Saturday, May 28, 2011

Venus in Overdrive Night in Milwaukee with Rick Springfield

May 20th 2011
Milwaukee, WI
Potawatomi Casino

Venus in Overdrive Night

Review & photo by: Rosie Malthaner

This was hands down my favorite night, just above request night.

The VIO album means a lot to me for many reasons and to finally hear ALL of it live was amazing. It was an emotional night as Sahara's Mom was there to share it with us.

The show started off with some old favorites and quickly got down to business. Some of these are great in the live regular set but some of these others should definitely added. 3 Warning Shots is one of my favorites. Oblivious was a little hard at the end for Rick but he got through it. This show was also being streamed live on Access RS. I'd love to see it again and it was mentioned on his website it would be on Access again soon.

Rick chatted on and off during the show about how some of the songs that were written with Matt came to be. I'm not sure I have the words to describe how awesome Saint Sahara sounded. The emotions were running high all night and this was the cumulation. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house and afterward Rick & the guys left the stage but there was no waiting for the encore music just some soft lighting. After a short break Rick & the band came back for what would be the encore of 3 songs.

After Rick ventured out into the audience for DTTS he came back to a silly string assault by
Matt & George. I have to give props to the band. Derek, Matt, Rodger, George B & even George N & Buzz worked hard in rehearsals for this show and it sounded great.

Set List:
Love Somebody
Affair of the Heart

VIO Album: (performed in order)

What's Victoria's Secret
I'll Miss That Some Day
One Passenger
3 Warning Shots
Time Stands Still
God Blinked
Nothing is Ever Lost
Saint Sahara

I've Done Everything for You

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