Essay on Kid Rock, Fuel, and Buckcherry

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Kid Rock, Fuel, and Buckcherry

For my first critical essay, I have chosen to review my attendance and experience at a rock concert. On Thursday January 18, at the Scottenstein Center in Columbus, I attended the concert of the controversial Kid Rock. Other performers at the show included rock bands Fuel and Buckcherry. Although there were only three bands that preformed that night, I found another source of entertainment within the crowd of people; the wild antics of the die hard fans. In my essay I will try and attempt to describe as realistically as possible, my experience. Prior to the concert I had been somewhat familiar with all three bands' music. I was excited to attend the show, but I didn't know what to expect.
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After about a twenty minute wait, the first band took the stage. The first band was my favorite of the three, Fuel. Fuel made a calm but cool appearance, and put on what I felt to be a great show. After they were done, I thought that the eighteen dollars I spent to buy a ticket was already well worth it.
Fuel has many songs on the radio, so the fans sang along and seemed to have a good time.
I also found myself getting extremely into their performance at times, and screaming out their lyrics in unison. After they exited the stage I heard a couple of nearby fans wishing they had played longer. Overall, their performance was outstanding. As we waited for the next band to take the stage, more people filtered into the arena. As more people arrived, I found the noise level to jump also. The space in front of the stage that I was occupying, seemed to get smaller and smaller as more people squeezed in. After another tedious wait,
Buckcherry arrived. Their entrance was a little bit louder and more fans seemed to get into it this time. As they played, I realized their music to be very heavy and thrashing at times. One song almost gave me a headache. On the up side, I enjoyed one of their songs a lot. It is called "All Lit Up". It gained great airplay on the radio a couple of years ago, and I actually have it in my collection at home. When Buckcherry performed this song I found myself jumping up and down along with the crowd. It is a real

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