Last nights Dreamboat Annie Performance
- Posted by : William Duvall of Alice In ChainsIt was beyond ripping.
There were several moments where all I could do was throw up my hands and laugh at how stupidly amazing it was. Lizzy from Halestorm was duly blown away as well. She had never seen Heart live. But her parents raised her on the records and it was some of the first music that ever spoke to her as a child. As I anticipated, she knew every word to every song. And both Ann and Nancy were wonderful to her backstage, as were Sherri, Carol Peters, all of the Bangles (who walked in together like a girl gang - awesome), Jane Wiedlin from the Go Gos, Rosanna Arquette, and Fairuza Balk. Really a great evening all around. As I told both Ann and Nancy (and the band), it was a master class in How Its Done. On the one hand, they were providing a shining example of how to aim high right out of the gate with your first album (Dreamboat Annie being the unholy hybrid of Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, the Stones, CSN&Y, etc that it is) and on another level, they were also giving Ninja lessons on how to maintain 30 years into the game (Nancy still moves like a sexy Yoga instructor with a guitar and Ann completely DESTROYED to the point where it was downright frightening).
At the end, I stood up and applauded as one would after just having witnessed an excellent opera (or a wonder of Nature). Because that's exactly how I felt.