Dear concert promoters - Who told you having Bush open for Nickelback was a good idea? Who thinks Chad Kroeger is better than Gavin Rossdale? Yet it was Gavin Rossdale's band that opened for Chad Kroeger's bunch on Friday, Jan. 1 at the American Airlines Center. As my good friend, Chris, noted in a text, "This is like Frank Sinatra opening for Justin Bieber".
Bush killed it on Friday night, playing their notables such as Glycerine, Comedown, the Chemicals Between Us, and a spirited cover of the Beatles' "Come Down" in which Rossdale ran throughout the crowd singing.
I digress. Regardless of what you think of Nickelback's music, of which I will have more on later, attending one of their shows does provide some of the best people watching this side of a NASCAR infield. As you can see from the first two photos, Nickelback does not exactly draw the country club crowd.
Of all the fans I came across, my favorite was the final shot of this set of three: Ms. Corene Pack of Waco made the trip with a friend to watch Nickelback.
She was nicknamed, "Rockin' Granny" for her time here.
She has two grandchildren, ages 5 and 8.
Now, does she know any Nickelback tunes? No. She's just a big time rock and roll fan, but grew up more with the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, CCR and Lyndard Skynard.
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