WEEKEND UPDATE/PENTATONIX

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Music throughout the weekend. “Alice in Chains”, “The Pretty Reckless”, “Halestorm”, & “Dead Sara”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I got a new water bottle a few weeks ago that hold 1 liter of water.  I have dry mouth.  If I don’t have something to drink or sugarless gum to chew on.  I drink a minimum of 3 liters of water a day if not 6 liters a day.  If I’m going somewhere that evening, I keep it at 3 liters.  Most days it’s 4 or 5 liters then I’ll go to the washroom once or twice in the middle of the night.  I usually chew sugarless gum at the Saskatchewan Roughriders games!

We stayed in again Friday night.  Watched the Toronto Blue Jays lose……..again to the New York Yankees 11-0 or 12-0, I can’t remember?  Then we binge watched 3 episodes of “The Fosters” on Netflix.

Saturday we binge watched more of “The Fosters” during the day.  I went to a Saskatchewan Roughriders game vs. the visiting Ottawa Redblacks.

Dear Saskatchewan Roughriders,

The game clock started 56 minutes ago.  I’d like to see you demonstrate an offensive touchdown instead of relying on special teams & your field goal kicker?

Sincerely,

Me.

 

 

How disrespectful is that?????????????????????????????????????

 

Or you could just get a decent amplifier.  Guitar players are always searching for the perfect tone.  Guess what, it’s very hard to find, unless you’re lucky!  Find an amp that you’re 80% happy with.  Then there’s no need for any type of distortion pedal.  The guitar & amp are far more important than effect pedals, especially distortion & reverb pedals!

 

I have different bands, but that’s basically my shirt collection along with a few golf shirts & long sleeve shirts!

https://www.kerrang.com/features/the-13-best-heavy-metal-t-shirts-of-all-time-ranked/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true

 

Certainly not my list “Rush”, “Tool”, “Led Zeppelin” & “Lamb of God” so far down the list?  I’ve never seen “Rush” or “Led Zeppelin” live.  From the many acts, rock & metal acts, I have seen live.  “Tool” & “Queen” would be at the top of my list.  I did see “U2” in ’99 or 2000, they were AMAZING!  They couldn’t be on a metal & hard rock list though.

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-live-acts/

 

“Beck” preforms with “Gary Glitter” playing Garry Glitter’s 1979 hit “Cars”

 

Went to see “The Meg” with my brother.  Have you seen “Jaws” from the 1970s?  Either way, watch that for a shark movie.  Rachel wasn’t feeling great & stayed home.  Kim didn’t want to see the movie.  We went to my parents’ place for supper & met up with Kim there.

The Meg, we expected it to be a little loopy, my brother prefers “Deep Blue Sea” to “The Meg”.  I’ll leave it at that.  I did notice the odd nod to “Jaws” though.  Fun action movie though, not much more to it.

 

PENTATONIX

They have 9 albums out including the 3 Christmas albums.  They’re a 5 part vocal harmony group.  The majority of their stuff is all vocals with no instruments.  I think I’ve heard instruments in 2 or 3 songs, but it’s hard to tell.  They only have one full album of original material.  I’d like more of that but I can also see how that would be difficult in A Capella.  I don’t count the Christmas albums in any type of review but here’s a sampling of the other 6 albums….

 

2012    PTX. VOL.I EP

 

2014   PTX. VOL.II EP

 

2014   PTX. VOL.III EP

 

2015   PENTATONIX

 

2017   PTX. IV: CLASSICS EP

 

2018   PTX Presents: TOP POP VOL. I

 

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APPOINTMENTS/A PERFECT CIRCLE 

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I fell asleep to “A Perfect Circle” the album “Eat the Elephant”

Had breakfast while listening to “Barenaked Ladies” the album “Grinning Streak”

 

Need a day to rest my body & wake up, so I can do my exercises tomorrow!  I feel like I have to catch up to everyone.  A day without exercise is a wasted day to me & I started out 4.5 years behind everyone.

Sunday I was fall over sitting down tired, Monday was more of the same, so no exercising Monday.  Since “Sunday morning” I’ve felt over tired, I exercised Tuesday but not “today.”

The week started off with multiple phone calls with doctors & labs setting appointments.  YAY…………….BOOOO.  I’ve got better things to do than go to all of these routine cancer survivor checkups.  I know I’m fine.  I’ll go to multiple doctors & they’ll tell me the exact same thing.  “Everything looks good on the scan.  See you in a year.”  Who doesn’t work & has to be somewhere at 7:30 am?

I’d much prefer blood work & a scan in one appointment & send it all to one doctor.  Nope multiple appointments since Monday until next week & another routine doctor appointment in the summer.

I know these are important but good grief “will it ever stop?”  I had cancer in 2008 & I’m still being poked & tested?

Wait in a waiting room for roughly an hour Monday evening to give 2 vials of blood for your doctor appointment next week.

SO NOT COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How about we spend one day going for a scan & giving blood?  Then another day for the doctor appointments regarding the scan & blood work? One doctor will tell me his thoughts on the blood work & the other one will do the same, call me fat & send me on my way.  Am I in a good mood?  Not really!

I guess it’s only 3 weeks of the year.  I just don’t want to do this anymore.  I survived cancer, leave me alone for a bit please.  I’ve been tired since Sunday.  My exercises on Tuesday was pretty much a zombie going very slowly through the motions.

Kim has to take time off of work & if she’s not there she doesn’t get paid.  Sure no problem, let’s make this a month long extravaganza!

I’m grateful to be alive, just frustrated at the moment!  Also deathly tired, no exercise today.  TV & the couch are calling me.  I likely won’t be online much at all today.  Probably have a nap today, my body feels like a rag doll.

 

A PERFECT CIRCLE

 

Since they’ve recently released their 4th studio album, this seems like a good time to review this band.  This is the singer’s, Maynard James Keenan, 2nd of 3 groups.  He’s also the singer for “Tool” & “Puscifer”.  “Tool” is his first successful group.  The story goes that “A Perfect Circle’s” guitarist & music writer.  Was a guitar tech for “Tool” aka a roadie.  Maynard overheard some of the music on Billy Howerdel’s computer.  Maynard liked it & asked if he could sing on it.  As soon as they released their first album most people instantly compared them to “Tool”.  Fair enough, the first album was fairly comparable to a “Tool” album, but “Tool” seems to be able to fit in many mainstream genres in their own way.  “A Perfect Circle’s” first album was their hard rock album with breaks of light ambient music to ease off the gas pedal & let fans breathe for a second, much like “Tool”.  The 2nd album had a few heavy songs amongst more accessible songs.  The 3rd album was full of mostly unrecognizable covers.  The music & melody were all completely different but the lyrics were the same.

After the cover album they released a ‘Greatest Hits’ album with one new song on it.

I wasn’t much of a fan of the cover album or this new song.  I have the album of covers on CD, but not the ‘Greatest Hits’ album in any form.

That brings us to their new album “Eat the Elephant”.  Some longtime fans of the group that I’ve spoken with are somewhat disappointed with this album.  I was also, at first it’s not nearly as heavy as most of their previous songs or albums.  After it’s release on April 20th & multiple listens to the album, I can’t stop listening to it.  Much like their 2nd album & the first single from it, I was somewhat disappointed at first.  If you’ve ever been a fan of “A Perfect Circle” don’t give up on this album.  I don’t know what it was but something made me go back to it multiple times.

Here’s a song from each release.

MER DE NOMS      2000

LANGUAGE, SERIOSLY OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIRTEENTH STEP   2003

eMOTIVE      (covers)    2004

EAT THE ELEPHANT        2018

This is easily the most mainstream song I have ever heard from them.

 

Interview with guitarist/music writer, Billy Howerdel.  Long audio interview!

http://www.thevinylguide.com/episodes/ep122-billy-howerdel-of-a-perfect-circle

 

Movies to watch for in 2018 from “Avengers: Infinity War” on….

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/summer-movie-preview-2018-from-infinity-war-to-blackkklansman-w518967/action-point-jun-1-w518971

 

I’m sorry but even for a comic book movie this is hard to swallow.  I’m supposed to believe that Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, a tree, & a raccoon are needed to save the world.  “Avengers: Infinity War” had better be the best movie ever made!

“Ant Man & The Wasp” trailer & short article.

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-paul-rudd-in-new-ant-man-and-the-wasp-trailer-w519724

 

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DISABLED, A BIT I GUESS?

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I fell asleep to “Myles Kennedy” his only solo album “Year of the Tiger” followed by “The Pretty Reckless” the album “Who you Selling for?”

I exercised to nothing, I forgot to get the remote down.

For breakfast coming up I will be listening to “Lamb of God” the album “Ashes of the Wake”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

OK so I’m physically disabled, that doesn’t mean I can’t do anything.  I can stand for a long time as long as I have something solid to hold onto.  I cleaned our main bathroom, mirror, sink, & toilet.  I can stand up with the pedestal sink to get the entire mirror clean.  When I stand up in the living room I have a transfer pole.  I stand there & just stretch.  Even with one hand on it & I can touch our 8 foot ceiling.  In the kitchen I can use the stove top & cook my fish in the oven.

