Last night my hubby and I saw Motley Crue. It was my 8th time seeing them live and by far their worse show. In case you don’t know me, I’m completely obsessed with Tommy. I’ve been in love with him since I was 13, used to have my entire room wallpapered with his picture, just completed my first novel where a fictional Tommy is the main love interest, and I drum in a hair metal cover band under the name Tammy Lee.
The show was at Cox Arena. Highlights, seeing Kat Von D in the audience, watching Nikki Sixx cuss out a psycho fan who threw a water bottle at him (bitch deserved it), lowlights Vince forgetting the lyrics to most of the songs, Tommy dousing girls with Jager. But despite my love for Tommy, at a Crue show I come to watch him drum. This time, Tommy’s set was obscured by the strobe lights for the majority of the night. Plus how much lesbian porn do they need to show during the songs? Really unnecessary. There were children and women in the audience. If they have to show porn, at least go with Tommy and Pam’s video. At least half the audience was straight women in love with either Tommy or Nikki and Im sure girl on girl action was not what we had in mind going to see Crue.
Bottom line, many musicians go to concerts to watch the craft of their idols. I’m all for special effects and pyro, but not if it comes at the cost of seeing the band play. I have the damn CDs, so if I just want to listen to their songs and watch some chicks make out, I can do it in the privacy of my own home. And at least on the CD’s Vince sings the correct words. Plus their new songs suck – “Motherfucker of the Year” and “White Trash Circus.” Seriously? What happened to rock anthems rebelling against society instead of just celebrating having no class.
Still, any night in the same room as Tommy is a good one.