Sunday, January 28, 2007

Great White and the Harp Seals

Last night I saw a reunited Great White performing with their "classic" lineup with the core band from the 80s and 90s. It was what was touted as the first show of the reunion tour. I've seen this band a number of times and other than the disaster tour of 2003 that ended with the Rhode Island tragedy they always put on a great show.

The setlist was a standard Great White set with a couple of surprises thrown in.

Great White
Hollywood, CA
January 27, 2007

Can't Shake It
Lady Red Light
Wooden Jesus
Face The Day
Mista Bone
On Your Knees -> Achilles Last Stand -> On Your Knees
House Of Broken Love
Save Your Love
Little Red Rooster (w/ Mark Kendall on vocals)
Rolling Stoned
Rock Me

The Angel Song
All Over Now
Once Bitten...Twice Shy
Jumping Jack Flash (w/ Don Dokken)

Jack looked great and admitted to a recent face lift and proudly telling the crowd. He also mentioned he had been sober for 18 months. Although the band were all a little thicker than they were back in the day they all looked good and healthy, clearly being away from the rock and roll lifestyle these past few years has been a good thing for this band. Most importantly the band was tight, and Jack's voice was in better shape then it had been in recent years. The only performance misstep of the evening was Wooden Jesus.

A dedication was made to the Rhode Island victims at the start of The Angel Song during the encore. For the close of the show the band invited a couple of friends to the stage to help on vocals. Don Dokken was one of those special guests. Don also jumped onstage to sing one line of Little Red Rooster during the main set.

Although for me this was about seeing Great White, the event was a charity event for the Harp Seals. The charity's mission was to provide awareness about the killing of baby seals off of Canada's eastern coast. The baby seals are killed for their furs. Last year alone 300,000+ of these baby seals were killed, all within days of being born. Some of the video shown was very disturbing. To learn more about the plight of the seals check out the Harp Seals website

The event raised money for the charity and I even won a silent auction of a framed autographed picture of Bruce Kulick from KISS. Other acts at the event were Bob Gentry and Jak Paris.

Comedian Hal Sparks MC'd the show.

More pictures from the show are available here.


Anonymous said...

It was an amazing night with Great White back in true form.

The important thing was to learn how horrific the Canadian baby harp seal massacre that happens every year in Eastern Canada is.


When you go to a restaurant or grocery store such as Albertsons, Ralphs, etc., let them know that you are appalled by this slaughter AND ASK THEM TO NOT PURCHASE ANY CANADIAN SEAFOOD UNTIL THIS ANNUAL SLAUGHTER ENDS! Tell them you will not eat there if they do not make this change.

CONTACT THE DARDEN GROUP IN FLORIDA they own the Red Lobster and Olive Gardens and if they would chose anoher seafood supplier, they could end the annual massacre and they WONT because of greed.

I hope you all will help as the more people who get involved, the faster his will end.

I learned in about 1 1/2 months over 300,000 baby seasl will be bludgeoned and shot to death (over 42% skinned alive) stricly for their fur and this is only for a little extra spending money for a few thousand sealers in Eastern Canada

Please care and help.

Anonymous said...

You don't know jack shit about seals or sealing. Talk to someone from Eastern Canada. Jeez, do some real research.!!!!

Anonymous said...

With all the shit going on in this world, you would think people would have better shit to do than talk about seals....... for fuck sake!!!

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