AEROSMITH
AT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA.
8/8/01
                       Aerosmith 2001!!! Sounds like the name of a space ship or a really fast plane. I feel like I was just doing mach ten, my ears are still ringing and I can feel the space between my ears. I just cant get this vision out of my head of this guy screaming with the loudest voice I've ever heard. I've been listening to Aerosmith for twenty years and I always liked the music but had never seen the show if you know what I mean. What a mistake that was! My advice to all of you die hard rock and rollers is whatever the cost, just spend it man, woman, child, just buy the ticket and go to the show. I've had ten maybe twelve chances to get up off my lazy ass and check this band out over the years, but something always seemed more important at the time. What a load of crap that attitude was, and a lifetime of regret won't change all the times this band came to my town and I didn't see the show.

               It was awesome! I won't miss this live groove session ever again. Oh my god! It was a musically auspicious attack on the ear drums and a spectacle of visual delight. Quite a shock to the system, the sheer velocity of this rock and roll show leaves you shaken to the bone and crying for more. It comes at you way larger than life with this giant forty foot monitor screen reflecting much larger images of what is happening on stage. Then there is a dwarfed group of people known as Aerosmith down on the stage and they seem like these miniature people compared to their own live images on the screen. Lights, my camera, Steven  Tyler, action! I expected the show to start with a curtain drop and really bright lights and some old classic to kick off the night with a bang. I could have been no more wrong as the stage was open to the eye not a curtain in sight. The band started the first song in the dark and you could barely see them when they came out on stage. It took me at least a minute to pick out where Tyler was singing the first words of their opening number from Aerosmith's latest release on Sony Records. The CD is available in stores now and has already surpassed gold and platinum status in record sales. The opener was followed up by "Love In An Elevator" and "Just Push Play," the title track from the new release.

                    Ok, where do you draw the line, this band is not going anywhere right away. But, do you have the time now? I'm telling you the only thing that matters is Aerosmith tickets. If you don't get 'em, you'll be sorry because Rocktime Magazine and Steven Tyler are sure that you don't want to miss a thing. These boys are still in town and you can still see the show, catch them in Sacramento on Sunday and Concord on Tuesday. Aerosmith has been changing their set list quite a bit over the duration of the tour. I was only dying to hear two songs, "Back In The Saddle" and "Kings and Queens" which they didn't play. They have played "Back In the Saddle" on this tour, but I don't think "Kings and Queens" has been played on this tour. They have been playing the first set pretty steady with some minor variation and then they climb through the crowd to a smaller second stage and play "Same Old Song and Dance," "Dream On," and "Toys" on a smaller stage for the lawn audience.

                            What a rocking tootsie roll that was for all those used to watching the show on the lawn screen monitors. I was loving it because I had walked up there to see how full the venue was and what the crowd looked like. All ages and packed to the gills-not sold out, but still a full venue.  When they returned to the stage they kicked out "Eat the Rich" and I knew they were going to play their second set of the milder variation. At the beginning of the tour and a few of the other shows, the return to the main stage was kicked into HIGH gear with "Back In The Saddle," Janie's Got a Gun," and "Rats in the Cellar." I am hoping they alternate back to this song lineup before they leave the bay area.

                    For me, the encore was the high point, climax, orgasm, and all that rock. Aerosmith came back out to the roar of the crowd and kicked down with the song I had most wanted to hear that day and the one that had been stuck in my head from all the pre concert radio play "Living On The Edge." The second encore song was just as special as they closed the show out as mellow as Aerosmith can serve it up with "What It Takes." The sweet sound of "Let it go, let it go, let it go" still resounding in my head and I am completely in awe that it's over. This band has another few hours of music they could kick out before even reaching into the many cover tune this band likes to play. Forget rock and roll festivals, I want to see Aerosmith play all day--the Aerosmith festival--where they play all of their songs and then move on to the covers. The rarest moments of the concert were when they came out to the second stage they did this little medley opener of the sixties classic "The Season for Loving" that flowed into "Same Old Song and Dance." Also, just after "Miss A Thing," they did the world's shortest version of Aiko Aiko which I thought was really cool. Steven Tyler has the most powerful voice in rock and roll folks and yet he wields it with the most sweet surrender. You don't want to miss the demon of screaming, trust me. Thanks for reading and we'll see ya at the shows.
                                                                             NICK RUNNING






 
 
COUNTING CROWS
 
DEF LEPPARD
CHER
THE OTHER ONES
AEROSMITH
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
PAUL McCARTNEY
SANTANA
SHERYL CROW
TESLA
JAY-Z AND 311
OZZFEST 2000 OZZFEST 2001 OZZFEST 2002
DAVID BOWIE AND MOBY AT AREA2
THE WHO
JACKSON
BROWNE
PAPA ROACH, P.O.D.,CYPRESS HILL, & ROB ZOMBIE
MORNING SPRING RAIN FESTIVAL JUNE 2002
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
MIDNIGHT OIL
MT. AIRE 2002
BIG HEAD TODD
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG
BUSH AND DEFAULT
INCUBUS
BLUES TRAVELER
LINKIN PARK IN
LAS VEGAS
BRYAN ADAMS AT THE FILLMORE
LINKIN PARK & P.O.D.
CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT 
NYE 2001-2002
FUEL & SALIVA
AEROSMITH 2002
STEVIE NICKS
THE
BLACK CROWES
AEROSMITH 2001
BLINK 182
THE STRING
CHEESE INCIDENT
 OZZFEST 2001
BAD COMPANY
LINKIN PARK
 OZZFEST 2000
MARILYN
MANSON
MEGADETH
TED NUGENT
AND TESLA
THE OTHER
ONES
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2000-2001
 THE
COUNTING
CROWS AND
LIVE
THIRD EYE BLIND
      SUMMER
    TOUR 2000
YES
THE FURTHUR FESTIVAL 2000
THE B.B. KING
  BLUES FEST
2000
THE B-52'S
AND THE
GO-GO'S
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
JOE WALSH
2000
  ELTON JOHN
2000
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNG
REUNION TOUR 2000
NYE
1999-2000
WITH THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
THE EAGLES
MILLENIUM TOUR 2000
LAS VEGAS
ZZ TOP & LYNYRD SKYNYRD
TOM PETTY
  HOLLYWOOD
BOWL
PEARL JAM
 HALLOWEEN
WIDESPREAD
PANIC
BONNIE
RAITT
'99
BONNIE
RAITT
'98
METALLICA
H.O.R.D.E.
'98
THE
B-52's
FURTHUR
'98
VAN
HALEN
 311
JERRY
CANTRELL
   BARENAKED
LADIES
COUNTING
CROWS

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