We were originally going to Vegas for another concert — Duran Duran at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, to be exact. Since it was going to be a long weekend for us, I thought it would be cool to check out Steven Adler’s band play the following night. Fleur had never seen Steven Adler perform, or been to a rock show on a smaller scale. I wondered how she was going to react to the event — and I wasn’t surprised when she emerged afterwards with stars in her eyes and rock ‘n’ roll in her soul.
A month or so later, we were on our way to Los Angeles to see Adler’s Appetite again. It was the 25th anniversary of Guns n’ Roses’ seminal album, Appetite For Destruction. Adler’s Appetite was going to perform the album in its entirety at the studio they recorded it in, Rumbo Studios, in Canoga Park. Again, that was an awesome show. Since then, it seems like it’s been nonstop shows for us.
Not long thereafter, happily, spandexpanda joined the crew, reporting long-distance from the East Coast. This summer we all met up for the first time at a concert. And really, what other show could have been more perfect for the Drums, Guitars, Tattoos & Guyliner crew than … Steel Panther! At the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, no less. If those walls could talk…
There is something about rock music played live that just gets into your soul and lifts you up. You could be having the worst day ever — but within minutes of hearing the band play — you’ll forget what was causing such a crappy day.