Photos and Review By: Catrina Maxwell of CatMax Photography, LLC
Just as the rain started to fall Ted Nugent took the stage at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park in Alpharetta, Georgia. He was up to his usual self not holding anything back. If you were offended I’m sure he would have showed you the exit sign. He rocked through the hits like “Cat Scratch Fever”, “Strangle Hold” and many more. Next up, REO Speedwagon, who have been playing there rock ballads since 1967 and the rain wasn’t dampening this crowd from dancing and enjoying the hits. At times I felt like I was at a senior prom as couples danced and kissed their way through “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “Keep On Loving You”. The last act of the night were The Styx. They came out and lit up the stage with their energy and excitement. It was obvious these guys knew how to entertain a crowd. Lawrence Gowan (keyboards) did not stand still for one second; he had that keyboard spinning round and round as he played and singed. It was nice to see Chuck Panozzo join the band on stage for this show and the crowd was pleased to see him as well. The amphitheater did not sell lawn seats for this show and thankfully so as it poured rain through the entire show, but all the seats were full and this sold out crowd wasn’t worried about the rain as they rocked through the night with three legendary bands.