Bryan Adam's stage at this show was pretty stripped down and bare bones but he brought his long time, incredible, back up band with him and they delivered.
All killer no filler! I must say that this show was incredible value for the money as Adams pretty well ripped through all his biggest hits off his biggest album (Reckless). Of course this was made easier by the fact that there was no opening band.
One Night Love Affair
She's Only Happy When She's Dancin'
Run to You
The Boys Night Out
Kids Wanna Rock
It's Only Love
Ain't Gonna Cry
Summer of '69
Let Me Down Easy (Roger Daltrey cover) (Acoustic)
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
If Ya Wanna Be Bad Ya Gotta Be Good
Cuts Like a Knife
Can't Stop This Thing We Started
Please Forgive Me
When You're Gone (Bryan Adams & Melanie C cover) (Acoustic)
18 til I Die
The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You
You've Been a Friend to Me
C'mon Everybody (Eddie Cochran cover)
She Knows Me (Acoustic)
Straight from the Heart (Acoustic)
All for Love (Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting cover) (Acoustic)
Because I am biased towards the drummer I must say it's a treat to watch Mickey Curry play drums in such a nonchalant way and make it seem so easy. His timing and groove are impeccable.
One of the best things about a Bryan Adams show is that he is great at audience interaction and getting his fans involved in the songs.
Totally awesome as always. Solidly delivered on every tune and they got quite a bit of rest due to the many acoustic songs in the set.
We are lucky that a couple cities in the Okanagan (you listening Vernon???!!!) Kelowna, and Penticton are bringing in great shows for people to watch. This saves trips to Vancouver and Calgary to watch many of your favourite acts. Because of this Okanagan crowds have always been great at most rock shows because they usually don't get many opportunities to see them so close to home and with so much great value for the buck as this Bryan Adams show.
I hope that one day the people at City Hall in Vernon would get their s--t together and get our area some great shows. We have the demand, the people, just not the motive. I'd do it for them and show them how it's done if given the opportunity.
Audience Interaction & Engagement: "A+"
Quality and Diversity of Music: "B"
Stage Presence of Band "A"
Energy from the Crowd: "A"
Notable Exceptions from Setlist: House Arrest, Here I Am, Do I Have to Say the Words, In the Heat of the Night.
Overall rating for the show: A
Next Up: The Tragically Hip, Kelowna, BC.