Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pat Benatar And Neil Giraldo Play To A Sold Out Room At The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 7/8/11

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Imagine you are at a show where everyone is happy and on their feet dancing, and everyone knows every lyric to every song - because every song is a mega powerhouse hit.  Sounds like heaven, right?  That is a Pat Benatar concert.  

Pat has been rockin'  it since the late 70's.  Her amazing voice only seems to get better with time.  Have you ever been to a concert where the band didn't sound anything like their studio album?  Or they just didn't sound that good live?  Not Pat.  She is actually better live!  Before turning into a rock goddess she was a trained opera singer.  Her voice will surely go down in history as one of the best female vocals of all time.  And yes, she's got the Grammys to prove it.

There were some parts of the concert where the singing fans were louder than the band.  Nobody was holding back until Pat dedicated Hell is For Children to Caylee Anthony.  She was spot-on.  There wasn't a dry eye in the place.

This was a fun ROWDY show.  When the fans called the band back for an encore the band performed a version of Heartbreaker with Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire incorporated in the middle of the song.  It was perfection reincarnated in a song.

Pat Benatar is grit, style and class all rolled up into one petite rock-star package.  I have been singing her songs into my hairbrush since I was four years old.....  but then again, who hasn't?  We are all guilty of channeling our inner Pat Benatar from time to time! 

Here a some pictures from the show!

We got an autographed book!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Suggested Reading:   You can purchase Pat's book here

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