I've never been a big fan of Cheap Trick. But I enjoy their big hits and respect them for what they have contributed to rock and roll. When I saw they were to be a featured band at the Carolina Rebellion this year, I decided to put them on my list of must see bands at the festival. And they did not disappoint. The performance was great! Cheap Trick rocked it hard and loud. The crowd was a mix of younger and older. Here are some scenes from the show I captured with my Canon S100.
Rick Nielson had a lot of energy during the show. He was all over the stage displaying his custom guitars and tossing handfuls of guitar pics into the audience. I like a musician like this making the show fun.
The one original member of Cheap Trick who does not travel with the band now is Bun E. He is still a member of the band, but what I gather is he doesn't tour anymore. The son of Rick Nielson, Daxx, is sitting behind the drum kit and loves what he's doing.
For those of you who do not know who Jesse James Dupree is, you're missing out. Dupree is the founder of the rock band Jackyl. They've been around since 1987 rocking venues and festivals around the world. Their sound is like AC/DC. If you love hard rock, I recommend catching them live. During the show, Rick kept bringing out Dupree to sing the chorus of Surrender. Loved it.