Exactly one week from today, the doors open for Rock ‘N Roll Revival XXI. Every year there is a theme, sometimes unofficial and sometimes more public. This year it’s public. “Welcome to the Jungle” is this year’s theme, despite the lack of Guns N’ Roses on the program. We’re expecting record attendance. Already five of eight shows are completely sold out. In celebration of the show turning legal drinking age, here’s a sneak peek.
There’s flora and fauna.
There’s all sorts of lighting effect madness happening. There’s more intelligent lighting hanging than I’ve ever seen in the facility. And we’re finally back to using Lycian spots. You might just need your sunglasses.
Not to leave out the audiophiles, there’s a pretty sweet system that we flew in last weekend. What follows is the best visual representation that I could manage with my camera, where the sound invades your consciousness. Or something.
So, what’s on the aural agenda? For one, there’s a band. More than a dozen pieces, some of which shown here.
And a few specials, too.
Next up, the voices. With approximately forty songs this year, we’ve got a lot of vocalists.
There would be pictures of the dancers, but they’re too damned fast for me in low light.
Tickets are still available
by mail at the door. Sadly, the in-person evening sales were discontinued this year. Nor can tickets be purchased online. Nevertheless, the following dates aren’t sold out yet: Friday, March 12 at 7:30 (advance only)
- Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30 (tickets at the door, starting at 5pm)
Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 (advance only)
I’ve seen both acts twice now. And so far, it looks good. The song list is solid. The band has got it down. And in addition to the surprisingly good vocals, some of these performers have got serious stage presence.
Oh, and the finale is seriously rocking. Fist in the air and headbanging rocking.
It’s going to be one for the books.