Friday, August 25, 2006

Alice Cooper At The Ryman?

OK, it's not quite Hank Williams or the Grand Ole Opry, but a venue's a venue, right? And if it's good enough for Queensryche, it's must be good enough for Alice.

Alice Cooper will bring his current tour to our Ryman Auditorium on September 30. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 5 p.m. through Ticketmaster.

I last saw Alice at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium back in the late 80s and I'm thinking it'd be cool to see him again. Maybe it's just my current mood - 2 a.m. and listening to Motley Crue and drinking a tall bottle of beer - but I'd like to revisit my late 80s self, if for only one night. When I first saw him, I took a girl from high school and her dad drove us to the concert in his station wagon. If I go this concert, a good twenty years later, I'll be driving my own station wagon. Great. I've become my girlfriend's dad.

Regardless, with cheap tickets at only $25 I can almost justify this one. It's no big deal if I miss it, though. But I bet he still puts on a hell of a show. Tom Wharton of the Salt Lake Tribune thinks so. Here's his excellent review of Alice's Saturday show at the Saltair.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

" Great. I've become my girlfriend's dad." It's pretty common, I hear they make a midlife crisis for it. It could be worse, you could literally become her father, well I suppose her step-father. How strange would that be?