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!