Kid Rock and Joan Jett ROCK Cheyenne Frontier Days!
Were you part of the crowd on Friday, July 25, at Frontier Park?
You would have been some of the thousands of swaying arms that Kid Rock had waving throughout the stands at Frontier Park as he returned for an entertaining night that included fireballs, a saxophone player and a rock icon as an opener.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts had some technical issues at first but got plugged in and ripped into ‘Bad Reputation’ to start their set. The female rock icon even played the first song she ever wrote, ‘You Drive Me Wild,’ back before she was in The Runaways.
The Philadelphia band played some new cuts off their latest album ‘Unvarnished’ including ‘Fragile’ and rocked out on their hits ‘Cherry Bomb,’ ‘I Love Rock & Roll,’ Tommy James’ ‘Crimson & Clover and ‘I Hate Myself For Loving You.’
We saw the procession of vehicles crossing the arena, then Kid Rock filled the Frontier Park stage with his 12-piece band who rocked the audience in attendance.
A pre-recorded prayer from backstage with accompanying video opened his show.
Wearing a Jim Beam t-shirt, one of his tour sponsors, Kid Rock told the Cheyenne crowd he was going to ease them into the show and proceeded to tear through a wide mixture of rock, funk, blues, soul, rap and just jamming music.
Songs performed on Friday night included ‘All Summer Long,’ (with a little ‘Tom Sawyer’ and ‘Midnight Rider’ thrown in), ‘Cowboy’ and ‘Picture’ along with backing vocalist Stacy Michelle.
It was a great concert, by a talented entertainer who even played the piano on ‘Born Free’ did a little scratchin’ on the turntables and ran all around the stage-Kid Rock. Please bring your energy packed show to Cheyenne again any time.