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Sean Patrick

103.7 WMGM Presents STP, Bush, & The Cult - Hard Rock 8/1/18

103.7 WMGM Rocks Presents the Revolution 3 Tour with Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, & The Cult 
Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 
8/1/18

Wednesday, August 1st saw the first of several exclusive WMGM Concert Events at the brand new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with the Revolution 3 Tour featuring Stone Temple PIlots, Bush, and The Cult.  One hell of a triple bill and one hell of an Atlantic City Rock concert that are far and few between at the moment.  

Shout out to the Hard Rock staff helping us make our broadcast go smooth.  More shout outs to Billy Duffy of The Cult and Eric and Jeff from STP for stopping by the broadcast and chatting on air.  Also to the Bush and STP camps for allowing me to jump on stage for a quick minute before the bands took the stage.

Lots of WMGM love throughout the Hard Rock and always fun taking winners backstage to meet the bands!
The Cult hit the stage slightly after 7.  I didn't get to see much of them unfortunately.  Running around handling business made it impossible to enjoy the show.  I did see parts of She Sells Sanctuary and Fire Woman.  From what I heard the band was on fire and Ian's vocals are still amazing.  

Bush hit the stage next ripping into Machinehead.  The crowd was on its feet throughout the show singing along to hits like Everything Zen, The Chemicals Between Us, Swallowed, Little Things, and more.  As always, Gavin ventured into the crowd during their cover of The Beatles "Come Together".  I'm sure is thrilled every time he does this as the ladies flock towards him to get a quick hug or, um grope.  The closer Comedown was excellent as always.  Gotta say, Bush still delivers a great show that I first witnessed back in Philly in 1997.  

STP took the stage to close out the Revolution 3 Tour.  A home state show for the Deleo Brothers and the Atlantic City debut of new frontman Jeff Gutt.  I've enjoyed chatting with him on the phone and in person about his roll in the band and like me, a big STP fan for years.  I wrote about him months ago about how he honors the classic STP catalog rather than try to act like the late Scott Weiland on stage.  At times, he does sound like Weiland, but I believe that is just a coincidence.  From Wicked Garden to Vasoline to Dead & Bloated to Interstate Love Song, it's great just to hear these songs live again.  Robert, Dean, and Eric are as tight as ever, which I'm a believer was just as important to the bands live show and success as much as the amazing frontman duties of Scott Weiland.  The new tunes STP played, Meadow and Roll Me Under, were equally as good as well and fit the setlist perfectly.  Sex Type Thing closed a great night of Rock!  

A great night of Rock n Roll in Atlantic City!  The Hard Rock did an excellent job with the Etess Arena, as well as the entire casino!   Looking forward to head back and seeing many more shows in the future!

 

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