Well, not too close but the floor tickets to Alice Cooper let me get about thirty feet from the stage. Could have pushed in closer but I was pretty comfortable and had a great view where I was. I started to complain about standing for two hours then remembered who was on stage. Alice Cooper is the same age as my mom.
I’m not a superfan, but 2016 seems to be taking a lot of celebrities off the touring list so I figured I would take the leap and see him, since I wasn’t sure I’d ever get another chance. I was not disappointed! The show was fun, very theatrical, and pretty much exactly as I expected. The playlist was a solid series of greatest hits plus a nice set late in the show where he paid tribute to Keith Moon, David Bowie, and Lemmy Kilmister with performances of Pinball Wizard, Suffragette City, and Ace of Spades.
They closed with School’s Out — filling the air with bubbles and feathers (which were actually tissue paper) — and I did wonder whether he gets bored of singing that song. They did one encore, Elect Me, complete with fighting presidential candidates.
I’m glad I went and saw the show. The audience was mostly courteous and well behaved and it felt like everything was right in the world to have Alice Cooper wish everyone a Happy Halloween on his way off stage.