September 25th 2010
Best Buy Theatre (formerly The Nokia Theatre)
New York, NY
Review & pictures by Rosie Malthaner
Well I was going to do my own review of this show but I came across this review and thought I would share that......
http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-in-new-york/rick-springfield-lights-up-the-best-buy-theater The only thing that the reviewer got wrong was that it wasn't Purple Haze but Fire Rick played.
A few additional notes....As we were on our way to the venue through Times Square we stopped to check out the Naked CowGirl and who do we we see making his way though the crowded streets of NYC??? None other than our favorite rock star and his entourage...And yes that is his publisher, Stacy teasing us with a copy of Late, Late at night.
Rick did stop the show at one point to acknowledge the security force that was causing a ruckus in the front row area. The Nokia, sorry I just can't call it Best Buy yet, what a stupid name, has always been one of those venues that stage rushing is a given and that cameras have never been a problem. Well security didn't get that message and threatened the crowd on our side that they would shut down the show at one point if everyone didn't go back to their seats. They also told us on the way in that we needed to check our SLR cameras, um, no! It can stay in my bag if that is the case. However, Rick told the crowd and security that pictures are fine with him and that security needed to leave everyone alone because it was a big distraction to him! I believe he told them to "relax your crack" Good for you Rick! After that, security seemed to disappear on my side of the stage. He talked about how he forgets that the fans that follow him from show to show have real jobs and its funny when he runs into them while they are working as he did on a flight one day as our friend Jackie is a flight attendant, he actually first called her a stewardess to which she corrected him.
He also made his way out into the crowd for DTTS after noticing a friend that had a better hat on that Matt! After our friend Bill obliged him and sang he made his way back to the stage but not before being groped so bad that he stopped and looked for the culprit. He found 11 yr old Sara on his way back and brought her up on stage for a little song & dance.
Jack White was also in attendance but didn't join the band. And much to our surprise & delight Jesus Saves made it's way into the encore before ending with Kristina.
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