July 18, 2009

Kid Rock Owns Detroit Rock City

Detroit's landscape at 6:30 a.m.

Last night's Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Truckers show turned Detroit upside down. Michigan's largest city was a long way from shutting down when Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid rocked 'em and rolled 'em.

A brief synopsis: Kid rocked the house. He played for about two–and–a–half hours, touring through his own hits and staples from other artists. One of the stranger moments in the show included a tribute to the late Michael Jackson: the Twisted Brown Trucker Band and Kid sang the classic, "ABC."

One highlight of the night was the heartfelt introduction to his new song, "In Times Like These."

Part of the chorus:

"I hear 'em singing about shutting Detroit down ...
I'll never leave because this is my hometown ..."

It's an incredible song — and all about Michigan. He reminded us, "I'm a Michigan boy, can you feel that?"

At around midnight, Kid said they had time for one more. It to the HUGE crowd that maybe he was just getting started. But, the final song was a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 25–year–old hit "Born in the U.S.A." It totally brought the house down. Who knew that Kid could put a different spin on the Springsteen classic, turn it into a Detroit anthem, and rock the city's night?

Kid is a patriot, a Michigan man, and proud of that. He's come a long way from dee jaying parties in basements in Mt. Clemens. He owned Detroit last night — and will certainly do the same tonight.

You hear about Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen selling out Madison Square Garden in New York City for 15 nights in a row. Last night, you just knew that Kid was ready to rock 'n' roll all night and party every day!

1 comment:

brad said...

great blog today rick..outstanding...did you hear the yankees have already taken the first 2 games of the series from the tigers....gotta love it baby....