Just wanted to put out a recommendation that if anyone gets a chance to go see this show....definatly go. I went to the show just this past Friday night, at the House of Blues in Orlando, and it was great. Unfortunatly I had an early golf tournament Sat. morning. Teeing off with a hangover is never fun, but after a bit of the hair of the dog, I was fine.
It was the first stop on the US tour. Michael Wilton did a good job taking over for Degarmo on lead duties for Mindcrime 1, and the new guy Mike Stone was lead during Mindcrime 2. Overall Sound was good (not great, Ive been to that venue many times at other shows that sounded killer). The theatrics were awesome though, the guys kept you riveted. It was a packed house, and seemed everybody was really into it.
I've never been to a QR show before, and was a little dissapointed goin in, that I wasn't going to be able to see Chris Degarmo perform.
Overall, definatly worth the $38 dollar ticket price and the hangover.
funny story....at the intermission, during set change, between 1 and 2. I wore my Ibanez t-shirt to the show, and this really drunk chick (but very hot) mistakenly pegged me as a player.
She walked up to me and and slurred "this is a shot in the dark, but Michael Bolton is having a guitar clinic tomorrow, do you know anything about it?" I said, "Michael Bolton?!!?" She looked at me with total disgust and said "F'in Michael Bolton?, F, he's a F'in fag, F, he don;t play F'in guitar, F, Michael F'in Bolton. Nooooooo, Michael Wilton!" (I was laughing pretty hard by this point) I said "ooooooooh...sorry, no." She gave me the "your a loser" smirk and tried to stumble off. Unfortunatly she must have forgot we were standing on a very large (not tall, but wide) set of steps. Well, she fell on her face. Didn't faze her one bit though. I helped her up, she looked at me, smiled and said "thanks Bolton lover" and stumbled off into the crowd. ...aaaaaaaah...drunk metal chicks...gotta love'em