Today - NICKELBACK!
On Thursday night, I attended the Nickelback concert at Madison Square Garden with my lovely friends.
Yeah - I say that a lot, I know - but pre-bloggie days there have been concerts that I was DYING to see and then left feeling very underwhelmed. I just didn't have the outlet that I have now.
First let's talk about the opening bands... I'd love to say that I'd ever even heard of the band, My Darkest Days. I haven't - but I also missed them along with Seether (who I love). Bummer.
My girlies and I decided we needed to eat and have a few quick little drinkie-poos after being stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel & NYC traffic for 2 hours... So -- oops, no review there.
Am I disappointed - eh - slightly. But I'm over it.
What makes up for it you ask?? Ok you didn't ask - but I will tell you...
Bush / Gavin Rossdale.
Um Hello... Totally and completely smokin' hot!! AND he took a little stroll through the audience from one end of Madison Square Garden to the other. Seriously - he was 2 feet away from me - if he shook his head, I'd have had Gavin sweat on me. Gross, but that's how close he was.
They did an amazing job & definitely left you wanting more.
The main event - Nickelback!
Chad Kroeger interacts with the crowd, which I love! The light show & pyrotechnics were very cool - they shot "free stuff" out into the audience & flew a "space ship" out over the crowd. They sounded great and I was disappointed when it was over.
I wasn't left wanting as much as I was with Bush - but then Chad is no Gavin Rossdale (sorry, dude).
Negatives...He drops the F-Bomb like he's being paid for each one.
I'm no angel, but I found it was excessive and it fell under the category of "not necessary."
I'm a big heavy metal fan & I've been to much harder shows where the guys are pretty raw & they didn't need to f-bomb it through. Nickelback is really better than that. I may be a "momma" but like I said, I'm a heavy metal rockin' mom...Don't make me get the bar of soap, Chad!
They also did NOT perform one of my favorite songs "If today was your last day."
I was sure that it would be the encore song - but no encore.
All in all...good show.
I'm no spring chicken. My ears hurt & I was tired. The show ended after 11 pm - long after my bed time & it was a long trek home from NYC to the mountains of NJ.
Strolling in at almost 1 AM on a work night isn't usually in the cards for me.
Would I go see them again - most definitely!
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