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Review by Greg
To be able to see both Brian Howe and Paul Rodgers within a week was quite an experience being the big Bad Company fan that I am. I'll try to fill you in on both shows as much as I can.
First of all, Brian Howe played on Saturday June 20th, at the Mahoning Valley Rib Burn-Off, in Niles, Ohio. Admission was $6.00 to the fesival which got you in to the show. There was a good sized audience there. Brian opend the show with a very good version of"Excited," which was from the Dangerous Age record. I remember him opening with that song in '88 during the Dangerous Age tour. Some other songs included, the remix of "Walk Through Fire," "If You Needed Somebody," "One Night," "Good Lovin' Gone Bad," "Shooting Star," "Movin' On", "Holy Water," Can't Get Enough," and of course "Bad Company." He played for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. He talked about the problems he had with love, with his ex-wife and a former girlfriend, and fit it in to the show with songs like "Good Lovin' Gone Bad." I would say that the audience enjoyed BH'S show, and they could tell that he enjoyed putting it on as well. The other people in he group did a solid job. Overall, his show was 9.5 out of 10. Excellent indeed.
Paul Rodgers played on Friday June 26 in Deerfield, Ohio (Midwest Fireworks). Tickets were $18 and $22. The audience was alot smaller than the one at the BH show. Paul opened the show with the classic "All Right Now" which was great to hear live. Other songs included "Run With the Pack," "Youngblood," "Honeychild," (all from Run With the Pack) "Satisfaction Guaranteed," (The Firm) "Bad Company," "Movin' On," "Shooting Star," "Can't Get Enough," and two songs from Paul's solo, "Soul of Love," and "Saving Grace." He didn't interact with the audience as well as BH, his show was still good. It was about 1 hour and 15 minutes and I'd give it about a 8.5 out of 10. A very good show.
Bye for now,