It was a magical night for Asia and Journey fans...last night's concert at the KFC YUM! CENTER was awesome! I was surprised that Asia had as many recognizable hits as they did. Very well executed set. Then Journey hits the stage....and it was hit after hit after hit...a very heart warming introduction of their song Lights was made by Neal Schon. He explained that this was the second song he and Steve Perry created together...and he dedicated the performance to Steve Perry. The crowd went wild.
If anything good came from their induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame...was some peace among members and fans. Steve gave a very powerful and respectful speech in Cleveland and in the classiest move I could ever imagine...acknowledged Arnel Pineda as Journey's vocalist.
Were there some vocally challenged moments last night? Yes. You try to sing Steve Perry range vocals for two hours...every night. Musically...spot on. Did I pick up on any bad blood between Schon and Cain...maybe...but this too shall pass. It was nice to see a 70's/80's/90's band still pack an arena...and it was sold out! To all the members of Journey...past and present...keep on keepin' on...and thank you for the music!