Recap and Fan experience: Teresa Schachtel
Bryan Adams – Greek Theater, May 20, 2017
Question? What in this Universe could top looking up into a beautiful starry sky on a balmy summer night at the Greek Theater? Oh, how about Bryan Adams crooning the perfect mix of love songs and rock hits while you sip red wine and sing along to all your favorite songs?
With his effortless voice; smooth as honey, Adams delivered a white hot show with a classy look. With his band dressed in suits, and Adams featuring his vintage yellow 1957 Martin D-18 six string, “Summer of 69” never sounded better!
With new songs, such as “Do What You Gotta Do,” Adams newest and 13th studio album, “Get Up,” produced by ELO frontman, Jeff Lynne, really delivers a snappy, rockabilly type of vibe with a lot of acoustic touches that we have grown to love from Bryan. Of course, all of our favorites like, “Kids Wanna Rock,” “Run To You,” “Heaven,” “Cuts Like A Knife,” definitely brought me back to my Momma’s front porch! My personal favorite of the night, was Bryan’s sultry Spanish guitar picking (which caused audience members to swoon) during “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman.”
Adams looks and sounds great and can really draw in an audience with his Golden Voice and timeless classics. One of the things that really stuck out to me was the backdrop video screen images that played while he performed. It was like a professionally shot photographic black and white art exhibit featuring cool video and photos. Bryan must have a “thang” for women’s sexy legs, too, because a lot of the video featured the Robert Palmer “Addicted To Love-esque” type of imagery.
Hey, I’m not a photojournalist with the best photos (*Editors note: “Ain’t THAT the truth!), but I love music and having a blast going to concerts and experiencing live music. I’m just like you, with my 5 mile away cell phone pics. But hey, life and music for me is about being in the moment, so why not enjoy it! Bryan Adams, definitely a tour worth catching and…a True Gent!
(Pictures provided by Heidi Geyer)