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Old 07-13-2012, 06:03 AM
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Scorpions -- Columbia, MD -- July 12th, 2012

1. Sting in the Tail
2. Make it Real
3. Is There Anybody There?
4. The Zoo
5. Coast to Coast
6. Loving You Sunday Morning
7. Rhythm of Love
8. In Trance
9. Wind of Change
10. Holiday
11. Raised on Rock
12. Tease Me, Please Me
13. Hit Between the Eyes
14. Kottack Attack
15. Blackout
16. Six String Sting
17. Big City Nights
18. Still Loving You
19. No One Like You
20. Rock You Like a Hurricane

My first time seeing them and it was even better than I expected. The guys were so full of energy and really attentive to individual fans. They were always throwing something or pointing and smiling. It was really cool. I caught a drumstick that Klaus threw out during The Zoo (he probably threw out 50 drumsticks over the course of the night ) and after the show Rudolph threw me a pick and James threw me a stick. The pick is awesome because it's tie-dyed, one of the highlights of my collection to be sure. I wrote up a sign for the guys in German thanking them for 40 years of great music and Rudolph and Klaus seemed to get a kick out of it and gave me a thumbs up.

At the end of the show Klaus said it was the last North American date for 2012 but never say never for the future. So who knows if they'll be back again. The attendance seemed pretty decent and the crowd was loud but I know this tour hasn't been selling great in a lot of markets so it may be awhile before promoters want them back. I thought the setlist was great, screw the haters. It was cool that they threw In Trance in there just for this show. I really liked the interactive video drum solo thing James does. I had never been to a show with a catwalk before so it was interesting. Most of the time there were always other members on the stage to watch even when one or two was out on the catwalk behind me.

Night Ranger opened and they were pretty good. I wouldn't buy a CD but they were fun, energetic, and had a good attitude. It was interesting to see the guy who took Randy Rhoads spot play. They did a cover of about half of Crazy Train and a bit of Highway Star.

Overall a great night. I tried to catch them in 2010 and couldn't and then I tried really hard to catch them last fall in Germany but they only did dates in the surrounding countries and nothing ever really worked out. So I'm glad to have finally got stung by Scorpions!
6/17 - Meshuggah
6/28 - Iron Maiden - Bergen, Norway
6/29 - Blaze Bayley - Bergen, Norway
7/1 - Iron Maiden - Luxembourg
10/31 - Fleetwood Mac

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