superreverb wrote:Also forgot to mention, I thought Cain was considerably more into it last night, rockin more like an 80's show then some of the shows the last few years. I think the break in touring made it fun and exciting for them all to play last night, and it really showed. Everyone was really on their A game.
steveo777 wrote:AR wrote:Only 15 songs?
Shows no love of wanting to play live. Just an obligation. In that setting they could have done whatever they wanted.
Exactly my thoughts and it just pisses me off to know they could do more but some wanker in the company just won't let it happen. Fine, I guess it's time for state fairs and then they fade off into obscurity. The timing is perfect, as we will probably bury the last blue hair fan about the time the band retires.
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Gideon wrote:The rest of my entourage is now sound asleep but I figured I'd pop on to give my two cents:
Overall, this concert was stronger than the one I caught in September of 2011, rivaling the 2009 show in Louisville, though still inferior to the 2008 concert in Nashville.
Initially, I was bothered by the lack of post-Perry tracks, but Cain did say that this concert was supposed to be 90 minutes of hits. The first of two gripes, however, was the inclusion of La Do Da. It's not a fucking hit in any respect. Why not "I'll Be Alright Without You" or "Who's Cryin' Now"?
My second gripe was the lack of Deen on lead vocals. My mother is a long time Journey fan who never had the fortune of seeing them live and she was looking forward to hearing him, as was my girlfriend, but we were disappointed. Fortunately he pounds the drums at least as well as his ex-girlfriend's face.
But on the other hand, the band did a lot right tonight. The sound was, from where I sat, much better than our previous show. Arnel was more prominent in the mix, which is good, because he stole the show tonight. Usually I hand the MVP trophy to Neal or Jon, but Arnel dominated both of them. My mother, a diehard Loon and eternal enemy of Neal Schon, was floored by him and heaped a mountain of praises in his direction. In her own words, she sounded just as good as she ever heard Perry. The rest of the band was excellent.
My mother, who began the night as an unrepentant Loon now wishes to see the band again; her boyfriend, who is a mild Journey fan at best, is willing to go along. I can't wait for the tour if this is the caliber of shows to come, especially if they play new material and give Deen a vocal or two.
annie wrote:Not to put a damper on things, but I can’t help but wonder…if your mom had never before seen Journey live, why is she saying Arnel “sounded as good as she ever heard Perry”?
annie wrote:Furthermore, no “unrepentant loon” (as you called Mom) would ever think
annie wrote:or say such a thing.
annie wrote:So, that’s a contradiction, too.
annie wrote:And I trust you will soon explain yourself thoroughly and set me straight on these 2 points…
Arnel's enunciation has improved dramatically since the last time I listened to a Journey clip. Someone has done a really good job working with him.
AR wrote:RedWingFan wrote:I'm waiting for Strangegrey to photoshop a picture of Neil captaining that capsized cruise ship with the "Journey" logo on the side.
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