We were at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA (formerly Great Woods) on Saturday night to see Lynyrd Skynyrd & Kid Rock on their Rock and Rebels tour.
It was a hot, sunny day – we got there at about 2:30 and tailgated all afternoon. It was the first time in a looong time that the atmosphere felt like the old Great Woods…everyone was mingling together having a great time, and no one got harassed by the event staff. When you put it all together – the sights (flags waving, footballs flying, hundreds of Harleys); the sounds (a blaring mix of southern rock, outlaw country and blues); the smells (charcoal grills and all kinds of funny things) – the general consensus seemed to be: music and whiskey makes us want to get down 🙂
Skynyrd opened the show. They still sound great! Kid Rock always puts on an incredibly energetic, entertaining live show. It is absolutely one of those cases where, even if you aren’t really a fan going in, you’d come out of the concert as a Kid Rock fan. And for this show he had a couple surprise guests too: he did a miniset with Rev Run consisting of Run D.M.C.’s It’s Like That and Aerosmith’s Walk this Way; then, Peter Wolf (former J. Geils frontman) came out and they did Centerfold. It was kick-ass!