Pat Benatar -- Webster, MA -- 08/24/2013
Venue: Indian Ranch
1. All Fired Up
3. So Sincere
5. Promises in the Dark
6. We Belong
7. Hell Is for Children
8. You Better Run
9. Hit Me with Your Best Shot
10. Love Is a Battlefield
11. Everybody Lay Down
12. Let's Stay Together
13. Heartbreaker / Ring of Fire / Heartbreaker (Led Zep version) / guitar solo
Not sure if this is metal enough, but Neil "Spyder" Giraldo is a madman on guitar live!
The show was advertised to start at 2:15PM, but apparently there was such a long line to get it (ONE ticket scanner at the gate? WTF?) they started the show an hour late...
The anti-camera police were out in force - first time I've ever encountered that at this venue, so I assume it was "at the request of the artist" as they say. If that were the case, however, I found it odd that Pat and especially Neil were mugging it up for the people who did come up to take pictures near the stage! Security was getting off on the little power trip and being total douchebags about it too... I still managed to get about 85 shots anyway!
The venue is a really nice place to see a show on a summer afternoon... basically it's a knotty pine shed on the shores of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (I shit you not!). It's like being at summer camp!
Anyway, camera Nazis aside, the show was good - she still has a good voice, even if it's a little raspier than it was back in the day. Neil is awesome on the guitar too. and I have to say - he might just rival Paul Stanley for his pick throwing ability! I caught one to add to my collection!
All in all, I'd give it an 8.0 (6.0 if you factor in the dickish security)
5/2-4 Beale St. Music Festival
5/8 Rob Zombie
10/29 Ian Anderson