3 Doors Down took the first headlining slot of the evening playing before Daughtry and I just have to say that these boys from Mississippi are a fine example of a great American rock band. It was one of those experiences where I was familiar with the bands debut album but wasn’t expecting much from their catalog. Needless to say I was shocked by how many of their songs I knew, they were also tight as a bell and were really enjoying themselves on stage which is always nice to see in a band. They whipped out a Megadeath cover and lead vocalist Brad Arnold was presented with a Cardinals jersey commemorating the recent passing of Stan Musial. Brad proudly displayed the back of the jersey which of course adorned Stan the Man’s name and the number 6 which was his number his entire career, this was the perfect thing to get a crowd full of devout Cardinals fans to loose their shit. For me and many people in the room, 3 Doors Down kind of stole the momentum from the show leaving a unenthused feeling for Daughtry who was closing the night out.
This write up is tight and straight to the point, it’s almost 3 am and I have to start my day job at 8am. I loved 3 Doors Down and Daughtry was just Daughtry, like American Idol is just a network television show. Enjoy the pics, the lighting was fantastic!