Living Colour made a stop in Cleveland right before New Years Eve. What a show!
I first saw the band open up for the Rolling Stones in '89. Well I actually only saw one song as I had to wait on my brother to get to old Cleveland Stadium. I was pretty upset that I missed their show, but I did get to hear "Cult of Personality."
The next time a saw Living Colour was in '93 when they headlined the Cleveland Agora (the same place of Springsteen's infamous show in the '70s). It was one of the most energetic shows that I have ever been too. Corey stage dove into the pit. It was awesome.
This past summer, Living Colour opened up for Aerosmith at the Concert for Legends during the football Hall of Fame weekend. They actually started early so they could sneak in a couple of extra tunes. They were great! As an added bonus, Brad Whitford joined the band onstage to play on a couple of tunes. Since it was the last show of the tour, Living Colour joined Aerosmith on stage for "Walk this Way."
So when they announced that Living Colour was going to play a 400 seat theater, I was all about it. I actually had to buy a ticket as my colleague put in to shoot the show, and they only gave 1 ticket (I reviewed it anyway). It was awespme so see this great band in such a small venue. They totally rocked. The best thing, they said that they would all sign at the merch table after the show! Corey said, "Stop on by, we will sign anything and everything!" So cool!
I went through the line twice and ended up getting my Vivid lp, Stain CD cover, drum head and mini guitar signed by the band. It was a great way to end my year!