Concert Report by Scott Wright MSG at Roseland Theater, Portland, OR, U.S.A. June 16, 2007 Added on 07/07/2007
well i flew to portland , oregon form phoenix, az to see michael and
escape the heat here.
the opeing band , not sure of there name. but you can call them spinal
tap. they looked and played just like them. doug doppler played second.
he can play, but the whole idea of not having a band with him and jamming
to a sound track did little for me.
now for MSG. was a great atomsphere. was a neat little club. had a
elevated stage. and you could see from anywhere on the floor. michaels set
was exactly like the one i have seen posted on his web site. but when he
played "but i want more" he really shined. the whole band nailed that
song. and when wayne did his guitar solo on a new song. i think it was
"love trade". i was very impressed. what a find wayne has been for
michael. michael seemed to really be enjoying the show, he was very active
and smiling alot. the crowd really seem to get alot of energy for micheals
interaction with the crowd.
i really liked the way he changed up the solo on rock bottom. i have seen
michael 35 times. hard to believe with all this cancelled tours huh. but i
have been a fan since force it. and have seen him on every tour since. but
i drifted form the subject. his solo work on rock bottom was great. and to
hear hm play it a bit different , but still great was nice.
overall this show rocked , the band was tight. the crowd was into it. and
michale actually showed up. so lets all pray that MSG can get this going
again so the rest of you can see the show.