Sun 12 Aug – Poison, Ratt
I am so proud that I took my sister to her first concert to go see Poison
The opening band was Vains of Jenna
. They were pretty decent, they reminded me of Ratt a little bit. They played for around a half an hour. I don't really care for White Lion
who was supposed to be the opening band.
They were playing "We Will Rock You" by Queen
and hen Ratt
came on and I was sooo excited!Warren DeMartini was is so talented at guitar. And Stephen Pearcy on vocals....oh my :) They played Dangerous but Worth the Risk
,You Think You're Tough
,Slip of the Lip
,Way Cool Jr.
(which i love),Nobody Rides for Free
,Back for More
.Lovin' You's A Dirty Job
,Lack of Communication
,Lay It Down
,You're in Love
, and of course they played Round and Round
. I was surprised that they didn't play I Want a Woman
but its fine cause they kicked ass with all their songs anyways!
My sister and I went to the bathroom before Poison
went on. They started playing "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC
.They had flames shooting up from behind the stage and Bret Michaels
appeared through a trap door.They had some interesting things play on the big screens which is kind of cool but dissapointing that they didn't use it at all for Ratt or for Poison playing except for a few cases in which Bret & CC were jamming together, CCs solo, Rikkis drum solo and thats pretty much it. Bret played the Harmonica as well in some songs which is pretty cool to me.
They started off with Look What The Cat Dragged In
, I Want Action
, Ride The Wind
, I Won't Forget You
, What I Like About You
cover) and then CC did his guitar solo and Ray Charles with someone on piano, then he sang,"I hate Every Bone In Your Body But Mine" and it pissed me off that people were bitching about how CC wasnt a good singer and he's alright, he's the guitarist people and I think thats cool that he did that.I really like CC, I think he's such a sweet heart and that he's accomplished so much in life. After that they played Something To Believe In
,Your Mama Don't Dance
(and for this the screen had black and white footage of topless women dancing which I joked to my sister cover your eyes,haha), and then they did a cover of Tom Petty
"I need to Know". Rikkis drum Solo was pretty cool. The drums moved forward to the front of the stage. Then they played Unskinny Bop
,Every Rose Has It's Thorn
(such a beautiful song), Fallen Angel
, Talk Dirty to Me
and then for Encore which hardly anyone was shouting at first but eventually more people did it was Nothin' But A Good Time
but it's easy to tell that they planned it cause confetti shot out. Brets so cool he stayed out forawhile and I guess people in the front got to shake his hand and stuff. That made me envious cause Laura and I were sitting in the tenth terrance even though it was pretty good seating. My throat aches from screaming and my hands hurt from clapping so much.
They were filming the whole time so they said that this footage will be on Rock of Love which is exciting. after the show was over we saw Krista & Brandi C("the barbie twins") from the Rock of Love walking away holding hands.I wanted a tour shirt but the poison ones were $25 and the Ratt ones were $30 :/ When I get enough money from my current job i guess I can buy them online. I wishthey'd combine the shirts though like X did with the Rollins band, that would have been tight and cheaper for the fans.
I was so pumped I had such difficulty sleeping that night.