Now boarding…The Flight to Mars….!

One of the greatest annual rock shows happened again last night, Mike McCready’s semi-annual Flight To Mars benefit show for the Crohn’s Foundation (he serves as a regular fundraiser and advocate, as he has the illness). I’ve blogged about this before:

2016: http://www.theglasschicken.com/?p=2814
2017: http://www.theglasschicken.com/?p=3144

Last year we missed it because they simply didn’t have one – only an abbreviated performance at some other benefit later in the summer.

But as always, THIS. SHOW. ROCKS. If you haven’t gone before, it’s basically McCready and a number of other amazing music locals playing UFO covers, essentially a near-identical set list to the Strangers in the Night live album of yore.

And last night did not disappoint – the opener was a Cheap Trick cover band – ‘Dream Police’ with the Friel brothers (of Rockfords and Goodness fame, among others)- you can hear a different, earlier set they did at a previous benefit a couple months before here.

As to the set, awesome as per usual, and Tim DiJulio just keeps getting crazier with the guitar solos every year I see these guys. here’s a couple phonecam clips i found this am from the show:

Rock Bottom – poster has the date wrong on the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt-9tDSaI0U
Love to Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xh-TSXxTeY (not the entire song)

The encore was several Thin Lizzy numbers, then closing with

Let There Be Rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za20SzPJ8yI

and then Thank You:

Apparently Friday night’s show had a cameo from Chad Smith, Duff McKagan and others doing Jeepster from T-Rex… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcl6MiWR0NM

the majesty of ROCK, lives on….!

candybowl

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