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Old 06-18-2014, 06:43 AM
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Cheap Trick -- Fairfax, VA -- June 7th, 2014

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Cheap Trick played at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival, and we happened to be there.

They had a good setlist, with a ton of their hits (I missed Dream Police when I went to the rest room). I thought that they were not sounding great, and the crowd was kind of... lackluster. I think the heat got to me, because I did not think it was a great performance despite their great on paper set

Cheap Trick (8:00- 9:30) (supplemented by setlist.fm )
  • Hello There
  • Elo Kiddies
  • California Man (The Move cover)
  • Tonight It's You
  • If You Want My Love
  • I Can't Take It
  • Lookout
  • Don't Be Cruel (Elvis Presley cover)
  • She's Tight
  • I Know What I Want
  • Ain't That a Shame (Fats Domino cover)
  • In the Street (Big Star cover) (That 70s Song)
  • The Flame
  • Bass Solo
  • I Know What I Want
  • I Want You to Want Me
  • Sick Man of Europe
  • Dream Police
  • --
  • Never Had a Lot to Lose
  • Surrender
  • Clock Strikes Ten
  • Auf Wiedersehen
  • Goodnight
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With all the amazing material they have it's a shame they are doing Don't Be Cruel, the Flame, and the 70s Show song.

Playing these summer fest type of shows is a double edged sword.

It's good for the band because they get good $$, but they play mainly to a crowd who just wants to hear any rock song they know. These aren't the types who afterwards are going to check out the new Cheap Trick record.
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Did they really play I Know What I Want twice?
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