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Alice Cooper, Jacksonville, 10/29/13

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By: Robbo

Halloween came two days early. Just after 8pm the lights went down at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida, and then through a rain of fire emerged the master. This was the fifth time I’ve seen Alice Cooper perform, the first time being in 1980. I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my day, but when you go to see Alice, it’s a show. And, at 65 years of age, he still does a damned good job at it. From snakes and straightjackets to Frankenstein’s monster and the Guillotine, there’s just no mistaking an Alice Cooper show for any other.

The audience was on their feet from the very first second. Young and old, some dressed for the occasion, the fans of Alice do not sit. For the almost two hour show Alice gave them no reason to. And from “Hello Hooray” to “School’s Out”, it was all over much too soon.

Alice’s Raise The Dead Tour set list stays fairly to the following:

Hello Hooray

House Of Fire
No More Mr. Nice Guy

Under My Wheels
I’ll Bite Your Face Off
Billion Dollar Babies
Department Of Youth
Hey Stoopid
Dirty Diamonds
Welcome To My Nightmare
Go To Hell
He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)
Feed My Frankenstein
Ballad Of Dwight Fry
Break On Through (Doors cover)
Revolution (Beatles cover)
Foxy Lady (Hendrix cover)
My Generation (Who cover)
I’m Eighteen
School’s Out

(words and photos: Robbo)



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