Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Please Don't Change, I'll Never Be The Same

With a massive collection of hits to his credit, past drug problems, a lofty ego, a flashy wardrobe and an ever-present cigarette, Scott Weiland is a living cliché of the classic "rock star." But there's no denying it: Even after 20 years in the music business, he still has what matters most- talent. He proved it with an absolutely incredible show at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night.

Val and I scored last minute tickets to check it out. She's probably the biggest Scott Weiland fan I've ever met and of course, I'm always happy to tag along to see a live show at one of my favourite venues in the city. I wasn't disappointed. I've always been entranced by the way that Scott moves about on stage while he performs. He has a unique stage presence which I enjoy very much. The man pushes glam rock to the limit and possesses the kind of sex appeal that I just can't quite articulate with words. The sound was brilliant, his demeanor was sober and clear. The performance was flawless. After nearly two decades, Weiland's work as an artist and musician has hit a unexpected high point.

You can check out more of my photos from the show, plus a little video here.

1 comment:

Phaedra said...

I've always loved Scott Weiland, and though I read the critics were pretty harsh about his solo tour, it's nice to hear that he still 'has it'and the Commodore Show was good times.