to see this.
    Concerts are my favorite hobby.
    Music is a necessity in my life.
    I genuinely need it.
    More concerts to come.

    Sammy Hagar And The Circle Band Members:

    George Thorogood & The Destroyers Band Members:

    Sammy Hagar And The Circle Set List:

    1. Crazy Times
    2. There’s Only One Way To Rock
    3. Poundcake
    4. Three Lock Box
    5. Top Of The World
    6. Rock Candy
    7. Finish What Ya Started
    8. Mas Tequila
    9. Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy
    10. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (Michael sings it)
    11. Rock And Roll
    12. Right Now
    13. Why Can’t This Be Love
    14. I Can’t Drive 55
    15. Heavy Metal
    16. Encore:  When It’s Love
    17. Eagles Fly

    George Thorogood & The Destroyers Set List:

    1. Rock Party
    2. Who Do You Love?
    3. Shot Down
    4. Night Time
    5. I Drink Alone
    6. House Rent Blues/One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer
    7. Gear Jammer
    8. Movin’ On Over
    9. Bad To The Bone

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    Rock Me All Night!: Great White & Slaughter Concert Review

    Thanks to my friend Brandon Lange I was able to see Great White & Slaughter in Ashland, Kentucky Friday night.
    Both bands were phenomenal.
    Slaughter came on first and were sooooo loud, full of energy, and in your face. Gosh they are so heavy live.
    This was my second time seeing them and like the first time, they did not disappoint.
    I told Brandon it was going to be tough for Great White [Band] to top Slaughter, but I think they did.
    This band is soooooooooooooo great.
    Mark Kendall is one of my favorite guitarists, new singer
    Andrew Freeman does a phenomenal job singing these classic songs, and the whole band is just solid and right (Edit:  Andrew soon after this left the band because of his continued commitment to the band Last In Line and Brett Carlisle became the new singer).
    Please both bands: make more new albums. Please?! I’ll buy them I promise.
    Love you guys.
    Thank you Brandon for buying the tickets. Let’s do it again.

    Great White Band Members:

    Slaughter Band Members:

    Great White Set List:

    1. Desert Moon
    2. Lady Red Light
    3. Stick It
    4. Face The Day
    5. Rollin’ Stoned
    6. House Of Broken Love
    7. Big Time
    8. Blues Jam/Mista Bone
    9. Big Goodbye
    10. Save Your Love
    11. Rock Me
    12. Once Bitten Twice Shy

    Slaughter Set List:

    1. Mad About You
    2. Burnin’ Bridges
    3. Spend My Life
    4. Immigrant Song
    5. Eye To Eye
    6. Desperately
    7. The Wild Life
    8. Days Gone By
    9. Real Love
    10. Fly To The Angels
    11. Up All Night (with the ending of Won’t Get Fooled Again)

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