Last night while surfing the channels, I was pleasantly surprised to find Vh1 Classic broadcasting Poison: Live, Raw and Uncut 2007. The show was taped in St. Louis, Missouri during the Poison'd tour.
Watching the concert brought back some good memories of last year. The Poison'd tour was the first time I had a special photo pass (I felt very important!) to the pit. I also convinced Heather to go to the show with me, even though it was during the week and she was on the night shift. When Poison is involved, you must rearrange life at all costs! I think I also wore a black sequin halter to the show and was a sweaty mess within ten seconds of arriving at the concert venue. Live and learn I guess.
The set for Poison: Live, Raw and Uncut 2007 looks like this:
Look What The Cat Dragged In
I Want Action
Ride The Wind
I Wont Forget You
What I Like About You
I Hate Every Bone In Your Body But Mine
Something To Believe In
Can't See You
Your Mama Don't Dance
I Need To Know
Rikki Drum Solo
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Talk Dirty To Me
Nothin But A Good Time
The classic Poison set list. Yes, I'll be seeing the same show next month in Cincinnati. No matter how many times the band does the same show, I'm entertained. Finally seeing Bret Michaels solo last week at Rocklahoma made me realize I do prefer the regular Poison show. I need the entire band for the ultimate concert experience. I just don't feel right if someone other than Bobby Dall strums the famous open E intro to "Unskinny Bop."
The crowd pans during Poison: Live, Raw and Uncut 2007 show an active group of fans. I'm sure Bret and company were whipping-up the crowd, saying they were taping the show. Still, the reaction is good with high energy through out the show. I will say Bret sounded a little hoarse midway through the show - this makes me wonder if he's developing some throat issues. After all, he's been singing for a very long time - it's only natural for the pipes to give out after awhile.
C.C. DeVille's guitar solo seems better on this taped performance than what I remember live. Conversely, I remember enjoying Rikki Rocket's drum solo more while at the show. Perhaps it was the moving kit or the energy of the live crowd that helped the solo along? I will say watching this classic concert got me amped for my turn at the summer Poison fun.
I think you can buy a copy of this St. Louis performance at Best Buy. I'm glad I captured the full performance on cable - I simply saved to my DVR as "do not delete." I just realized of all the band T-shirts I own, none of them is Poison. I think I'll pocket the savings from not having to buy this DVD and use the money toward a Poison shirt at the Cincinnati show. Good times.