Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday August 14th Part 2 - Billy Idol - Palladium- Hollywood, CA
After shooting some pix and taking in a upbeat show with the Luminaries earlier - I was pumped to catch Billy Idol at the Palladium. With a last minute change in plans the Ecousable crew was in tow and the destination was Hollywood Blvd.
Arriving a few minutes later than planned I walked in on the second song and started" Dancing with myself". Flesh for Fantasy, Eyes with out a face, White Wedding, Rebel Yell all followed with a a new song and a few Gen X songs mixed in. A Cover of the LA Woman, was one of many highlights that peaked during the Encore Mony, Mony. Billy and the Band seemed to be enjoying themselves and the crowd was quite responsive. Steve Stevens (Fellow Long Islander) took charge and was there to lay down his signature riffs and stand up to Billy's raw power.
"to the audience Thank you for making my life so Great and to Steve Stevens Thank you for making my life so Great" Billy's sincerity echoed thru the rafters and you could feel the gratitude that Billy was exalting on his brother in arms and musical compadre for around 3 decades.
The Fans were rewarded with a great show some even got to go home with Autographed Plates/Frisbees that billy and band threw out to the crowd. Some came to get married and pose for photos.
Great Show - Probably in my top 10 for the year