Tesla -- Jim Thorpe, PA -- October 30th, 2009
My seventh time seeing Tesla, and as expected, they didn't disappoint. Penn's Peak is a pretty big venue and I was very surprised with how full it was. I swear Tesla has a bigger crowd every time I see them. The band sounded great and had their usual boat-load of fun on-stage. We were front row, just a bit off of center, and I collected picks from Frank, Brian, and Dave, as well as a set list at the end of the night.
I couldn't believe how many rarities were in the set this time around. I know they've been taking requests throughout the tour, and that probably has a lot to do with the variety in this set. The band only has six studio albums, and yet on my SEVENTH time seeing them, I saw FIVE songs I had never seen before (none of them off the newest album), and I saw a few others I had only seen a time or maybe two. It makes the ticket price that much more worth it. I'd say Shine Away was probably the overall highlight of all the rarer stuff for myself.
Oh, and I figure I should note that this was the very first time Tesla ever played Last Action Hero live!
02.I Wanna Live
03.Modern Day Cowboy
04.Into the Now
05.Too Late For Love
12.Last Action Hero
13.Stir It Up
-Acoustic Guitar Doodle- (Frank and Dave played a brand new acoustic instrumental they have been working on)
17.Comin' Atcha Live