Re: Journey, Whitesnake, Thunder Manchester
Posted by: PJayBe ()
Date: May 24, 2013 09:51AM

A great night. Thunder spot on as ever, the first time I've sung along to the first band on a three-bander quite that much. Amazingly, given the number of times I've seen them, it was the first time I've heard them play Higher Ground live, so quite a moment for me 'cause it's a fave of mine.......

A much underrated act, and quite genuinely one of the reasons we were there. Our daughter has never forgiven us for only taking her to see them for the first time on their farewell tour, although she has seen them twice more since......

Never seen Whitesnake before, but the set was great, the rearrangements to cover DC's voice worked well, and it was nice to see Bernie. Could have done without the solo spots, but that's a personal thing. My lack of knowledge of all of their back catalogue didn't always help either.

Journey have a geat back catalogue, and exploited it almost to the full. The sound seemed a little overloaded with echo, leaving things a touch indistinct at times, and we had supposedly the best sounding seats in the house, right in front of the desk. Neal does tend to shred continuously at times, often to the detriment of the song, but I can live with that. The band seemed very engaged with the crowd and each other, and even the omission of Who's Crying Now couldn't spoil the show.

Overall, a slightly shaded win for Thunder over Journey, with Whitesnake third and what is left of throat trailing in last Let's just say it's a good job I'm typing this rather than trying to tell you about the show!!!

Philip, Celia and (especially) Ruth



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