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Lynyrd Skynyrd
A Concert Review

August 4, 1994

Poplar Creek Theatre

Hoffman Estates, IL

A Review by
The Dude on the Left &
The Dude on the Right
Photos by
The Dude on the Right
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The Dude on the Right
From Ted Nugent to Lynyrd Skynyrd - sounds pretty cool don't it. Well...... I wish I could say the same. The Skynyrd band '94 wasn't bad, and they played the hits, but it's time to push that new material than keep relying on the old sometimes. I remember when they came through for the reunion tour many years ago, and that was cool. But nothings really seemed to changed. They kept touting their new album coming out, but didn't play much from it which may have been a shame because the couple of songs they did play sounded fresh, like there was still life in the old band. But the night was a greatest hits night, even with the closing of "Freebird" with the big giant disco ball. Oh well.
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Like I said, they weren't bad, just not that good, and not really knowing which way to go with this one, I'm going to give Lynyrd Skynyrd a SHRUG. Let's get the new stuff out if it's on it's way.

The Dude on the Left
By the time the sets had changed between Nugent and Skynyrd I would guess that most
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of the row I sat in had up and left. Didn't bother some people as they moved in a filled the seats nicely. So, I knew something was up with this show. And from the opening acoustic session to the final closing of Freebird, there was a lack of intensity coming from the crowd. I think that the band tried hard to bring it up but it just was not meant to be. I thought that the lack of enthusiasm was almost as blatant as the not so lack of wacky tobacky. I must say that I was more than a little disappointed in seeing Skynyrd. And I had expected a little more from these guys and did not get it. I can only hope that The Rolling Stones don't disappoint me like Skynyrd did. So they get TWO THUMBS DOWN! I hate to do it but I am a reviewer and that's why they pay me the big bucks, yeah right!


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