After being in the crowd we settled down for a seated viewing of Welsh rockers Tigertailz. They were still on good form and did a fine hour of tunes including their classic song ‘Love Bomb’ and a cover of Ace Of Spades featuring members of Girlschool.
Quireboys are another band that did well in the 90s and have continued to survive thanks to their great live shows that dedicated fans attend. Spike, Griff and the guys delivered a good gig as per usual.
Don't Bite The Hand
The Finer Stuff
Tramps And Thieves
This Is Rock And Roll
Mona Lisa Smile
Man On The Loose
Roses And Rings
There She Goes Again
We then went back to the room where I was going to have a little nap but ended up having a little more than planned and missed Mayra Roxx and Demon.
But we did get to see W.A.S.P.
We were near the front for this and fairly close to the man who is WASP Blackie Lawless. He and his band were on good form and looked the part too. Proper classic rock from a man who seems to take no shit and gives a good show to the fans. Once again I missed a real gig by being there but I should see them again next June for another great performance.
On Your Knees
The Real Me
Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)
Take Me Up
I Wanna Be Somebody
Blind In Texas
In Sweden a few years back I had enjoyed Queensryche as they performed all of their Operation Mindcrime album.
On this tour they are doing something similar by only playing songs from 3 of their albums, 1986’s Rage for Order, 1990’a Empire and their new one American Soldier.
There was a bit of a false start and some of the vocals at times seemed a bit muddy but at times everything came together quite nicely. I especially enjoyed Walk in the Shadows, Another Rainy Night (Without You), Silent Lucidity and Empire. It was nice to see them but WASP were better and had more of a crowd, but then Queensryche can often be more experimental wit their albums.
[Rage for Order]
Screaming in Digital
I Dream in Infrared
Walk in the Shadows
If I Were King
Best I Can
Another Rainy Night (Without You)
One and Only
The crowd grew again for the legendary New York Dolls. A not punk but pre-punk punk influencing Rolling Stones influenced band. It was good to have seen them but it was getting late and some burgers and my bed were calling.
The bands continued well into the night with Lauren Harris and Spit Like This, but what with having to get some sleep before the drive back I thought it best to give them a miss.
Overall it was a festival that was fairly comfortable and had enough good bands to make it worthwhile but not a patch on the kind of line up at Sweden Rock.
On the Sunday we drove to Kel’s Mums and had a nice Sunday dinner before I drove back and watch Alice In Chains :)