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Skid Row @ Hard Rock Cafe (10/29/2006)

Logo - Skid Row

Artist: Skid Row
Venue: Hard Rock Café (New York, NY)
Date: 10/29/2006
Label: SPV Records

There is nothing like a Rock And Roll Halloween Party and tonight at The Hard Rock Café, a small amount of lucky fans of the Eddie Trunk radio show “Friday Night Rocks” would be able to enjoy a free show performed by Skid Row. Trunk has been doing a Halloween bash for a couple of years now, with Overkill and Skid Row being part of the past shindigs. The choice of venue was excellent because it is the brand new Hard Rock Café on Broadway in Times Square and the place if magnificent. Not only do you get a mini Rock museum but also deep inside you have cool bars and a great stage to see some hot music groups deliver the goods upon. It was my first time in the place so I was interested in seeing the lights and hearing the sound system given my venue knowledge from places such as Irving Plaza, B.B. Kings, and Nokia Theatre. It was a pleasant surprise as this is one great space and perfect for an intimate show, special event party like this, or industry/fan club showcases. To gain entry you had to listen to Eddies show and win access or email him on a specified time and day. I was not sure of the actual headcount but it did look at about 300 people and many of them were in costumes – after all this was a Halloween Bash. A contest for most popular costume was done first and included celebrity guest judges Mike Piazza (former NY Mets) and Michael Wagener (music super producer). The winners were a sexy nun and some sort of giant fly guy. I felt there were better ones around me but they didn’t get selected for the contest. With the formalities over, it was time to Rock & Roll with Skid Row.
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