Sunday, July 27, 2008
David Lee Roth with Cinderella and Extreme
That's right....at the age when the smart kids were seeing Jane's Addiction, here I was with a ticket indicating that I paid to see those fucking "More Than Words" guys.
These were actually good seats (third row or something...not that my impressive still photography skills would prove as much), but the concert was one of the lamest affairs I've ever witnessed.
DLR was officially washed up, and gave a real forced show biz performance. He also touched almost nothing from the album his was touring in support of, which should give you some indication of how weak the "Little Ain't Enough" album was. Mostly "Crazy from the Heat" and Van Halen material.
Cinderella wasn't bad at all, to be completely honest with you. They were touring off of "Heartbreak Station", which had given the band a whole lot more depth. Fred Courry did an abysmal drum solo, though, which included samples of the Miami Sound Machine. Ugh. I did catch Eric Brittingham's bass pick at the end of the night, but I lost it years ago.
We missed Extreme, because my friend was dating a college girl who wanted to stop and get something to eat on the way to the show.
I got over it.