Aerosmith: 12/17/1984

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I had seen Aerosmith once before, but it was during their low point. Joe Perry was not with them and Steven Tyler was pretty messed up. But then the original lineup got back together and they were all clean and sober, and they booked the “Back in the Saddle” tour. They booked two nights at the Sunrise Musical Theater, a small venue, so I figured I would have to see both shows. This stub is from the first night.

The concert was awesome! They opened with “Rats in the Cellar,” which totally rocked. Joe Perry had his guitar slung low while Steven Tyler pranced around the stage, screaming into the microphone. It was exactly what I expected from an Aerosmith concert and light-years better than the first time I had seen them.

The band dug deep into their song catalog, playing some choice songs that I was surprised to hear, such as “Movin’ Out” and “Lord of the Thighs.” They also played the hits you expected: “Walk This Way,” “Sweet Emotion,” and “Dream On.” It was a totally satisfying rock and roll concert.

Now, I have to say that the second night was a little wilder. I have the stub ready and a juicy story to share about that show, so be sure to check back for that one.

I’ll leave you with a taste of the opening song from this show. Rock and Roll!

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