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
05. Livin’ On The Edge
06. No More No More
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: