Thursday, August 27, 2009


Yesterday I got to go to the Nickelback concert here, courtesy of Lady D and Pac Man (hehe sorry bro it's just a really fitting pseudonym). We left the Kiddo with my mother in law and spent the entire evening listening to some really good music.
We got there a little late and missed Saving Abel. They started the concert off and only played for 20 minutes. We did get to listen to them (as we made the long treck from the parking spot to the arena) and I don't think we missed much insofar as their performance goes. I like their music but I think they've got some learning to do on how to entertain people live.
The next band up was Papa Roach. I wasn't very familiar with their music so didn't know whether I'd like them or not. At the end of their set (30 minutes) I turned to the Man and told him that I felt old. He asked me why and I said "because I really thought that guy swore WAY to often". I wasn't a fan of the music (sounded to me like all he did was scream vs sing) and he used the F word as often as he possible could. It was as if he was forcing himself to try and entertain and be cool.
Third up was Hinder. Now I really enjoy Hinders music and was holding my breath that they would put on a good concert. They did. I thoroughly enjoyed their entire 30 minute set and actually rather wished they would play longer. Sure their singer looks a little odd, and dresses ridiculously (check out is pants!) but he really can sing!
Last in the lineup was Nickelback. I am a HUGE fan of theirs. So is the Man. Neither of us was disappointed in their performance. It was more then entertaining, the lead single (Chad) is a really funny guy and spent a lot of time in between songs cracking jokes, doing random stuff and really getting the crowd into it. We had to leave about 15 minutes before the end of the show (missing the last two songs and the big pyrotechnic finale) and I am a little upset by that but MIL was feeling sick so we had to go get the Kiddo. We saw most of the show AND by leaving that tiny bit early we did manage to miss most of the congestion. Next time they're in town I'm going to make a very big effort to get tickets, it would be more then worth it to see them play again.
As and end note I must say that I have never really understood the super adoration some women have for drummers. But the solo the drummer (Danial Adair) did towards the end of their set was the coolest thing I have seen in a long while. Their are drummers and then there are... drummers!!


Fef said...

My husbands a drummer do I see why. lol

Gwyneth said...

drumming is cool, like playing the sax is cool... but there are levels.. Adair can play like you wouldn't believe!! mmm hmmm! :D

360_gandering said...

Chacun a son gout.
That had its good spots, but taken as an entirety? - let's just say I thought it was an improvement when the guitars kicked in.
(Now where's my In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida?...)

360_gandering said...

It doesn't seem to be possible to edit my comment to add to it, so here's another one-
I mentioned In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida only because I have the CD and do enjoy the drum solo in it, although I wouldn't call it great. I tried to find it on youtube and couldn't. There are some so-so covers of it by other people, but the Iron Butterfly version done by Ron Bushy is not there. Doesn't matter, because for truly good drumming you can go to youtube and search for any drum solos by Buddy Rich or Ginger Baker. Now that's good percussion :-)


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