Cheap Trick Concert Review, Austin, TX 6/25/13
Cheap Trick was here again? You betcha! This was my third time seeing them since July of last year and the second time at ACL Live/Moody Theater. I’ll say it again…I love that place! I ended up with front row tickets on Rick Nielson’s side. Nothing lengthy to report about this show beside the fact that Cheap Trick is so fun to watch live. Robin Zander is a rock star. Forever young and his voice sounded great again. The whole band was, as expected, rock solid. They are on a perpetual tour it seems and will play anything, anytime, anywhere. Rick threw a ton of guitar picks out as always…oddly enough, I didn’t get one. How the hell does one sit front row and not get a pick? A friend of mine got 3 and offered one up, so I accepted. My normal Cheap Trick partner couldn’t make it so I brought my friend, Andrea. We had a blast. Dinner at Frank before the show was really good, too.
Can’t wait to catch them again. Last night’s setlist was pretty similar to last year’s and I was hoping for a little more of a shake up. If you follow their setlists, you know that every night is different. No worries. They rocked.