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Motley Crue
A Concert Review

July 17, 1999

The New World
Music Theatre

Tinley Park, IL

A Review and Photos by
The Dude on the Right
Some things never work as planned. First, Wimp couldn't make it to see Motley Crue. He was totally bummed, complaining about being sick or something, and I'm sure he'll be even more bummed when I tell him there were breasts aplenty at the show, but, in any case, that left the reviewing duties to me. Second, as I'm up front getting ready to take photos, well, they've got the set lists for both the Scorpions and Motley Crue laid out for the security dudes so they would know when the pyro bursts would go off.

This makes my job just a little easier as I scribble down the songs the bands would play. Now I would just have to make notes about the show and not worry about the set list. This works well until you lose the piece of paper you scribbled the set list on. Yep, I lost my cheat-sheet. Go figure.

So, this review will be short on "they played this and they played that." Suffice it to say that it was a Motley Crue show, and well, they played Motley Crue songs. Mostly the hits, but some obscure stuff that the die-hard fan would appreciate, and I know Wimp would have been almost in heaven.

This was Motley Crue sans Tommy Lee, and you know what, no one seemed to care. This was the politically incorrect Motley Crue with naked girls donning strap-ons, which everyone seemed to care. This was the not liking Jewel that much Motley Crue (or so the comment "Jewel, that fat fucking cunt…. We write fuckin' love songs and we write them from our fucking dick!" would seem to hint at), which the crowd seemed to agree. This was Motley Crue, maybe best described by one nice gentleman waiting in line to get in, as "Yea! Rockn'-fuckn'-roll!!" This was Motley Crue.

Loud, in your face, guitars wailing, and people singing along, this was a rock concert in all of its glory, and confirmed its being a rock concert as I got a beer dumped on me. And you know what? I didn't care. The band played most everything that everyone wanted to hear, showed that their talent goes beyond just playing loud by having a most excellent 12-string intro into "Home Sweet Home," and had me happy to see that rock isn't dead, you just have to look for it a little harder.

So, set list missing, this review will be a little short. Smoke machines set to "dense fog," enough confetti that it looked like a blizzard in July, loud rock and roll music, and breasts. What more could you ask for? I did not go home disappointed.

Wrapping this up it's TWO "ROCKN'-FUCKN'-ROLL" THUMBS UP!!!

That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!


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