Chickenfoot Concert!

Tonight, at the Detroit Fillmore (formerly the State Theater), was definitely a concert of a lifetime—Joe Satriani on guitar, Sammy Hagar singing and a bit of guitar, bassist Michael Anthony (founding member of Van Halen) and Chad Smith on drums (from Red Hot Chili Peppers).  What an unbelievable line-up! The main draw for me was of course, Joe.  It was very cool to see him just jamming up there as part of a band and not having to feel the pressure of being front and center for once.  He looked like he was really having fun up there, as did the rest of them.  Since I was familiar with the Chickenfoot album, I could totally rock out and dance to all the songs.  They even played one of the songs they wrote together that didn’t make it on the album, so that was a special treat.  The encore was one of my all-time favorite classic rock songs, “Highway Star” by Deep Purple, one of my favorite driving songs—it reminded me of my new Fiero that has restored my love of driving once again.  I have never seen so many drum sticks go flying at a show in my life—during “Highway Star”, Chad would reach into this girl’s shirt (where she was inserting drum sticks), get a stick, play for a little bit, then toss it out to the crowd.  He must have thrown at least 30 sticks!  It was definitely a night to remember.

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~ by kozmicdreams on August 8, 2009.

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