As we start 2008, it's time to look back on the best - and worst - concert experiences of 2007.
Heather wants to share her list of the worst.
1. Tommy Lee at Hammerjax. I cannot believe we payed money and wasted an entire night watching him hop up and down and grunt to techno music. And he stepped on my toe. And he needs a shower. Tommy Lee still owes me 50 bucks. As for the wasted time, I guess that's 5 hours of my life I will never get back.Read the review here.
2. Great White at Alrosa Villa. (Editor's note: Great White put on a great show. The issue is with the venue and owners).Read the review here.
3. Vains of Jenna censored at Rhinos. A venue censoring bands is unacceptable. Read the review here.
Now, here's Heather's list of best experiences.
1. Obviously Rocklahoma was a huge Bring Back Glam! experience, and there were some great moments. Others...not so great. It is a trip I will always remember, and overall my favorite of the year.
Read the extensive coverage:
2. The Britny Fox/Pretty Boy Floyd/ZO2/A Nervous Wreck/Drugstore Valentine/Triad show at Annies. This was a great lineup and there was so much energy in the place. It really was an awesome night. Not just because I got to touch Tommy Paris (and the Z02 boys)! Read the review here.
3. Hookers n Blow with Vains of Jenna at Rhinos. This also made my #3 worst experience, because of the censorship. (Editor's note: Heather loves all things associated with Guns n' Roses. Dizzy Reed plays keyboard in Hookers n' Blow).
Now, my personal worst concert experiences of 2007 are:
1. Tommy Lee at Hammerjax.
2. L.A. Guns getting ripped off while performing in Dayton. Read that breaking news report here.
3. Halloween show featuring Pretty Boy Floyd. Steve Summers wasn't very gracious to the crowd, and it wasn't very fun being one of four people dressed to celebrate the best holiday of the year. Read the review here.
My personal best concert experiences of 2007:
1. Rocklahoma. There isn't much else to say.
2. Van Halen with David Lee Roth. A truly legendary performance, well worth the exceptionally high ticket price. So good, I'm seeing the band again in 2008! Read the Indianapolis review here.
3. Poison, Ratt, Vains of Jenna in Cincinnati. The first time I was ever in the photo pit for a show, right on Bobby Dall's side. Remember, girls: Allyson loves bass players. Read the review here.
Honorable mention: Def Leppard live in Cincinnati. The British band opened their summer tour right here in Ohio, and I got to break the set-list to the world. Great times. Read that review here.
Here's looking forward to more concerts in 2008!