Kim goes to work Monday-Friday, knowing I can spend 8 hours in our condo & be just fine.  I have phone numbers to call if I need something.  I think I’ve called for help once because we were out of toilet paper!  Nothing life threatening I just didn’t want to sacrifice my socks!

Knock on wood, I haven’t fallen lately & I haven’t hurt myself in doing so thus far.  I likely won’t be able to walk without a walker, but we’ll see about that?  Maybe I’ll be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life?  There’s always that possibility.

I guess what I’m saying is I can do things, some just aren’t as fast as able bodied people do.  Nobody really knows what I can or can’t do, not even Kim.  That’s not meant to hurt anyone’s feelings but even I sometimes take on something pretty much impossible & surprise myself or be disappointed that I can’t do it.  If it’s the latter I’ll look at it from a different perspective the next time.  There’s nothing wrong with trying something in a different way, as long as no one gets hurt.

 

THE 90s WERE GOOD & TERRIBLE AT THE SAME TIME FOR ME

Here’s some of the BAD that I would hear at the hotel 3 or more times a shift, music playing at, at least 3 events……

Those songs got old for me fast!  The following songs were instant hits for me & were never played during any events at the hotel I worked at in Banquets.

 

Or just Jägermeister on the rocks, at least that’s how I drink it?

http://loudwire.com/jagermeister-big-4-metal-cocktail-recipes/

 

Yep, rock is no longer cool.  Now everybody wants pop music at the box social or whatever the kids call it these days!

 

New Pearl Jam song!!!!!

 

Mark Tremonti’s Facebook status.  Wow, that was really fast!

“Mixing is officially done! Off to mastering….A Dying Machine”

 

Day light savings time was created for WWI.  Do we really need it now?  I don’t think so.  At least in Saskatchewan we don’t do it, it’s always the same time here!

 

The last concert I went to in 2017.  Easily the best Barenaked Ladies show I’ve ever seen.  I don’t think I’ve missed a show in Regina since 1992.  I even saw a show while I was in my rehabilitation program!

 

 

The Blue Jays seem to be barking up the same tree as last year.  They’re trying to make a starting pitcher out of Joe Biagini.  All of the fans saw this experiment crash & burn last year, Biagini was 3W-11L as a starter last year.  On Sunday he gave up 5 runs & couldn’t get out of the 2nd inning.  He’s great in the bullpen though as a reliever!  $20,000,000 short-stop might be healthy near the end of April.  Regular season starts on Thursday, March 29th.  I don’t think this will be a pretty year?

This happened to him last year in May or June?  I have not seen him on a baseball field since.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/BARENAKED LADIES

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I fell asleep to “Muse” the album “Black Holes & Revelations”

Friday I was busy doing not much that I remember?  We watched TV until we called it a day & went to bed.

Kim was getting a pedicure with some friends.  Timothy Wong was in town & came over to visit around 11:00 am for a bit.  Nice visit with him, I miss that guy, we’ve been very good friends since “grade 9”.

We went to my parents’ place for supper & a game of “Yahtzee” with my cousin, her boyfriend, & Rachel (Mitch’s girlfriend).  I don’t think I’ve seen my parents since my birthday at the end of January.  Mitch was at home doing some mixing or recording some music.  He’s pretty busy with that at the moment.  He’s the really smart one with that.  He took 3 cassettes from me & converted them to iTunes files, well 2/3 worked.

Today is our day of getting ready for the week ahead & watching the over rated Oscars.  It’s usually a bunch of artsy fartsy movies that win, I much more into the R rated comedies that are never nominated.

 

Tim & I were chatting about the push for a 20 class reunion.  There are people who want to have one & some are willing to organize or at least help organize it.  I’ve pretty much decided that I’m not a proponent of a 20 year reunion.  Tim organized the 10 year reunion which I decided I wasn’t going to it but I had a good excuse.  I had brain cancer.  Worst excuse EVER!  If I get brain cancer again this year & there’s a reunion, then we know what caused my brain cancer in 2008.  Hahahahahahahahaha!

 

 

BARENAKED LADIES

My uncle Kent lent the little yellow cassette to us.  He was in Ontario & Barenaked Ladies were selling the cassette out of the back of their vehicle after a show.  I listened to it on a Walkman!  Barenaked Ladies were my first concert in 1992.  I was 12 & my brother was 5.  Our immediate family went, all 4 of us.  A band from Regina, Saskatchewan opened the show, The Waltons.  Barenaked Ladies raved about how delicious Houston Pizza was during the show.  Their first full length album “Gordon” was released that year, & I loved it & still do.  I haven’t missed a Barenaked Ladies show in Regina since.  Just saw them in November, on tour for their album “Fake Nudes”!

