Yeah, it was fun. Lot of new Christmas songs which is always nice this time of year, but simply switching the lyrics of two songs (Hallelujah Chorus and Jingle Bells) doesn't really count as anything new imo. And guys dressed as elves and prancing deer and women is only funny for so long-- even if the men ARE gay.
There were some serious songs which were done very well.
One thing that bothered me a lot was the part where they held up pictures of prominent gay men--Pee Wee Herman, Richard Simons, and then a very dour looking Donald Trump. I don't get it; I've never seen anyone prior make the claim that Trump is gay. I don't know what statement it was they were trying to make. I hope it wasn't meant to be derogatory toward Trump, as I really had thought that the days of equating 'gay' with 'bad' were long gone.
It all does give me hope though. There was a time when if anyone spoke of homosexuality, let alone create a whole show about it, the majority of people would have been made very uncomfortable by it. Maybe the day will come when we can speak about vaccine injuries, and those who we love who are injured, out in the open too without being denigrated.
The show was good, music was well played, although I am not a fan of the singer. I thought the Rocksino playing commercials for upcoming concerts and events on the 2 jumbo screens during the show was very distracting and inappropriate. Seemed really amaturish, as did the camera work --- when images of the band were on the screens, it seemed that the camera people didn't know which member of the band to spotlight. My rating is 2.5
This was the shortest show of the entire tour for some unknown reason. A fine performance, and Mr. Hackett exhibited terrific playing, yet the crowd seemed to know they were receiving a sub par show, and it was a good half hour less in content than other shows on the tour.
The venue itself does the players no favors as it is as vanilla as it comes, with little or no ambiance. It would seem the Hard Rock folks put all their money into the Casino and there was nothing left in the budget for a fitting concert facility.
Overall, the 11 Genesis songs performed were musically top notch, but the fact other shows on the tour have been comprised of 17 songs on average resulted in many fans leaving a lot earlier than they had planned.
So far the place is crowded at 9:00 and it's a lot of fun!
these guys put on one hell of a show It is very intense,Only problem I have is the last 2 times I saw them they did not take to the stage until after midnight.There were about 8 bands that night who played and were done before 1100,Sat for over an hour for mushroom head the came and played like 45mins,But it was great to see J-man again
Its a decent nice club across from the old Odeon. Its sad that there is nothing else going on down there anymore. Its just a skeleton of a district.
The bands that play there are usually pretty awful, I did however catch a band called Stone Relied play there over the summer and they were amazing, great live show.
April 19-25, 2017
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