Saturday, March 13, 2010

W.A.S.P. Concert Review

Last night in Sayreville, New Jersey, W.A.S.P. rocked the stage at the Starland Ballroom. Guitarist and singer Black Lawless, with guitarist Doug Blair, bassist Mike Duda, and drummer Mike Dupke were the line-up. Before the band hit the stage, a intro tape of "Mephisto Waltz" played. The band hit the stage with both "On Your Knees" and "The Real Me". Blackie then said hello to the crowd and told the crowd that he'll need his..."LOVE Machine". What was impressive is that while the band played, a projector showed music videos to the songs at the exact speed the band was playing. Next the band went into two songs from last year's Babylon called "Crazy" and "Babylon's Burning". Next was "Wild Child" followed by a suite that consisted of "Hellion", "I Don't Need No Doctor", and "Scream Until You Like It". The band then went into three songs from 1992's The Crimson Idol, which included "Arena of Pleasure", "Chainsaw Charlie", and "The Idol". The last time W.A.S.P. toured, they performed The Crimson Idol in its entirety. At one point Blackie told a story about a place charging $50 for a meet and greet with the band.

"W.A.S.P. has never charged for an autograph" said Blackie, to which the crowd roared over.

"Take Me Up" from 2007's Dominator was next before the band got the crowd singing to the anthem of "I Wanna Be Somebody". The band left the stage for about five minutes before they hit the stage again to play "Blind in Texas".

"Good night, New Jersey. See you next time!" said Blackie.

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