Here’s more recent stuff!

Nothing like having the drummer sing a guitar solo!

 

New Tremonti album to be released in June!!!!!

 

Are they paying royalties to “Thin Lizzy”?

http://loudwire.com/are-metallica-working-on-new-branded-whiskey/

 

Drummer, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, has stated that there will be no reissue or remix of the album “…And Justice for All”, you know what that means?  Wait & within 5 years there will be a “…And Justice for All” remastered version out!

I’m starting to enjoy some Metallica honestly, but Lars has contradicted almost everything he’s said publically, sometimes even the next day”

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/COMEBACKS/REBOOTS

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MONDAY IS FAMILY DAY IN SASKATCHEWAN.  WEEKEND UPDATE WILL BE ON MONDAY NOT SUNDAY

Every day I wake up & for a very brief moment I think to myself “Crap, this is my fault”.  NOBODY blames me for this, it’s all in my head.  I get over that by the time I transfer to my wheelchair & carry on with my day.

1000 pushups, 700 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 250 tricep pushups, 270 squats, & 200 back flexes.  For exercising I drink TONS of water.  My bottle holds 700 ml.  I have at least 3 a day or sometimes 5, 0-3 cups of black coffee, & my vegetable juice/smoothie in the morning.

 

I fell asleep to “Michael Jackson” a “Greatest Hits” album, followed by “Into Eternity” the album “The Scattering of Ashes”

I exercised to “Paramore” all 5 albums on shuffle.

Yes I’m still having the same issue with my iTunes.  I haven’t been able to reach the guy working on my case.  If I’m desperate another person at the call center is willing to help me or I know of a different software to use.

Usually a turkey wrap or a piece of fish for lunch.  An apple or honey dew melon chunks for a snack & something relatively healthy for supper.  Very little alcohol on weekends, 4 drinks in total or less, some weekends no alcohol.

Even at Rider football games I don’t drink alcohol, $9 for a can of generic beer???  Are they crazy????  I could get a pack of 15 cans for $18?  NO!

 

 

TV shows are making a comeback.  “Will & Grace”, “Rosanne”, on Netflix “Friends”, “Full House”, older “The X-files”, “Fuller House” new “The X-files” on cable.  “Jurassic Park” has comeback as “Jurassic World”, “Ghostbusters” had a reboot, I hear “Murphy Brown” is coming back, there’s probably something I’m missing?

So are writers out of ideas or was the public pushing for all of these reboots?

‘90s bands live on or have gotten back together as well to tour or record as well.  “The Tea Party”, “Our Lady Peace”, “Soundgarden” until the early passing of Chris Cornell, “Big Wreck” have released 3 albums & an EP since their return in 2012 after 10 or 11 years, “The Watchmen” are touring a bit, “I Mother Earth” is touring, “Smashing Pumpkins” aren’t done, “Guns n’ Roses” reunited, “Garth Brooks” is back I hear, etc.  No I’m not going to post a link for each band.  Just 3 or 4.

 

These restore my faith in humanity!!!!!

 

New “Royal Blood” video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does this mean “Muse” is releasing an album?

 

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Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S. Time to have breakfast & shower, I’ll be on here randomly as usual.

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017/FINAL POST OF THE YEAR/WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

600 pushups, 500 leg lifts & 225 triceps pushups!  Crunches & Back flexes will be thrown into the mix on January 2nd.  120 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 45 triceps pushups, & 40 back flexes a day, 5 days a week.

I can’t really make a top 10, there were a TON of AWESOME albums released this year.  Singles, live albums, Greatest Hits & EPs don’t count.  So here they are, & after the first 2, everything is pretty much tied for 3rd.  It’s only a top 10 list with other albums below that didn’t quite make the cut.

After this, I’ll catch you January 1st, with a holiday update.

 

  1. Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life. Her 7th studio album, not including her Christmas album.

 

  1. Halflives – Empty Rooms. Their first album.

 

 

  1. Trivium – The Sin & the Sentence. Their 8th studio album

 

  1. Ed Sheeran – Divide. His 3rd studio album

 

  1. Royal Blood – How Did We Get so Dark? Their 2nd studio album

 

  1. Queens of the Stone Age – Villains. Their 7th studio album

 

  1. Big Wreck – Grace Street. Their 5th studio album.

 

  1. Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold. Their 9th studio album.  Once I got past the over production on the album, I REALLY enjoy this album

 

  1. Paramore – After Laughter. Paramore’s 5th album

 

  1. Nothing but Thieves – Broken Machine. This was their second release & much like the first release, it’s my favourite album of the year.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

Stone Sour – Hydrograd.  I’m just hooked on their 2nd, 3rd, & 4th album.  This is album number 6 for them.

