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Post by wingsoftempest on May 3, 2015 2:43:36 GMT 2
I'm still around, the same WOT from the old official forum. I've been lurking forever and I think this might be my first post here. This show was more or less my "hometown" show as I live about a half hour away.
The show was amazing, but I seriously think the room was too small for them. The venue is a great place to see a show in that it only holds about 500 people and is very intimate; even with the lights off you can see everyone in the room if you are on the stage. But apparently Joey agreed that the stage was too small because during Rock the Night, he jumped off the stage and ran around and up and through the crowd, high-fiving and hugging people, and holding hands and dancing with one woman a section over from me. I thought he was going to come my way but crossed over a few rows down, and I'm unfortunately disabled so I wasn't able to go down the stairs to get closer (my seats were disabled accommodating at the top row, but not bad since there are only 12 or so rows of seats total).
The band sounded great as always and pretty much brought the house down. It was completely sold out and I seriously think they could have done a second night. I do hope though if they ever come back this way they consider booking the theater in Buffalo about a half hour away, as it holds more people and the stage is larger (it's a theater for Broadway-type shows). I don't think they'd have a problem selling that out as you would have people that came down from Canada and up from Pennsylvania which is only about 90 minutes away, and maybe even upstate NY which is a short plane trip or 8-hour drive. Buffalo is very accessible and people very often travel from other places to here to see shows.
As far as video, it was not allowed and a few people got stopped by security. The lighting also was not the best, with no real spotlights, so I didn't get many photos that came out at all. But I am sneaky and I got a few Instagram videos with my phone; they're not much but you can get an idea of the venue and how the band sounded.
My friend got me the setlist (picture attached), and I was also lucky enough to meet Ian after the show. He was hanging out chatting with everyone. I got a photo with him as well and he talked with me for almost 5 minutes.
I hope the success of the US gigs is enough to bring them back. I am still holding on to hope that they'll someday tour with Def Leppard here again, that would be a pretty great co-headlining gig. I got to see that tour in 1988 and it would probably be a huge hit here, not to mention put them even more on the radar again in US. Maybe they can do it for the 30th anniversary of OOTW