Saturday, September 15, 2007

13 Sept 2007: Foreigner

13 Sept 2007
Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA [Map]
Drinks consumed: Not sure, our guest reviewers didn't give a count.

We didn't go to this one ourselves, but three of our friends went and they came back with a full report on the MILFtastic experience. Here's the review I got as an email from the one who calls himself Faceword:
It was amazing.

Mountain Winery is a smallish venue—less than a 1000 people, if I had to guess. We were on the right of the stage, but probably 20 feet from the rock gods of Foreigner.

The current drummer for Foreigner is Jason Bonham, son of vomit choker and Led Zep drummer John Bonham, and also the scheduled drummer for the Led Zeppelin reunion show in London.

Before the show started, an MC went on stage and did a two minute charity auction for 2 tickets to the Led Zep reunion show donated by Jason Bonham. He started the bidding at $5,000 and the hammer went down at $10,000. Absolutely nuts—it doesn't include airfare or hotel or anything; just 2 tickets.

Jason Bonham is a pretty awesome drummer, by the way. Apart from Mick Jones (the only original member of Foreigner to perform and who is about 100 years old), Bonham was easily the best musician on the stage. The new lead singer was actually pretty good, and an excellent impersonator of the original lead singer.

Foreigner did impromptu covers of Led Zep standards "Misty Mountain Hop" and "Whole Lotta Love," and the rest of the set was Foreigner's Greatest Hits. Fucking awesome. And I mean in a completely un-ironic way. I sung along the whole time, and I bought a "Dirty White Boy" wifebeater on the way out.

The audience age range was weird—30 somethings to fifty somethings, and some kids dragged in there by their parents. Most people were really fat white people, including some who had to get golf carts to take them from their seats to their cars because they were too fat to walk.

There were some awesome comments by the lead singer about how hot the women in the audience were despite the fact that almost all of them were 20 years past their prime. Dennis & Alan & I made lots of cracks at that line in the "Hot Blooded" that goes "Are you old enough?" I think Dennis yelled out "Too old!"

Anyway, it was really, really great. And I'm glad I went.

Dennis recorded the setlist:
Double Vision
Head Games
Cold as Ice
Blue Morning, Blue Day
Waiting for a Girl Like You
Dirty White Boy
Say You Will (w/ keyboard and acousitc guitar only)
Star Rider
Band Introductions
Feel Like the First Time
Keyboard and Drum Solo
Juke Box Hero
Whole Lotta Love
Juke Box Hero

Misty Mountain Hop
I Want to Know What Love Is
Hot Blooded

Next time we'll ask them to get pictures. Thanks guys!

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