Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Aerosmith at Mohegan Sun

While I wasn't a huge fan of Sunday's show, I wouldn't say it totally sucked, like a lot of other hard-core fans have said.

It was very cool to have classics like "Seasons Of Wither" and "No More No More" in the same show along with "Walkin' The Dog" and "Helter Skelter", and I am probably one of the only ppl who don't object to "Angel" especially since they don't beat it to death like some of their other songs from that era. The rest of the setlist could have been a bit better, though. I thought "Janie's Got A Gun" completely sucked, as I've thought just about every time I've seen them do it -- the beginning just drags on and never feels right to me.

I would have liked a little more interaction between the band members. To me it seemed like in the rehearsals, they worked on the songs, but not really on any of the choreography (for lack of a better word) -- almost like they need to be reminded that Joe and Brad typically do the catwalk stroll during the guitar interlude in "Dream On", for example.

But I am letting a lot slide based on the fact that it was first show of the whole tour and they haven't played out in a while. I am going again tonite so we'll see how that goes.

Lenny Kravitz kind of impressed me. I am not really a fan of his in general -- I don't dislike him at all, but I don't go nuts over him. But his performance was solid and he did a great job.

Pics (from my aging camera phone) are here.

1 comment:

struff said...

The second show of the tour was MUCH better than the first! The band seemed to be into a little bit more. A few songs were switched and some songs were in different positions and the flow seemed better.

After the show I bumped into a former co-worker, Carter Alan (from WBCN and WZLX), and then later on at the bar I saw the guy who has been playing keyboards on the past several Aerosmith tours. He met some of his friends there and was just hanging out as if were nobody special. I guess that's one of the good things about being a background performer -- you can go out in public and no one bugs you. He saw that I had an Aerosmith Fan Club laminate so he must have known that I knew who he was and we just kind of nodded towards each other. Lucky for him that it was so late at night or I might have done a stalker/fan type of thing, LOL!