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2012 Performance Reviews / Pictures

Calvin Harris, 3oh!3, Cher Lloyd, Ed Sheeran, Owl City, Afrojack, Alex Clare

Afrojack            ~           Owl City        ~           3oh!3
Green Day [cancelled]
Steve Winwood ~ Nov 13 McCaw Hall                       More FSB Pictures!f        Videos in HD and HIFi f

Neil Young and Crazy Horse  ~ Nov 11 Key Arena Pit      More FSB Pictures!f  Videos in HD and HIFi f

Psychedelic Pill tour

Two hour line-up on a clear cold afternoon... Three hours till Neil Young & Crazy Horse.... & Front Stage Baby!! Holding on to the Front Rail with Ray Boyer. What a great concert with one of the Icons of Rock 'n Roll! From The Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young has graced us with his distinctive voice, guitar and personal lyrics. We were one of the first wrist-banded people in Key Arena and were able to FSB witness a great concert set. Neil sounded GREAT! FSB ROCKS!! But since the stage security was stationed right in front of me, I never took any videos but plenty of FSB pictures!

Grimes - aka Claire Boucher ~ Oct 17 Neumos                  More FSB Pictures!f        Videos in HD and HIFi f
I first saw Vancouver’s Claire Boucher aka Grimes at the beginning of her career opening up for Swedish singer/songwriter Lykke Li in early 2011. Since then she’s evolved her music to critical acclaim. There’s no way to define Grimes’ music, she herself describes it as “ADD music". Her new hit “Genesis" is hypnotic. It’s amazing what music she can create with all her electronics samplers, loopers and synthesizers. It was a late evening mid-week SOLD OUT concert at Neumos on Capitol Hill. I was one of the first ones in, staking my spot in front of the stage, baby! The place can become a sweaty mosh pit so getting to hold on to the stage was great, I only had to endure a few hard pushes… :) The MYTHS, a two woman electronic band also from Vancouver opened and they also backed Grimes. James Brooks also a sampler, was Elite Gymnastics the second act. James performed a portion of his set sitting on the stage with his electronics. It is as hard to define the concert, as it is to define Grimes’ music. IT’S ART!

Justin Bieber - The Believe Tour                                     More FSB Pictures!f          Videos in HD and HIFi f
Believe Tour Tacoma Dome October 9th, 2012
I hadn't planned on going to the concert but I had several requests from others to find tickets for their kids.... I had my normal Craigslist app going seeing some near stage tickets going for $1700! The Ticketmaster site showed SOLD OUT for months! During my normal daily ticket checks... the Justin Bieber TM site showed problems loading the interactive seat charts and then Walla.... One ticket 6 rows from the front of the stage showed up for $105. I had to buy it! I figured it was Serendipity! I needed to go with No Regrets!!!! I was able to wiggle near the front of the stage and each time the usher asked me to move back, I said my daughter was up front. :)

It wasn't as loud as I thought it would be, I've heard louder teen screams at other concerts! ;) I didn't use earplugs. I was a fish out-of-water with predominately young girls and parents, but I didn't care!! There was soooo much live performance excitement in the air!! Carly Rae put on a great set but you know the girls were all stoked for Justin!

For those Justin haters: This kid has real talent! He grew up in Ontario Canada, taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. At age 12 he was performing on the streets! Usher took him under his wings at 13 and the rest is history!

* Forbes Magazine named him the third most powerful celebrity in the world of 2012. * Justin Bieber along with Taylor Swift won top honors at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards
* Sold 15 million albums * Worth US$108 million OMG I sound like a "Belieber".... Okay, I am now one! That's what FSB does to you!

I ♥ New Music!! :D

Carly Rae Jepsen - The Believe Tour ~ October 9th                     More FSB Pictures! f           Videos in HD and HIFif
Canadian Idol contestant, British Columbia singer/songwriter, Carly Rae Jepsen, opened for Justin. Carly was signed by Justin to his label in 2012. At 27, Carly released 2 albums already this year. The EP Curiosity included the Mega-hit "Call Me Maybe" and her new album "Kiss" released last month has "Call Me Maybe", "The Kiss", "Curiosity", "Beautiful" and her new Mega-hit with Owl City, "GOOD TIME".
"Woah-oh-oh-oh Woah-oh-oh-oh It's always a good time Woah-oh-oh-oh We don't even have to try, it's always a good time."

It sure was a fun "GOOD TIME" seeing her performance!! ♥ that Carly Rae! Carly also asked to follow my Twitter account @Ruschetek!

Chicago - The Doobie Brothers - Kimbra - Joss Stone - Madonna - Aimee Mann 6 concerts in 19 days!
Aimee Mann - Oct 3th The Neptune Theater - Lead of the 80's band "Till Tuesday"
Madonna - Key Arena Oct 2nd                          More FSB Pictures! f                    Videos in HD and HIFif

Joss Stone - Soul Sessions 2 - Sept 30th Showbox at the Market     More FSB Pictures! f    Videos in HD and HIFif
Kimbra - Vows Tour - Sept 27th Showbox at the Market               More FSB Pictures! fVideos in HD and HIFif
The Doobie Brothers - Sept 20 Puyallup Fair                       More FSB Pictures! f Videos in HD and HIFif

Don Felder -    Sept 20 Puyallup Fair                                     More FSB Pictures!

Chicago -  Sept 16th Chateau Ste. Michelle Amphitheater      More FSB Pictures! fVideos in HD and HIFif

Hello Front Stage Baby!

