I'm still amazed just how many people the Junkman runs into that he knows from his travels. Junkman knows some really nice people in the music industry so it's always a pleasure meeting his friends.
The show started with Buckcherry who put on a great show. Singer Joshua Todd, guitarist Keith Nelson, drummer Xavier Muriel, bassist Jimmy Ashhurst and guitarist Steven Dacanay all together were amazing.
For a short time I was even allowed in the pit in front of the stage to take some quick photos before being booted out. The rest of the time we just watched the show from the front left side of the stage.
While back stage it was surprise to see that there was no alcohol for either band, which I see as a change for the better, for me as well. One thing they were not short on was the entourage of beautiful women, what a life.
Before taking the stage Motley Crue opens with a devil silhouette with some sexual imagery.
That probably had some of the parents who were there with their kids squirming in there seats.
At least the parents were there to share the experience with them and are probably now a little more aware of the sexual nature that is sometimes part of the rock music experience. Makes for an interesting conversation on the drive home I bet.
Motley Crue literally exploded onto the stage.
Great light show with pyrotechnics that you can feel as well as see. The band volume was loud, even with ear plugs my ears were still ringing the next day. Motley Crue and Buckcherry both show great energy when performing and definitely complement each other. Motley Crue also had 2 large video screens on both sides of the stage that showed some incredible imagery to add to the show.
Half way through the show Tommy Lee came out from behind the drums to entertained the crowd with his titecam. Enticing women to lift their shirts which some did gladly. They were displayed for all eyes to see on the 2 large video screens, thanks Tommy.
I can't believe that the first time I heard of Motley Crue was when I worked at the Starwood in Hollywood Ca. on Santa Monica Blv. in 1981. It only took me 27 years to finally see them live.
Bass guitarist Nikki Sixx, Singer Vince Neil, Drummer Tommy Lee and Guitarist Mick Mars just released their ninth studio album entitled "Saints of Los Angeles" on June 24, 2008, while a film adaptation of their best selling band autobiography "The Dirt" is due to be released sometime in 2009.
All in all it was a great time with great music and great visuals. After the show we had a few drinks with some of Junkman's friends at the waterfall bar in Mohegan Sun. DJ Asbah showed up, guitar player from the band Sixx A.M., DJ could not believe I grew up with Junkman in Danbury Ct., well grew up is a bit of a stretch.
The ride home was the same as the ride there, music from Junkman's IPOD, which has thousands of songs, some new some old but all good. Thanks again Junkman. ~ Howie