My college didn’t do a lot of fancy stuff, nor have a lot of big-named concerts come through, but in the world of way-cool, they did arrange for speed-painter Denny Dent to put on a show.
Denny would paint, speed style, to music that accented the painting he was going to complete. Lots of times he would also start them upside down, then spin them over, and suddenly you would see what he was creating.
Sadly Denny died too soon, at the age of 56, back in 2004. Luckily I was able to see him create some masterpieces!
KMFDM was one of my first introductions to the energy of industrial rock. While the lighting at The Metro in Chicago for this concert was tricky, flipping to black and white helps bring out the energy of the band.
(Image from: KMFDM in concert, May 30, 1995 The Metro, Chicago, Illinois)
Years ago at a radio station festival a band called The Bloodhound Gang, and their bassist “Evil” Jared Hasselhoff (real name Jared Hennegan) nearly started a riot with their inviting everyone in the crowd on stage.
It was awesome.
(Image from: Q101 Jamboree 2000, May 20, 2000 – The New World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL)
While I have seen Styx post Dennis DeYoung, I was lucky enough to see the band on their final tour with Dennis out front. While that show didn’t have anything off of “Mr. Roboto” an album I weirdly really like, it was great to see them rockin’ together.
Image from The Grand Illusion tour, June 6, 1997 The Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois