80’s Metal/Hair Bands
The first time I saw Twisted Sister in concert was sometime in ’85 or ’86 when they opened for Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena. Now, here we are in 2005 and let me tell you the T.S. concert at the Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was just as good as back in the mid-80’s. All the original members are in great shape and still know how to rock.
Dee and the boys are planning a summer tour in the states and playing the whole ‘Stay Hungry’ album. Since the show was in Vegas, the boys had a special surprise for a loyal fan. They brought him on stage and he asked his girlfriend of 11 years to marry him and she said yes “ahhhhh.” It was great show and hope to catch the SMF tour this summer. Here are some pictures of the show, enjoy -Ralph.
Motley Crue started their set with the blistering sounds of ‘Shout at the Devil.’ With a circus tent as the stage and pyros and circus characters, the show was a hit with the sold out Los Angeles crowd.
As the opening song was finished, I noticed that Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx where dressed in circus theme – Tommy had his face painted white and Nikki wore the old classic black stripes around his eyes. Vince Neil was all over the stage with a lot of energy pumping up the crowd and singing all the classics – from ‘Live Wire’ to the new song ‘If I Die Tomorrow.’ I also found that Mick Mars has some kind of disease on his neck that keeps him from really moving too much, but he played that guitar like a master.
The whole concert was a hit. If you have a chance to catch this tour, don’t miss it. A big thank you goes out to Ali Johnston at BWR-LA and Melissa Robles at Nederland Concerts for making this possible for Metal Shop. Here are some pictures of the show, enjoy -Ralph.