Back in the Saddle

So I really had NO complaints about the Aerosmith concert at Mohegan Sun.  Unlike some of the other fan club members who were complaining on the club discussion boards about too much 80’s and 90’s stuff being played, I do like hearing "Dude Looks Like a Lady," "Rag Doll," "Janie’s Got a Gun," and "Love in an Elevator" since those are some of the songs that got me into the band in the first place.

However, even with that being said, last night’s show was amazing.  They played more older, "classic" tunes and jammed a lot more – more than I think I’ve ever seen them jam before.  Here’s the set list from last night’s show:

01. Helter Skelter
02. Walk This Way
03. Same Old Song and Dance
04. Cryin’
05. Livin’ On The Edge
06. No More No More
07. Jaded
08. Shakin’ My Cage
09. Sweet Emotion
10. Seasons Of Wither
11. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
12. Dream On
13. Lord Of The Thighs
14. Baby Please Don’t Go
15. The Other Side
16. Train Kept A Rollin’ (Slow)


17. Back In The Saddle
18. Draw The Line

Yeah, Aerosmith OPENED the show with "Helter Skelter" – that was an unexpected surprise.  They do a great job with the song, though the audience got more excited once they went into "Walk This Way."   

When they started playing "Jaded" I just went "F**K!!!" and I thought John was going to bust a gut laughing.  I just didn’t need to hear that song last night – that is one new song that I can do without hearing – that and "I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing" of course…  The first part of the set had  me a little nervous that they were going to go back to the set of the opening night – which again was fine with me, but I was there to hear some of the other songs they had thrown in the mix since then – and the second half lived up to it.

Any Aerosmith show that has "No More No More," "Seasons of Wither," "Lord of the Thighs," "Train Kept A Rollin’," "Back in the Saddle," and "Draw the Line" in the set list is a GREAT one.  The energy was amazing, they did the best version of "Dream On" that I’ve ever heard them play, and the jams during "Baby Please Don’t Go" and "Lord of the Thighs" were awesome.  Great version of "Draw the Line" too – nice and tight with the slow part not too drawn out. 

Seats weren’t as good, but I’ve always also been a fan of being a little further away so you can take in the entire production and light show, as seen here:


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  1. Actually most A rated shows don’t offer Classic euiitatqon. We show all year in open euiitatqon because there are no classes and then show in Classic at Nationals. In fact, our horse is Pleasure shod all year until Nationals so that he is a little more competetive in the open classes.A Classic rider can show in open if there is no Classic class offered. They can also show in the open championship if there is a Classic qualifier, but no Classic championship. Classic riders can cross enter and change between divisions throughout the year, but not at the same show. The formal rule only applies to classes specifically designated as for Classic riders only. A Classic rider can wear a formal in open classes, Medals and UPHA and most do. A Classic championship will be just like an open championship and will almost always have a pattern. If I was to generalize, Classic patterns are generally more simple than open patterns, but not always. Classic qualifiers are also usually 17 & under vs 14-17 and 13 & under.*ASHLEY*

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