Greeley Tribune's Review Of The Greeley Stampede Show live in Greeley, CO 7/3/09
Kid Rock took the stage at the Greeley Stampede on Friday night, regaling fans with a number of his hits, including All Summer Long, Amen, Picture, Cowboy and Bawitdaba.
Here's some highlights from his performance:
Time Kid Rock took the stage: 8:30 p.m.
Name of opening song: Rock N Roll Jesus.
Best Seat: It started more than 7 months ago Dec. 12, 2008, to be exact.
On that date, Cheryl Albaugh bought her friend, Dawn Paepke, tickets to see Kid Rock. Albaugh had seen Kid Rock before best show ever, she remembers and a return trip to see the country/R&B/rock/all-around star was necessary.
But first came the wait. It was tough, said Paepke. Those tickets just sat on that refrigerator door and begged for July 3 to arrive.
So when the sound started bellowing from the Greeley Stampede stage on Friday, and Kid Rock tore through his songs like Rock N Roll Jesus, Paepke standing front and center and dancing away could only say two words.
Nosebleed Section: Sean Snider also sat looking straight at that stage just a little farther back.
I love our seats, said Snider, his eyes glued to the stage in front of him, where Kid Rock continued to, well, rock. I don't want to move. We can see straight in.
Yes, Snider was referring to his seats in the most hallowed of rock concert gallows: The nosebleed section.
The sound was just about the same (loud, full of electric guitar) and the crowd, for the most part, was just as into the music.
And this suited Snider just fine.
Nosebleed is still OK, he said.
And look at this, continued Snider, motioning to the surrounding crowd, which was clapping its hands. It's a good time.
What Kid Rock said: Kid Rock decided to save his voice mostly for singing on Friday night, not talking to the crowd much except to rile them up. During his performance, however, Kid Rock played most every instrument on stage, performing on the guitar, piano, drums and even scratching a few records.
When it started to rain near the end of his performance, Kid Rock did offer one sentiment: I guess it's just going to have to rain because I'm not ready to go home yet.
How long Kid Rock rocked: An hour and a half.