Pictures and Recap by Natalia Britt
Upon entering the venue, it was very dark and packed out inside, yet. at the same time, the setting was still very small and intimate.
The opener, Hillbilly Herald, played an amazing opening set and their song “Hotter Than The Devil’s Dick”, was just that. A 30 minute intermission then followed Hillbilly Herald’s excellent performance.
During this time, everyone in attendance held onto their coveted spots towards the front, as nobody wanted to lose their close proximity to the stage.
Right around 9:30, Slash and Myles Kennedy with the Conspirators finally took the stage.
Myles Kennedy was engaging with the crowd in an amazing charismatic way, shaking peoples’ hands and interacting with fans. A group of kids in the front row brought a banner showing that they came all the way from Spain just to see this show. Toward the middle of the show, as Hillbilly Herald so prophetically predicted in their hit single, it got really hot inside, but people somehow persevered.
The more the band played, the more the crowd danced, jumped around and sang the lyrics of the songs. Toward the end of the show, there was even a little mosh pit in the middle of Slither, which closed the main part of the show.
Prior to the band returning for the encore. the crowd sang the lyrics of the Sweet Child O’ Mine.
In more post-SSMF excitement, the band has two more special shows taking place – both tonight and Saturday on the Sunset Strip at the Roxy and The Whisky-A-Go-Go, respectively. If you are a fan of Slash and/or Myles, those shows are definitely the hot ticket to have and both shows have been long sold out since their on-sale date. If you have not seen these guys live yet and have the chance, the definitely do it! And be sure to come EARLY!