I watched The Cult concert in Chicago!

littlebadboy

Squier-Nut
Jul 13, 2018
664
USA
One of the bands that inspired me to play was The Cult! I have always wanted to see them play live as a teenager in the 80s. Being in a third world Asian country, I always thought that there would be zero chance that they would come. I wouldn't have afforded the ticket anyway. It took me almost 4 decades to finally being able to watch them now that I'm in America, and even better because I was accompanied by my already adult son! I had the biggest smile watching them! What an amazing experience and show!

Pictures with description and a compilation video...


The Riviera Theatre in Chicago was a great venue because it catches the old Chicago vibe.

This was the stage level. I preferred the balcony as we get to sit and see the whole view of the set... part of my being a gear geek.





My son and I. I realized how old I was when I noticed that the crowd was composed of 99% daddys and mommys, and grandparents too! And... we noticed that we were the only Asians in the house too!

And, the mayhem starts!



The vocal exciter, Ian Astbury! Looking good at 60!



My guitar idol, Billy Duffy with his black and lemon burst Les Pauls made by the Gibson custom shop! Not a flashy shredder, but very melodic.




Billy Duffy with his iconic Gretsch G7593T Falcons in black and white.




John Tempesta was on drums (ex Exodus, Testament and White Zombie), Grant Fitzpatrick on bass, and Damon Fox on keyboards.

I really enjoyed the show! I had the widest smile from start to end! It was a dream come true moment for me! The show was incredible too as it was like watching a non-stop action movie! My son enjoyed it a lot too eventhough it wasn't his generation!

Thanks for reading and watching!
 

miket1117

Squier-holic
Gold Supporting Member
Mar 31, 2018
2,747
Kansas City
One of the bands that inspired me to play was The Cult! I have always wanted to see them play live as a teenager in the 80s. Being in a third world Asian country, I always thought that there would be zero chance that they would come. I wouldn't have afforded the ticket anyway. It took me almost 4 decades to finally being able to watch them now that I'm in America, and even better because I was accompanied by my already adult son! I had the biggest smile watching them! What an amazing experience and show!

Pictures with description and a compilation video...


The Riviera Theatre in Chicago was a great venue because it catches the old Chicago vibe.

This was the stage level. I preferred the balcony as we get to sit and see the whole view of the set... part of my being a gear geek.





My son and I. I realized how old I was when I noticed that the crowd was composed of 99% daddys and mommys, and grandparents too! And... we noticed that we were the only Asians in the house too!

And, the mayhem starts!



The vocal exciter, Ian Astbury! Looking good at 60!



My guitar idol, Billy Duffy with his black and lemon burst Les Pauls made by the Gibson custom shop! Not a flashy shredder, but very melodic.




Billy Duffy with his iconic Gretsch G7593T Falcons in black and white.




John Tempesta was on drums (ex Exodus, Testament and White Zombie), Grant Fitzpatrick on bass, and Damon Fox on keyboards.

I really enjoyed the show! I had the widest smile from start to end! It was a dream come true moment for me! The show was incredible too as it was like watching a non-stop action movie! My son enjoyed it a lot too eventhough it wasn't his generation!

Thanks for reading and watching!
great story... a dream come true and a happy ending! nice pics, too! thanks for sharing!:cool:
 

Davis Sharp

Dr. Squier
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Jan 7, 2016
9,190
Maryland, USA
Congratulations. Glad you got a chance to enjoy them live.

I know the feeling of being the only Asian person at a concert. I enjoy confusing people. No, I am not here for IT assistance 😃
 


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