Saturday, September 22, 2012

Elton John: Greatest Hits Tour

Elton John returned to perform at Johnson City's Freedom Hall on September 16th after a 12 year hiatus. Freedom Hall has had its share of big acts (Aerosmith, The Eagles, Elvis Presley) but Elton John was the biggest act to perform there in quite some time. Needless to say the show sold out in a matter of hours.  The crowd was certainly appreciative of having a performer of that magnitude come to their small town and they showed it! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Darkest Days with Otherwise, Surrender The Fall and Deadwood Stone

My Darkest Days
Surrender The Fall
Deadwood Stone
The Intersection, Grand Rapids, Michigan

On Monday we decided to go to the Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  If you have never been to the Intersection you’re missing out on seeing your favourite bands perform up close.  This was the third time we covered shows at the Intersection for that reason.

Before seeing the show we viewed all of the bands on youtube to listen to their music.  Videos and sound tracks don’t do any of the bands justice after hearing them live.  All four bands sounded great live.

RockStar Energy Upraor Festival Noblesville, Indiana Sept 8th 2012 at Klipsch Music Center

Despite being over and hour late to the venue thanks to construction traffic, we managed to see most of the bands and get all of our interviews done. Walking in, Klipsch is packed like I’ve never seen. People milling around between the vendors and stages all seem to be in good spirits as everyone shares the same motive for the day: enjoy some bad ass music. Squeezing all those people into that small of a space may seem like it would be a problem but the combined excitement and anticipation of everyone there kinda makes you overlook the drunken douchebags walking around spilling beer on everything and slurring all their words. All in all it’s a great atmosphere to be a part of.
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