By Julie Worthen
There is nothing in the world like seeing the bands you grew up listening to. The entire crowd at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion were singing along from start to finish for the Cheap Trick set. Robin Zander came out in classic fashion, dressed head to toe in a rock star outfit. As he sang the first song “Hello There”, everyone in the crowd felt like he was signing to them personally!
Cheap Trick has continued to come out with new singles and records throughout the years and just like the old songs, everyone knows their new ones, especially their newest single “The Summer Looks Good on You”. Out in the lawn, they had the crowd swaying and dancing the night away taking in a beautiful summer night.
Rick Nielsen is known for being a guitar legend and he shredded on multiple guitars throughout the night. He started on his custom Hamer Box guitar and ending on one of his infamous five neck guitars, making the crowd go wild. Throughout the night he played licks with ease and showed how he has earned his name amongst the top rock guitarists.
Towards the end of the set, they performed some of the classics that only the most diehard of fans would know, all the way down to their most recent hits that everybody has come to know and love. “I want you to want me”, “Dream Police” and “Surrender” were among some of the classics they played. Everyone in the audience felt honoured to be able to see a band that has persevered through the decades live and in person. Cheap Trick are keeping classic rock alive and giving it the ability to grow with coming generations.