Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Aerosmith @ Jiffy Lube Live - 8/12/2012

Went to see Aerosmith with my buddy Tony, after some delicious Tippy's Tacos. We hung out in the parking lot for a bit and then secured out spots at Cheap Trick's second song. I hadn't seen Aerosmith before, 2nd time seeing Cheap Trick. There were a lot of people there, mostly white people. For a Sunday night, not a bad crowd at all for one of the biggest bands in the world. Tickets were $40.

Cheap Trick sounded alright, but over half of their set I was not familiar with (thank you Setlist.fm) and were just..OK. The crowd seemed to agree with me, in that they were pretty motionless until 'The Flame." They ended strong, but they really didn't get me pumped up like they should have.

Aerosmith came finally came on after dark, and were pretty loud. They started with an older song (yessss), and sounded very good. Pretty good time, and then the bluesy guitar solo rolled in... and around that time of the setlist the whole blusey songs...kinda killed the mood/momentum. Picked back up with What It Takes, then crushed by that (IMO) horrible Beatles song.

We decided to leave at Walk this Way to beat the traffic. We heard a bit of Dream On as we rolled out. I woulda liked to hear Train... but I think it was a better choice to head home and get some sleep.

Overall, it was good and I'm glad I went. However, I was a bit disappointed with the 'Blues Odyssey' they decided to do. StevenTyler's backup singers were a bit too high in the mix as well. Coulda done without the drum solo. Cheap Trick was a bit less great than last time. 


Photos:
http://metalcowboy.tumblr.com/post/29525446248/aerosmith-jiffy-lube-live-8-12-2012-one-shot

Setlists:

Cheap Trick
  • Hello There
  • Big Eyes
  • California Man(The Move cover)
  • On Top of the World
  • Ain't That a Shame (Brad Whitford guest guitar)
  • I Know What I Want
  • Need Your Love
  • Stop This Game
  • Sick Man of Europe
  • The Flame
  • I Want You to Want Me
  • Dream Police
  • Surrender

Aerosmith

  • Draw the Line
  • Love in an Elevator
  • Same Old Song and Dance
  • Livin' on the Edge
  • Oh Yeah
  • Last Child
  • Drum Solo
  • Rag Doll
  • The Peter Gunn Theme (guitar solo)
    (Henry Mancini cover)
  • Boogie Man
  • Combination
  • Stop Messin' Around
    (Fleetwood Mac cover)
  • What It Takes
  • Legendary Child
  • Come Together
    (The Beatles cover)
  • Rats In The Cellar
  • Sweet Emotion
  • Walk This Way
  • Dream On
  • Train Kept A-Rollin'