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Q101 Jamboree 1999
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A Concert Review
In Reverse: The Offspring
Or: From the Beginning

May 22, 1999

The New World
Music Theatre

Tinley Park, IL

A Review by
The Dude on the Left &
The Dude on the Right
Photos by
The Dude on the Right
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Dude on the Left says...
Between The Offspring and the Chili Peppers, The Macho Man, Randy Savage made a bit appearance to get the crowd going, not that it really needed any help. The Chili Peppers were definitely the stars of the show. The first thing everyone noticed was Anthony Kiedis' new look. He was sporting a nice white shirt and tie, and he shortened his hair to about shoulder length and bleached it. Flea has got to be on of the greatest bass players on the planet. Not only does he lay down a great bass line, but he does it while jumping around like a maniac, and for the first couple songs, he was even sporting a gas mask, although I have no idea why. I don't know if reuniting with John Frusciante had anything to do with it (it seems like they've been through about a dozen guitar players in the past few years), but they had a ton of energy and just flat out played great together. The set included great versions of "Suck my Kiss", "Under the Bridge", "Give it Away" and the funky "If You Had to Ask".

The Dude on the Right says...
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were another band that I was looking forward to seeing, even if only for three songs, and I wasn't disappointed, at least after I got over the "who is that dude" attitude seeing Anthony Kiedis take the stage.

The three songs I saw kicked ass and being "Flea side" was even cooler because that dude is one of the funnest (I don't care if funnest isn't a word - I'm using it anyway) bass players I have ever seen. Kiedis sounded great, and from the comfort and ability to recline in my car the Chili Peppers sounded great. I am so looking forward to seeing them for a full-blown show.

Our Closing Thoughts
The Dude on the Left says...
Even though I missed a couple of bands, all in all the 1999 version of Q101's Jamboree pretty much gave me that clue as to what the kids are listening to. And hey, it's pretty much the same things I'm listening to, except, now, thanks to the cool comic book theme Q101 used in the flyers for the show, I got to know the names of the bands and the names of some of the dudes in them. The flyer was original, and each band had a page formatted like a comic book cover with a little blurb about them.

Overall I give Jamboree '99 Two Thumbs Up! There were a few fluff bands, but with 13 bands there was something for everyone. The weather was nice and the crowd was wild, but not unruly. The mosh pit was rolling from start to end, I didn't see any fights or injuries, and Big Cooter was about the only unruly drunk I saw. It was just a lot of kids getting together for some good clean fun.

'Till Next Time, Hang Loose.

The Dude on the Right says...
As much as I don't always think Jamboree-style events are the greatest things because the bands don't get to put on full sets, you can't beat the chance to see 13 bands in a day. As a reviewer it gives me the chance to see some bands I wouldn't even think of going to cover, but now they've at least peaked my interest and I'll keep my open to see when they're touring on their own. I, too, must commend the Q101 people who came up with the comic book theme, and also with the idea to have the bands sign autographs after their sets (I don't know how well it worked, but it was still a cool idea).

As I finally got to sit down after shooting the Red Hot Chili Peppers I was really happy I decided to come. With a line-up of only a few bands I was eager to see, I was once again impressed by some bands, was happy to see some bands coming into their own, and look forward to next year. The weather was great, I was out of the line of fire during the garbage barrage, but I didn't get to see Courtney's boobies. I guess two out of three ain't bad.

Anyway, it's Two Big Thumbs Up from me for Q101's Jamboree 99, and that make a total of FOUR THUMBS UP!

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

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