Ray Davis of The Kinks - July 15th Neptune Theater > > MORE Pictures in HD f Videos in HD and HIFif
The Beach Boy's 50th Anniversary Tour - July 14th Chateau St. Michelle > > MORE Pictures in HD f

Very Front Stage Baby with Mike Love and The Beach Boys!! "fun, fun, fun 'till your Daddy takes your T-bird away!" Excellent Epic Performance with The Icons of Fun Rock 'n Roll! Damn they sounded great at 70+!! A+ with Peggy
Photo: The Beach Boys - 50th Anniversary Tour  Mike Love, David Marks, Brian Wilson, Bruce Johnson and Al Jardine. Back together again in perfect 60's harmony! :)
Mike Love, David Marks, Brian Wilson, Bruce Johnson and Al Jardine. Back together again in perfect 60's harmony! :)
Barbara Ann ~ The Beach Boys Watch in HD
Surfer Girl ~ The Beach Boys
Foster the People with KIMBRA

Brite Futures Last Show Ever - The Final Blowout Party - The Vera Project > > MORE Pictures and Videos in HD

The ephemeral return of NATALIE PORTMAN'S SHAVED HEAD

OMG! I haven't had one of these in a while!
I had to see my Natalie Portman's Shaved Head band's last
show ever but it was at The Vera Project so everyone there
was a teen or 20's. I represented! :D It was a complete
sweat-box in there! Crowd surfing, balloons, confetti, moshing,
dancing. All my clothes were soaked wet and I lost 6 lbs!
My pedometer said I logged 30 miles. ;)

Vicci Martinez - June Showbox SODO > > MORE Pictures and Videos in HD f

LMFAO ~ PARTY PIT PASS! ~ Sat. June 2nd Key Arena
"Party Rock Anthem" ~ LMFAO
Watch in HD

"I'm Sexy and I Know It" ~ LMFAO last encore Watch in HD

 w/ Far East Movement, Sidney Samson & Eva Simons - PARTY PIT PASS! ~ Sat. June 2nd Key Arena

"Like a G6" ~ Far East Movement

"Take Over Control" ~ Dutch singer-songwriter Eva Simons
 Lindsey Buckingham ~ Solo May 19th The Neptune > > MORE Pictures in HD f

Nice acoustic set of "Never Going Back" - Watch in HD

Lindsey whaling on "Go Your Own Way" - Watch in HD

Steppenwolf ~ May ShoWare FRONT ROW! IRON BUTTERFLY~ May ShoWare FRONT ROW!

"Born to be Wild!" - Steppenwolf

"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" - Iron Butterfly

The Black Keys w/Arctic Monkeys Tues May 8th Key Arena > > MORE Pictures in HD f
Snow Patrol -

Chasing Cars -
Are any FSB concerts not great? No.
Gary Lightbody and Irish band Snow Patrol intro to "Chasing Cars". Great interaction with the typical singing Seattle crowd and an homage to our Seattle Alternate Rock band roots. :))
Watch in HD

Storm Large Tues 4/27/12 Neptune Theater Updating

Berlin w/Terri Nunn 4/22 Snoqualmie Ballroom  
Patty Smyth and Scandal 4/22 Snoqualmie Ballroom
Gotye and Kimbra 4/10 Showbox SODO            GREAT FUN!!  VERY FSB CONCERT AT THE SHOWBOX SODO!!

Watch in HD

Gotye (featuring Kimbra) -
Somebody That I Used To Know


The Fray Tues 2/28/12 ~ Paramount Theater
BRITE FUTURES - SXSW SEND OFF! The Crocodile Back Bar 3/8

Sleigh Bells
Sunday 4/8
Showbox SODO


Hot Chelle Rae Beautiful Freaks Tour 2/18 Showbox SODO
"Tonight Tonight"
Vonda Shepard with Jill Cohn 2/22 The Triple Door - FRONT BOOTH BABY!

Newest Performances

2011 Performances
Mumford & Sons, Death Cab for Cutie, Foster the People, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Two Door Cinema Club, Grouplove, The Sounds, The Bangles, Robyn, Yacht, Train, Maroon 5, Colbie Calliat, Ke$ha, LMFAO, YES, Styx, Katy Perry, The Monkees, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Natasha Bedingfield, Andy Grammer, Jethro Tull, Lykke Li, Grimes, Joan Jett, Robert Plant, Herman's Hermits, Grace Potter and the Nocturnal's

2010 Performances
Paramore / 3oh!3 / Boys Like Girls / All Time Low / The Maine / The Ready Set / Kate Nash / Dave Mason & Al Stewart / Heart / The Doobie Brothers / Styx / America / Lady Gaga / 3oh!3 / Cobra Starship / Travie McCoy / I Fight Dragons / Ke$ha / Paramore
2009 Performances
All American Rejects / Cobra Starship / All Time Low / Cash Cash /  We The Kings / Hey Monday / This Providence / The Maine / Kelly Clarkson / The Sounds / Roger Daltrey with special guest Eddie Vedder! / P!NK ~ FUNHOUSE tour with The TingTings / AC//DC Black Ice Encore Tour II / No Doubt / Paramore / The Sounds / Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo / Styx / REO Speedwagon / .38 Special / Fleetwood Mac / Lily Allen / Brite Futures aka Natalie Portman's Shaved Head / Styx / Katy Perry

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