Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rock Jam 2012

Mötley Crüe performing, their stage set was incredible

What a year it was!  Rock Jam rarely disappoints.  If you can get over the crowds and oppressive heat your in for a great show.  If you’re unfamiliar with Rock Jam it’s exactly what it sounds like.  A bunch of awesome rock bands come together for a weekend in Mack, Colorado.  Friday’s headliners were KISS and Mötely Crüe.

Gene Simmons and the rest of KISS were in full hair and make-up.  Rock ON!

First up was Mötley Crüe.  Mick Mars the lead guitarist is 61 and has suffered with ankylosing spondylitis his whole life.  (Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of chronic inflammatory arthritis.)  He suffers from serious pain in his pelvis and spine but you’d never guess it by his performance. Next up was KISS and they were excellent, it brought me back to my youth.  My wife Jeena was lucky enough to catch a pick from Paul Stanley.  However she got more than she bargained for, he did throw the pick. He spit it out, so she got a guitar pick and some of his DNA.  


Gene Simmons is 63, yep 63; ten pounds of make-up really masks his age.  That’s what was so impressive with both bands.  They’ve stood the test of time, produced a ton of hits and still rock.  I think everyone needs a reminder that getting old doesn’t mean getting lame, it means getting better.

Saturday’s headliners were Theory of a Deadman and Three Doors Down. 

Theory of a Deadman, I'm told the lead singer is "hot"

Excellent performance by 3 Doors Down

Theory of a Deadman was awesome, great stage presence and awesome music.  They even did an acoustic rendition that was awesome.  The night closed with 3 Doors Down.  They were not only a great band, but super polite.  Perhaps the politest band I’ve ever seen.  They kept thanking the audience and telling us how much we were appreciated.  And to them I say, Thank YOU for ending Rock Jam 2012 on a positive note.

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