Monday, January 25, 2010
We went to the Styx concert on Friday at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage. For those of you who are...younger...Styx was/is the greatest band imaginable. However, I noticed some things at the concert that I have to share with you:
1. Nearly everyone there was over 40. I was really surprised when the 20 year old girl next to me knew all the words.
2. People who are 40 or over should not try and form mosh pits...it is just unattractive. Also, they probably shouldn't dance in public (one balding guy in khakis and a tucked-in polo shirt was doing jazzercise moves, I swear).
3. Styx was GREAT, but they looked like every rock band cliche from 1970...they had skinny satin ties, feathered hair, and bell bottom pants that had animal print from the knee down. They also did the classic moves...playing the keyboard backward, two guitarists facing each other, playing the guitar over your head...typical!
4. They did two songs that were not their own: Pants On The Ground (see American Idol), and a Beatles Song...while it was okay, I wish they had performed more of their own songs...especially "Castle Walls" (turn on your computer speaker NOW!).
Walt and I have wanted to see them for over 30 years (yes, we qualify for the "old" definition). We spent 90 minutes lost in glorious classic rock, singing along because we know every word. We put their CD on in the car and played it as loud as possible on the way home (keep in mind, 30 years ago, we had their records...LPs...33 1/3...does this make sense to anyone?). I wish we had NOT left our cameras at home like obedient citizens - everyone was filming and photographing.
Tommy Shaw is still adorable.
Styx - ROCK ON!