Wow (how many times do I say "Wow" after a
FSB concert?), but WOW!!
I was able to get Row 1 Premier Section tickets
at the Emerald Queen Casino which was
the section right in front of the stage!
They changed the Premier Section layout so that these
tickets were right in front of the stage. No room for
anyone to squeeze in front of us and we had the tribal
police making sure no one could! My sister Peggy
and I went for our sixth Styx concert in a row. Most of
them has been near the stage, but for this one we were
leaning on the stage!! It is such an awesome
experience!! There was one stage monitor speaker that
was just to my right, so I had a bit of ringing there
opened up up the evening at this Sold Out Standing Room Only
concert with a medley of old tunes:
Time, Superstars, Mr. Roboto, Rockin the Paradise &
Pieces of Eight. We
were standing from the
on, leading the audience in
Hands in the air and
jumping up and down!
Tommy Shaw's mic was a
few feet in front of us, stage left
and he frequently leaned over us to play to the audience.
Several times I had to point my camera straight up!
(picture to right)
played several songs we have not heard in the past few
the acoustical intro to his wonderful "Crystal Ball". He
also played "High Enough" from his Damn Yankees
band. The amazing
Lawrence Gowan only gets better
as the keyboardist and voice to Dennis DeYoung's
His voice on "Lady" and "Come Sail Away"
His cover of "I
am a Walrus" is still
a crowd favorite and
always fun. Founding member
James "JY" Young
was the consummate showman on his lead guitar and
always does his "Miss America" strong!
Ricky Phillips was animated
on bass backed up with founding Styx bass player
Chuck Panozzo. On drums,
played loud and proud with gusto!
are still a very tight band and rocked out on each song
of the set list!
Now back to the
Front Stage Baby...... Wow! So from the first songs,
each performer played to the crowd in front of us several
times..... When Ricky played in front of us the first
time I swear he mouthed "Wow" when he looked at Peggy!
were covered in Red, White and Blue confetti as the
confetti guns were just few feet above our heads. Both
Peg & I got Tommy guitar picks and I got the set list off
It was so enjoyable
to be right in
front of the stage with drinks under our chairs
and to be able to sit down a couple times for a
minute to have a
drink and soak in the experience!!
setlist.fm. It has links to some of their music
After the last encore
everyone came down and shook our hands, it was quite a