Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rock of Love in Charlotte

Alley Cat looked like a casting call for "Rock of Love: 3" on Wednesday night.

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s turned out in skimpy halter tops en masse to get a look at Poison frontman (and VH1 reality star) Bret Michaels, who played a 13-song, hourlong set at the uptown hot spot.

For those who coughed up the price of the $40 ticket, they weren’t disappointed (if they managed to overlook the poor sound quality at Alley Cat). Michaels worked the stage in his signature bandanna-cowboy-hat combo, playing to the adoring crowd and singing most of Poison’s big hits ("Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "Nothin’ But a Good Time" and "Unskinny Bop") plus a few unexpected ones like "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door."

After the show, a dozen or so women stood by the backstage entrance, hoping to catch the eye of Michaels’ right-hand man and bodyguard Big John, who was on a serious power trip. And several women did make it backstage for an audience with the ’80s rock star.

Ambre who?

Check out photos here.

Who else went last night? What did you guys think?


Anonymous said...

I dunno.... I thought it sounded great last night, and Bret deff. rocked it. It was nice to see him in an intimate setting. As far as the line of girls, he is still a rocker, and there are STILL groupies - 20,30 and 40s.... some things never change, and maybe thats not a bad thing!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what concert you were at but I think it sounded great. I felt like I was at an awesome rock show. Bret played to the crowd and got everybody singing. He played his stuff, poison stuff, and classic covers. $40 bucks is nothing for an intimate show.

Anonymous said...

truly pathetic

Anonymous said...

Eh I didnt think it was worth 40 dollars to see him. A friend of mine knows a girl who supposedly did some nastiness with the almighty Bret that night!!! SO much for Ambre!

Iredell Mel said...

What does this blog do exactly, besides promote shallowness ?

Anonymous said...

There is not one thing rock and roll about Bret Michaels. Poison was a pop band, and Ed Hardy doesn't equal rock and roll

Anonymous said...

I love this blog iredell mel! If you dont like it quit reading!

I like to know whats goin on in Charlotte.