 

Alter Bridge – B-Sides & Rarities w/ a double album Live at the 02 Arena

 

In Flames – Down, Wicked, & No Good 4 song EP of cover songs

Yes, Chris Izsak’s hit from the ‘90s

 

Ascot Royals – New Skin EP.  They opened for Big Wreck in February

 

The Watchmen – Live & in Stereo.  21 live songs from a show in Winnipeg (their home town) at The Burton Comings Theater.

 

Pentatonix – 4 EP.  They’re 7 cover songs on the EP done by the A Capella group.

It also has a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” but it’s just OK.

 

Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  An album released November 17th that will likely grow on me.

 

Alice Cooper – Paranormal.  Good album that was just missing something for me?  I can see this growing on me too

 

ALBUMS I BOUGHT BUT WASN’T HOOKED ON THEM OR I JUST HAVEN’T LISTENED TO ENOUGH

 

Linkin Park – One More Light

 

Muse – Dig Down Single

 

Jack Johnson – All the Light Above it Too

 

Prophets of Rage – Self-titled.  A bit too much on the rap side for me, but not bad.

 

I have a short list of albums to purchase from 2017.

 

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

 

U2 – Songs of Experience

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?

 

The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

 

I’ve already checked out a few that aren’t listed here & didn’t make the cut.

 

7 albums to be released in 2018 I’ll check purchase from iTunes if I like them.

 

Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger

 

A Perfect Circle – TBA

 

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

 

Fall Out Boy – MANIA

 

Halestorm – TBA

 

Dream Theater – Into the Great Divide

 

Tremonti – TBA

 

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Enjoy some time off of work!

 

Chris

WEEKEND UPDATE/BARENAKED LADIES

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Friday ended with me slow roasting on the couch.  Until my father & cousin got here, so the 3 of us could go to the casino to see Barenaked Ladies!!!!  FANTASTIC show as usual.  They were my first concert in 1992.  I was not expecting to hear a pop music medley of many songs including, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber & many more, a death metal improvised rap, Violent Femmes cover, or a singer/drummer switch for the encore & a Led Zeppelin cover!  They played 4 or 5 songs from their new album.  Most of the show consisted of material from their first 3 albums, & a medley of cover songs.  If they’re coming to town, you know where I’ll be.  I don’t know if I’ve ever missed one of their shows in Regina.

Saturday was incredibly lazy.  Kim did some Christmas shopping with her sister.  I wasted 4 hours watching 2 terrible movies.  Thank goodness they were on Netflix or I’d be asking for my money & 4 hours of my life back!  All I need is the 4 hours back.  Then we watched “Wind River” if you like the movie “Fargo” I would say “Wind River” is a must see.  Similar story sort of, with much more dialogue.

I REALLY wanted to see this movie & it exceeded my expectations!

Sunday was the 2 of us sleeping in, followed by getting the house ready for our Christmas tree & watching the Grey Cup here!  The right team won, for me!  As long as Calgary, B.C. or Montreal isn’t in the mix, I’m as happy as can be!  Especially since Toronto beat my hometown Riders to get to the Grey Cup!  If we get dumped out of the playoffs, whoever beat Saskatchewan better win the entire thing.

Today is Christmas day tree & Kim has dropped hints about listening to Christmas music.  Well you have to listen to Christmas music when putting up the tree!  At least in my family!

Once the tree is done I’ll get to my top 10 albums of the year, only one metal album purchased this year, also a Foo Fighters, Big Wreck, & Queens of the Stone Age album.  Number 1 & 2 might surprise you.  Alas, I’m done purchasing music this year.

 

BARENAKED LADIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Absolutely the best Barenaked Ladies show I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  They were touring in support of their new album ‘Fake Nudes’.  Which has some REALLY good songs, with typical BNL songs.

 

The concert was full of older/familiar songs with these 5 songs ^^^ songs sprinkled into the mix.

Then the show got really good/weird with some cover songs & medley of current hit songs!

They did a REALLY good job of this song with the drummer & singer switching places for the encore!

 

I’m biased though.  Take this with a grain of salt.  They were my first concert at the age of 12 in 1992.  All of that being said, I’ve seen them quite a few times but this was the best BNL show I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Chris

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