Monday, July 20, 2015

I Saw Whitesnake Over The Weekend

On Friday, I headed out to South Elgin, IL to see my brother and go to a Whitesnake concert at Vasa Park. Originally, the show was going to be held at the Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve in Geneva, but Kane County denied the organizers a permit. All told, Vasa Park handled the show pretty well. There was a bit of pain getting into the park and the lines for beer were way too long, but overall we had a good experience.

The first band up was supposed to be "The Answer", but, due to a brief rain, they weren't able to perform. Instead, Foghat kicked off the night. Foghat, of course, is best known for their hit "Slow Ride". I gotta say, despite Charlie Huhn's considerable talent, I was missing Lonesome Dave by that point in the show.

I was still in the beer line getting ready to shell out $8 for a 12oz cup of Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy when Whitesnake finally took the stage. David Coverdale has had issues with his voice in the past, but he sounded pretty solid. Coverdale was in true form and seemed to be having a great time. I especially appreciated his good humor regarding the bugs that kept dive bombing the stage throughout their set.

We left the show during Whitensake's encore, just to make sure we got out of Vesa Park at a decent hour. All things considered, it was a great show and the promoters did a pretty good job of pulling it all together.

David Coverdale still knows what it means to walk along the lonely street of dreams. 

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