Saw Boston last night in Louisville

teefus

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great show. tom scholz had a crazy rig. 5 fridge sized racks, 4 rack organ, and a weird rig up front including a wedge, several foot pedal/controllers and something on a stand that i couldn't figure out. he had 2 techs moving him between organ, electric guitar and acoustic. the show sounded fantastic and they covered all of the hits. tom played 2 goldtops. gary pihl was the other guitarist and he played and sounded great 2. he was using the steinbergers with the headstock and a 4-5 huge rockman racks behind him. overall the band sounded great. boston's music really held up well over the years. more than i can say for nightranger who opened the show. brad gillis is a great player but the whammy squeals and hamstring stretch poses got old really fast. joel hoekstra is a great player. they kind of got shafted with the opening slot PA woes. the mix was muddy and it took 3-4 songs to get some issues worked out. hoekstra did a great job of covering jeff watson's parts and solos.
 

teefus

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there were some pick slides, yes. that compressy/clean gain thing he has going on is very unique. not for everyone i guess but i certainly enjoyed their show last night.
 

garret

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Saw them last year, I think Cheap Trick opened for them.

We enjoyed the show. That classic Boston sound.
 

Nickstrtcstr

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I saw Boston back in the late 80's when Brad was still alive. Gary Pihl was in place of Barry Goodreau. Good show. Tom took a solo spot on guitar that actually made me nod off though. I could have done without that.
 

teefus

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there were a couple of extended solo pieces on organ and guitar. it was tolerable, nothing too long. the band was really together. the gear looked like a logistical nightmare. tom was on a cable, no wireless. you could hear the hum and pop when they plugged or unplugged his guitar. kind of ironic when you think about the racks of gear behind him.
 

John Hurtt

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great show. tom scholz had a crazy rig. 5 fridge sized racks, 4 rack organ, and a weird rig up front including a wedge, several foot pedal/controllers and something on a stand that i couldn't figure out. he had 2 techs moving him between organ, electric guitar and acoustic. the show sounded fantastic and they covered all of the hits. tom played 2 goldtops. gary pihl was the other guitarist and he played and sounded great 2. he was using the steinbergers with the headstock and a 4-5 huge rockman racks behind him. overall the band sounded great. boston's music really held up well over the years. more than i can say for nightranger who opened the show. brad gillis is a great player but the whammy squeals and hamstring stretch poses got old really fast. joel hoekstra is a great player. they kind of got shafted with the opening slot PA woes. the mix was muddy and it took 3-4 songs to get some issues worked out. hoekstra did a great job of covering jeff watson's parts and solos.
I thought Joel Hoekstra was out of NR and joined Whitesnake?
 




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