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Dirty Scab Boys....
40th Anniversary U.S.A. 2017 Tour
August 18, 2017
Starplex Pavilion
Dallas, Texas

Lineage: Church Audio CA-11 Cardioid Mics - > Church Audio Ugly 2 Preamp (Gain setting +15db) -> Sony PCM-M10 -> REC LEVEL 6.0 -> 24/96 WAV -> Mastered by rockphantom using Izotope RX4 & Ozone 5 -> Audacity 2.1.3 (tracking/fades/dithering) -> Trader's Little Helper 2.7.0 (FLAC level 8 lossless compression & verification) -> YOU

Excellent stack recording!
Minimal audience noise.

Taping Location: SEC 102 - Row S

I was able to score two free lawn tickets for the Foreigner/Cheap Trick show via Groupon last spring.
I gave my second ticket to fellow taper, Whotapes. He informed me that we could upgrade from the lawn to the seated area for a few dollars by going to the guest services booth of the Starplex.
We were sold seats in row S of Sec 102 for $10 each. This was a massive upgrade over being stuck in the lawn all night long! It was extremely humid, which in turn made the climate extremely uncomfortable for both the band and audience.
Unfortunately, Lou Gramm did not appear in Dallas. On the positive side, Mick Jones toughed it out and performed for the entire show!
The last time I caught Foreigner was when they were opening for Journey in Austin on September 22, 2011. This was ironic as I have always considered Foreigner to be Journey knock-off band.
In Austin back in 2011, Mick Jones didn't even bother to show up!

The Starplex was jammed packed. I was surprised because there were plenty of good seats still available via Ticketmaster, a few hours before showtime.
The 72 year old Mick Jones has quite the racket going on with his glorified cover band. I can't say I blame him. We all have bills to pay...

I was amazed to see a teenager who was at the show with his family, totally rocking out.
While watching this kid, I thought to myself: "If he gets this wound up over a cover band like Foreigner, I could only imagine how much he would enjoy a show by a band that featured its original lineup".
You may hear him on the right channel from time to time. After the end of the concert, I heard a dad in his 40's claim that Kelly Hansen "still had a really good voice, the original voice". I was dumbfounded by this comment....
Don't get me wrong, the band is compromised of world-class musicians. However, with the exception of Mick Jones, the modern incarnation of Foreigner had nothing to do with the classic albums of the 70's & 80's.
Foreigner's stage show was impressive. The lighting effects and dry ice fog recalled memories of arena rock shows of yester-year.
I will state that modern day Foreigner easily blows away the multiple Scabs N' Posers line-ups that Axl Rose ran with from 2001-2014.

There is some phasing during "Jukebox Hero". Hansen was on a platform near the back of the venue.
I turned around to take a look...

Students from the choir at Lake Worth high school were brought on stage during "I Want To Know What Love Is".

Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin were also taped...


techtuts: Ozone 5 template


Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals: Mick Jones

Additional Musicians:

Lead Vocals: Kelly Hansen
Guitar & backing vocals: Bruce Watson
Guitar & Saxophone: Thom Gimbel
Bass Guitar & backing vocals: Jeff Pilson
Drums: Chris Frazier
Keyboards & backing vocals: Michael Bluestein

[01] Intro (1:42)
[02] Double Vision (3:44)
[03] Head Games (5:16)
[04] Kelly Hansen banter #1 (1:12)
[05] Cold As Ice (6:09)
[06] Waiting For A Girl Like You (5:41)
[07] Kelly Hansen banter #2 (2:09)
[08] Blue Morning, Blue Day (3:23)
[09] Kelly Hansen banter #3 (1:24)
[10] Dirty White Boy (4:10)
[11] Kelly Hansen banter #4 (1:50)
[12] Feels Like The First Time (5:11)
[13] Urgent (prelude) (1:41)
[14] Urgent (6:07)
[15] Band Introductions (5:48)
[16] Starrider (5:44)
[17] Keyboard and Drum solo (2:37)
[18] Jukebox Hero (11:33)
[19] encore break (1:59)
[20] I Want To Know What Love Is (prelude) (2:33)
[21] I Want To Know What Love Is (6:09)
[22] Lake Worth HS Choir intro (1:30)
[23] Hot Blooded (prelude) (1:16)
[24] Hot Blooded (6:04)

Running Time: 95 minutes
Total Size: 555MB

My firewall issues have FINALLY been resolved!!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I'm new to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and am eager to meet new friends who would be interested in attending (and taping) rock shows together.

If you'd like to join the taping community, please let me know...
Going to concerts with friends is MUCH MORE FUN!

I'm a full-time student at the moment.
I'm looking for an enjoyable part time job in Arlington to make a few extra bucks on the side.
Let me tape your band in DFW! Reasonable rates and quick turn around!
I'll tape ANYTHING for a price...

REQ: An uncompressed capture of the Bad Company Dallas, TX 2016-09-08 AXS TV broadcast.

REQ: Any uncirculated Guns N' Roses audio/video from the SLASH ERA in lossless format.
Does anyone have a recording of the Guns N' Roses performance at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas
on September 4, 1992? If so, please share!

REQ: Any uncirculated Journey/Steve Perry lossless audio/video.

I plan to upload this recording to DIME, The Trader's Den, and Usenet (a.b.sounds.lossless, a.b.sounds.flac, a.b.sounds.lossless.bootlegs).

You are welcome to upload this recording to any blog/file locker/forum/non-music themed tracker as long as the *ENTIRE* file set is available for FREE download!

Download my releases via Usenet:  NZBIndex - We index, you search 

I don't want anyone on Earth to spend a penny on this recording!!
Respect my wishes, eBay parasite SCUM!!

August 21, 2017
Dallas/Fort Worth (Arlington)



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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I am in need of complimentary tickets to the following shows:

Steel Panther Dallas, TX March 22, 2018 House Of Blues
Judas Priest Dallas, TX April 28, 2018 Bomb Factory
Foreigner/Whitesnake/Jason Bonham Irving, TX July 21, 2018 Music Factory

I'd like to tape these shows for the community!!
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