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Going to Philly...

I'm off to Philadelphia today. Yes, the city of brotherly love. The Liberty Bell. Cinderella...and tomorrow night - George Michael.

It's finally (well, almost) time for my George Michael concert. I feel like I've had the tickets for months (OK, I have).

Traveling to Philadelphia makes me think about Cinderella. It's truly devastating that Tom Keifer blew a vocal chord, thus canceling the summer tour with Warrant. I always thought Cinderella's unique sound was directly correlated to their home city. The eastern grit added an element to their Glam tunes, truly unmatched by any other band of the classic era.

I've always believed that cities have lives of their own - the streets are living entities. You can tell a lot about a person by their hometown - and no, it's not all stereotypical. Yes, New Yorkers tend to like life a little quicker and goodness knows the pace is slow in southern Ohio.

Musicians can - and often - reflect their hometowns in their songs. Twisted Sister have always proudly waved the flag of New York and we all know that Sunset Strip Glam bands are proud of both Los Angeles and California. There are other bands: just the other day, Jason McMaster proved he's still a proud Texan.

Back to Philadelphia. This long weekend will be my fist visit to the historic city. I love American history, so I'm really looking forward to seeing the sights. I plan to stand on line for the Liberty Bell tour and to see Independence Hall.

While I travel, watch this Cinderella video: "Heartbreak Station" live in Detroit, Michigan. Happy Friday Glam fans!

Reader Comments (6)

Have a great time in Philly...Philly is a great city..I love American history too. Take care =)
July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Have a great time in Philly Allyson. I've only visited there once myself to see Bon Jovi play a half time show at a Philadelphia Soul Game (ok, the real bon jovi show was in Atlantic City). Be sure to check out the famous ROCKY statue and go "run the stairs" if you get the chance. Hope the GM show is great. Talk to you soon
July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Cinderella can be one of the greatest glam/rock/soul bands ever.
July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervince
Have fun! George Michael came through St. Paul earlier this month and the reviews of the show were good. Sometimes it's fun to see a good show in a different city than you're from.
July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Hey Allyson, hope you have a great time as well! Take care...
July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Hell yeah! Wish I was there! Pick me up an XL Philadelphia Soul shirt and I will pay ya back!! lol.
July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz

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