Foreigner... Still a Juke Box Hero
Oh What A Show!
By: Michele Mannis
Foreigner - World Class Rockers who put on a great show! Frontman Kelly Hansen was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! His flawless voice and energy kept everyone on their feet. The fact that it was a simple theater (The Pikes Peak center) did not stop Foreigner from rockin' the building on my birthday the night of November 3rd!
The vibe was great all night!
Pure, rocket-fueled adrenaline. One of the nights highlights... "I
Want To Know What Love Is" sung with Widefield High School Choir. Foreigner joined forces with the GRAMMY foundation in an effort to help keep music education alive in high schools. The band has donated thousands to individual high schools and to the GRAMMy foundation. Tonight the Widefield High School was the recipeint of Foreigners generosity. Another unsuspected – and reoccurring – part of the show was the chatter of lead singer Kelly Hansen between songs. He also pleasantly surprised us by going into the audience for some Hi-Fives more than once.
Kicking off the night with
"Double Vision" the show was packed with their classic hits. The setlist included
"Cold as Ice",
one of my favoites "Waiting for a Girl Like You",
"Dirty White Boy",
"Say You Will",
"Feels Like the First Time",
and crowd favorites, "Urgent" and
"Juke Box Hero".
"Long, Long Way from Home",
"I Want to Know What Love Is"
(with Widefield High School Choir) and
OH WHAT A SHOW!
Although the music was from the past it never sounded more alive. Their show shines without flashiness or stage tricks. With some kick-ass guitars and sax solos, meshed with Kelly's edgy vocals the music just sticks with you. Foreigner sound exactly like themselves, cutting loose and having a rock n' roll blast!
Their music still gets to me after all these years and thats amazing. All I can say is "Oh WHAT A SHOW". Happy birthday to me. Can't wait to do it again!
Favorite Moment: Swaying to "Waiting for a Girl Like You" Favorite Performance: Damn - All Of It!