Sunday, April 22, 2018

Todd Rungdren's Utopia setlist - April 18, 2018, Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA

Wonderful show from the third row. Did not realize Utopia was such a great band and evidently has a lot of die-hard fans. 
  • Utopia Theme
  • Ikon
  • Another Life
  • Freedom Fighters
  • Do Ya (ELO song)
  • The Wheel
  • Back on the Street
  • Something’s Coming
  • Monument
  • Communion With the Sun
  • Last of the New Wave Riders
  • Road to Utopia
  • Play This Game
  • Swing to the Right
  • Trapped
  • Set Me Free
  • Love in Action
  • Hammer in My Heart
  • Princess of the Universe
  • I Will Wait
  • Rock Love
  • Love is the Answer
  • One World
  • Just One Victory
Selist courtesy of Ultimate Classic Rock.

Alice Cooper setlist - March 10, 2018, Kirby, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Great show all around.  Highlights were the new songs and, of course, Serious from the classic From the Inside. Nice to see Alice mix it up, if only a little.
  • Brutal Planet 

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy 

  • Under My Wheels 

  • Billion Dollar Babies 

  • Be My Lover 

  • Lost in America 

  • Serious 

  • Fallen in Love 

  • Woman of Mass Distraction 

  • Guitar Solo (Nita Strauss) 

  • Poison 

  • Halo of Flies 

  • Feed My Frankenstein 

  • Cold Ethyl 

  • Only Women Bleed 

  • Paranoiac Personality 

  • Ballad of Dwight Fry 
Killer (excerpt) 

  • I Love the Dead 

  • I'm Eighteen 

  • School's Out 

Saturday, March 03, 2018

The Lion Roars, a last scream of Winter...

So March came in like a lion, with a snowstorm across the northeast (but only two inches here). But the lion is dying, one last stalking perimeter circle to show his strength, baring his teeth but gasping for breath. I feel Spring out there on the edges, looking furtively to see if it's safe to emerge. "Fuck the groundhog," it mutters, "I want Out." 

Soon, dear Spring, soon... we wait patiently, and hold candles against the dark.