Welcome to yesterday, where Hairball shows off the best of the 70s and 80s during a two-hour arena rock extravaganza featuring tons of singing along (it’s all hits, there are no ‘deep cuts’), loud music full of loud guitar solos, and pyrotechnics. Don’t call these guys just a cover band. Yes, they cover all the hit bands like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Poison and about 15 to 20 more, but it’s a new show every 5 to 10 minutes as they switch singers and costumes!
As usual, the band was absolutely loving the crowd, and there was plenty of interaction. The lead guitarist, known only as Happy, was top notch. So was Freaky on Bass Guitar. The last time I shot Hairball, Freaky gave me a hard time (all in good fun). (Want proof? Click here) But this time there was something a little different with him, he seemed kinda… Happy!
Hairball must love playing in front of the home crowd at The Myth. The place was packed, full of energy and beer was flowing (even though this was an all age event). It was a slightly different set this time around, some older bands (like Queen) got left on the cutting floor. It’s good to see a change of pace and a variety of different hits.
With as many bands as Hairball covers, you’d have a hard time finding another group as versatile. Each segment is meticulously planned and each band is given proper tribute. From Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose’s sway to Ozzy’s creepy smile and a funny walk, these guys have it down.
With all the bands from the 70’s and 80’s either retiring, breaking up or, in some cases, dying, Hairball is a great way to relive the past. They are as close to the real thing as possible. No, they won’t and can’t replace the original. Instead, they bring the party to you while you get to listen and enjoy a classic Hair(ball) Reenactment.
If you make it out see Hairball, they always put on a great show, the only thing you need to do is relax, enjoy the music and maybe partake in an adult beverage, All in all, it is a good time.
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