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Old 06-21-2010, 06:51 AM
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Scorpions -- Columbia, MD -- June 19th, 2010

Went to the M3 festival on Saturday. Over 12 hours of hair bands, cougars and Steel Panther looking people. Great time really. The early highlights were Trixter, Bang Tango and local boys Kix. Never in a million years would I have expected Vince Neil to be one of the stars of the night. I've seen Motley Crue/Vince Neil 7 or 8 times and if someone asked me who the worst live singer is I would have said Vince. Not on this day. Maybe he's sober, I don't know but Vince KILLED IT! Opening with Live Wire, into Kickstart my Heart then Piece of your Action and Wild Side I've never heard him sing with such enthusiasm and actually singing all the words. He then did some Zeppelin covers then finished up strong with mostly stuff from Dr. Feelgood. By this time I was getting sober, kinda tired and wanted to rest up for Cinderella and Scorpions. Never been a fan of Cinderella in any way but they put on a helluva show. Tom's vocals were worlds better that that clip I saw on here recently. I guess he's healed from his throat surgery because dude was singing his ass off. The 3rd best band of the night, just ahead of Bang Tango.

Cinderella

Second Wind
Push Push
Somebody Save Me
The Last Mile
Night Songs
Heartbreak Station
Coming Home
Shelter Me
Nobody's Fool
Gypsy Road
Don't Know What You Got (til it's gone)
Shake Me

I went and grabbed 2 $5 bottles of water and went back to my seat for Scorpions. I could hear Warrant on the other stage and they sounded pretty good but I had no interest in trekking over there. It was after 10:pm and concerts at Merriweather Post Pavillion by law have to end by 11:pm so I was getting a little worried when the sound check went on until 10:15 or so. Apparently Germans don't give a shit about local noise ordnances because they played until 11:30 causing us to miss our Party Bus ride home but it was worth it. Last time I'll ever see them live and it was as good as the 1st time I saw them on the Love at 1st Sting Tour. Rudy and Matthias are as tight as 2 guitarists can possibly be. Even with forks in his f'n eyes during Blackout Rudy didn't miss a note. Matthias nailed every solo and even though Klaus said he had the flu he sounded incredible. Vince Neil singing Another Piece of Meat was the highlight of my 2010 Concert schedule so far.

Scorpions

Sting In The Tail
Make It Real
Bad Boys Running Wild
The Zoo
Another Piece of Meat (w/ Vince Neil)
Coast To Coast
The Best Is Yet To Come
Holiday (Full version)
The Good Die Young
Raised On Rock
Tease Me, Please Me
Wind Of Change
Kottak Attack (w/ Animal Magnetism teaser)
Blackout
Big City Nights

Encore

Rock You Like A Hurricane
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