The band open with ‘This Boy Needs To Rock’ which does exactly as the title suggests, it rocks! As an added bonus, they merge this into a brief snippet midway through, of Deep Purple’s ‘Highway Star,’ before coming back into ‘This Boy …’ again and without really taking a breather it’s ‘Sing Me Away.’ Excellent start song wise.
Even with the few early sound problems, it's very clear the band are all having a great time and Jack Blades then tells us about a little band he put together with Tommy Shaw and Ted Nugent called Damn Yankees as they crank out ‘Coming of Age’ which pleases even more of the crowd. Then someone in the crowd yells out, ‘Where’s Ted?’ Jack replies, ‘Where’s Ted? He’s up a tree stand somewhere! Where do you think he is?!’ The crowd loves it!
You know time is running out for us tonight, as they start playing ‘When You Close Your Eyes,’ which of course was a huge smash and they wrap up the set with ‘Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.’