INXS – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, Florida

INXS - Clearwater - FloridaMy wife has been a avid INXS fan since high school. INXS and Genesis were my favorite bands then, but I didn’t have her same level of devotion. When I found out that there were going to do a reality show to find a new lead singer, I was excited. When my wife found out, she was ecstatic.

Fast-forward a few months and we’re in Florida and the show is about to being. Nicole is hoping the the show will measure up to previous show from she’d seen in the 80s and 90s. I’m hoping they don’t sound like a cover band of album-version tuner. To my surprise, the first note plays and the hair stands up on the back of my neck. The remainder of the show was just as exciting.

The new lead singer is great with all of the old songs. Their new songs are surprisingly fantastic. Their stage presence is everything one would expect from a band with this much history.

Although I haven’t heard most of the songs in years, I remember the lyrics perfectly and help from singing along.

I was expecting a nice vacation with my wife and an enjoyable concert. Instead, I had a perfect honeymoon-like week with my wife and got the rare opportunity to stunned by a band that hasn’t been together in years. Their comeback is well-deserved.

Link to thread discussing this show

Opening Act – Love Hammer opening: With all of the Love Hammer t-shirts we saw before the show, I assumed that they would be pretty descent. They were terrible. There was one song that was tolerable and that was the best one. I hope to never have to sit through something like that again.

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