Welcome to 2012 everyone!!! Did anyone get the license plate number of the truck that 2011 ran us down in? Man was that fast. Well, now it’s time to get this 2012 stuff underway and start delivering the Metal madness in proper fashion. The first show I would be attending this year would be the inimitable Steel Panther who were making a return visit after just being around these parts in October of 2011. It’s always a lot of fun to check out their shenanigans and this time they would perform at Irving Plaza. Click on the logo below to be taken to the full concert report and all the photos I snared at the gig. Then keep on scrolling to enjoy some other stuff that was captured at the gig.
Irving Plaza has a marquee but you really only see the bands name presented as you are walking into the venue. It’s not really the same as the nearby Gramercy Theatre does it but at least it’s something.
The fans were out in force for the show (it was sold out by the way). I snapped a few of them from the photo trenches for your indulgence. You might be able to see some fans dressed up in these shots and before you ask, the girls did not flash the band. They were prompted to do so, but they did not. I would not have been able to post that for you anyway. Sorry. Some standards over here :p
The band also brought up a couple of Asian girls for the song “Asian Hooker”. My friend thought that they were plants but one girl came up to the stage from all the way in the back and the other from a not too close to stage area so I disagreed. These shows are now very much in tune with audience participation and everyone seems to be having fun, no matter how politically incorrect it might seem. Here are some shots of these ladies.
After the song Michael Starr kept this girl onstage for some additional banter and asked her how her oral skills were. I’m being polite here by the way. Her reply was “good”. Oh my.
The merchandise was pretty much the same as that which I photographed when the band last played so I didn’t bother doing that this time around. I did manage to snare a quick video of the band being joined by the whole audience for their hit number “Community Property”. This song always manages to crack me up. The video is rather amusing as well so do look it up.
Of course it would not be a rousing Metal show if it was not loaded with some familiar faces so here are some of the folks that I met or knew in the venue this evening. First up are Rick, my friend Holly and I.
Next up we ran into Bile’s live guitarist Dave Sussman and his lovely missus to be Miss Tiffany. It was nice to see them at the show.
Last but not least, I chanced upon the lovely Miss Tina Fisher of Rock Diva News and we just had to get a shot together for posterity.