“Do you still believe you live in the greatest country in the world?” asked Kid Rock.
“Amen,” responded the crowd.
Kid Rock talks the talk and walks the walk. For nearly two hours Kid Rock poured his heart and soul into his performance at the Seminole Casino’s Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. There were times the sweat dripped down his face as his hat, a trademark of Rock’s, shadowed his eyes while holding back his long hair. Then he would stop and look out over the audience, up to the 200 level and even to those in the back, acknowledging his fans and soaking it all in.
The floor seemed alive, arms stretched out towards the stage feeding Kid Rock energy like a thousand electrical cords. The stage was set up like a “T” so Rock was able to come out on the floor with fans all around him. The floor was open which meant no seats and general admission. Just like the old days.
The stage set was a take on a saloon from the Wild, Wild West, complete with enormous Longhorn antlers under the drums, the eyes lighting up red and smoke puffing out the sides. There was also the black bear with his Mardi Gras beads (it was Fat Tuesday after all), and Jim Beam written across the front of the bar matching Kid Rock’s vest. If that wasn’t enough the flashes of fire that came up through the floor of the stage kept you awake.
Not that anyone at the sold-out show at the Hard Rock Live needed to be awakened. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was on their feet for most of the show. It was a beer-drinking, pot-smoking rock fest. Although Kid Rock is not just rock and roll.
Kid Rock flitters across many music genres. His lyrics say it the best: “Punk Rock to the hip-hop/I’ll take you higher than a treetop/You’ll roll with Kid Rock/forever with Kid Rock.
Rock has five Grammy Awards nominations and his 1998 record Devil Without a Cause sold 11 million albums. He played “Cowboy” from that album and “All Summer Long” and his version of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” had the crowd singing along.
In a video during the show Rock dissed LeBron James about wanting a championship ring claiming: “It’s all about where you come from. I will never forget where I came from.”
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