Caught the Poison show last night in Madison, WI, with Sara and some friends. Not a bad show–a decent, albeit strange crowd of blasted out 30 and 40+ year olds reliving their high-school years in the 80’s. There was more than one real mullet in the crowd. If I were to rank the music, it would look something like this:
1. Dokken - They rocked! I was surprised at how good their sound was. No George Lynch on guitar, but whomever they got to fill his shoes could really tear it up.
2. Guns ‘n Roses playing on the PA - Before Poison played, they played GNR on the sound system. Yes, this was better than…
3. Poison - They aren’t known for their musicianship, and they proved that tonight. But they can put on a good show, and everyone was having a good time, so it was fun.
4. Sebastian Bach - He has a good voice, but he didn’t prove it tonight. His sound was terrible and his band awful. Thank goodness I missed most of this.
Some pictures from the show, in order of how they played (Sebastian Bach, Dokken and Poison):
I also shot some videos at the show. Here’s Poison doing “Talk dirty to me”:
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