Friday, October 30, 2009
Concert night: Lynyrd Skynyrd & Molly Hatchet
Lynyrd Skynyrd rockin' rollin'..............
(above: Lynyrd Skynyrd in action)
Molly Hatchet was the first group to play on Thursday night at the "7 Clans Paradise Casino in Red Rock, OK. (It's literally in the middle of nowhere and the Otoe Missouria tribe who owns this casinos prides itself "bringing big entertainment to our backyard"...and they do:)
Molly Hatchet played for about an hour and I can only say that I am not huge a fan of this technically good rock band, their songs don't hit home with me.
(Picture below: Molly Hatchet)
At around 9:30 p:m the crowd got really excited when the stage was prepared for Lynyrd Skynyrd.
I had never seen them live before, but I have owned every album out there.
And they didn't disappoint: their energetic Southern rhythms rocked the house (which was a huge concert tent, and we were lucky to have VIP seats, and sat in approx. 12th row, correction: nobody sat while Lynyrd Skynyrd performed newer songs and a medley of their older hits, everyone was standing, jumping, dancing, swaying and even the most stoic fans were tapping their feet).
It was an exciting 90 minutes, with fans going nuts at "Sweet Home Alabama" and they got called back for a last song, of course "Free Bird", I didn't expect anything else.
Even though the choice of songs and interaction with the fans may have been a bit predictable, it was what everyone was expecting, and in my case, even a bit more.
I was surprised by their energy (they have been around a long time now) and long variations of well known hits without distorting them, or ever sound boring.
I loved their stage performance, rocking rolling in an ageless manner.
(We took videos, but haven't managed to upload to YouTube yet).