Concert Report by seajob Michael Schenker Group at Sala Jam, Bergara, Spain October 31, 2008 Added on 11/19/2008
Finally the show was incredible! Everyone there had a great time, and when Michael is happy he plays like no one! It seems that a lot of the old feeling is back, and I hope that's here to stay.
The band was great:
Michael is Michael, and we all know what he's able to do. And, what's important for the tour, he was smiling during all the show, and even sang in "Doctor, doctor".
Gary is THE frontman. Sometimes I think this is something Michael needs: someother people will look at, so he can be in a second level sometimes, and re-appear with all his magic in the right moment. And Gary is great doing this.
But he has a real problem with his voice and the old songs. He tries hard, sometimes protects his voice making people sing, but I really hope that they have planned some rest times; he really seems to need them.
Wayne, Chris and Chris were great. I was right in front of them -this year Michael was in the left side of the stage, and I placed myself thinking he would be in his usual right side-, and Chris Glenn began quite cold, but later sang a lot, moved a little, and seemed to have a lot of fun (particulary, he seemed to love when we all sang over guitar parts). Anyway, I saw something quite surprising: most of the time, noone looks at them! Everybody looks at Michael and Gary in the other side of the stage, so if they look to the people they will see a lot of people not looking at them.
They played the same setlist they're playing in this tour:
1. Ride On My Way
2. Cry For The Nations
3. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
4. Armed And Ready
5. Ready To Rock
6. I Want You
7. A Night To Remember
8. Into The Arena
(here in the setlist there was something called "Michael into", but it remainded me a lot Courvoisier Concerto)
9. Lost Horizons
10. Rock My Nights Away
11. On And On
12. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
Finally, there were some minor downsides:
the was fewer people that what I could expect. 400 or so, and I believe I've been in some other concerts in the same place with 1000 or so. Maybe the famous crisis, maybe there to many concerts around this month... Fortunately, the two previous shows in Spain in Madrid and Barcelona where almost full.
There was so many people in Barcelona and Madrid... that there was no t-shirt left!
And, last but not least, we came back home with no special news :) Last time I went to Sala Jam to see Michael we crashed the car going back home.