Can you dig it? Bring Back Glam! is three years old today. Quite frankly, I can't believe it. The last three years have flown by and a ton of things have changed in my life and the world since I started this site. The best result is all the cool friends I've made. Going to a lot of shows and special events has meant meeting some cool people and having new like-minded friends all over the world! This site also landed me my AOL job, for which I am thankful. That job allows me to talk with metal musicians outside of the Glam realm which has been very cool.
I don't know if Glam is more prevalent in society than it was three years ago, but I do think more shows are available to fans. Tonight, for example, I'm seeing John Corabi play a club gig here in Dayton. I graduated college in 2001 and I don't really remember as many package tours then, either. I know Poison really helped bring back the package tour and it's been a staple of the American summer concert scene for the past few years. Then there's the festival circuit. Europe obviously has America beat - they've been doing summer metal fests for decades across the pond. There were a few in America before Rocklahoma, especially Moondance Jam, but Rocklahoma really did seem to start the "copy cat" trend of 80s events. There was Rock the Bayou (which no longer exists), South Texas Rock Fest, Dakota Rock Fest and now Thunder Mountain Rock Fest among others. It will be interesting to see how long the 80s festival trend lasts here in the states.
We've had some good discussions here over the past three years. I'm hoping that will continue in the months and years ahead.