DAY TWO: The M3 Rock Festival Columbia Maryland Saturday May 14th
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Where do I start, everyone has their own opinion about bands that should have played, that did play. Most people I spoke to have their one band that they wanted to see. Others said that Kix needs to be there every year because Kix is M3. Others were just happy to be there for the event itself and for those people it really does not matter who plays as long as they have a good time. I think I fall into all of the above categories. For me personally I am happy there is an east cost destination festival that plays the music I grew up on and that can I go to.
There is so much to talk about so I am only going to pick and choose key things that stick out. This was an early day. At M3 you have so many choices.
Pretty Boy Floyd was the first band I caught. The only bad part about their set was they had a short set time. I would have liked to have seen a longer set but with so many bands playing its understandable why it was so short.
The songs they played rocked, going on that early in the day has to be hard for any band but the P.B.F. fans showed up and they let the band know it.
Pretty Boy Floyd: Setlist Was As Follows
Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz
Toast Of The Town
Rock and Roll Outlaws
I Wanna Be With You
Your Momma Won’t Know
Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set The Night On Fire)
Faster Pussycat: These guys always put on a fun show. If you are a fan you know what I’m talking about. I have seen these guys so many times but this time it seemed they brought their A game and nailed it.
Big Noize: All Star Cover Band Featuring: Joe Lynn Turner, Phil Soussan, Carlos Cavazo, and Vinny Appice. Considering Monday the 16th marked the first year of Ronnie James Dio’s passing it was good to hear the Dio songs these guys played and Joe Lynn Turner did them well.
Big Noize: Setlist Was As Follows
Mob Rules(Black Sabbath cover)
Rainbow In The Dark(Dio cover)
Stone Cold(Rainbow cover)
Shot In The Dark(Ozzy Osbourne cover)
Street Of Dreams(Rainbow cover)
Last in Line(Dio cover)
Cum On Feel The Noize(Quiet Riot cover)
Bang Your Head (Metal Health)(Quiet Riot cover)
Lita Ford headlined and packed the second stage area. She rocked it. It was uncovered and raining lightly but that did not stop her fans from watching her play.
Lita: Setlist Was As Follows
Larger Than Life
Gotta Let Go
Dressed To Kill
Back To The Cave
What Do Ya Know About Love
Falling In And Out Of Love
Close My Eyes Forever
Kiss Me Deadly
Whitesnake, Headlined the main stage this year. They are on tour in support of their 11th studio album “Forevermore” I have to say I am not the biggest Whitesnake fan but they put on a great show. David Coverdale’s voice was spot on. The guitar duel between Reb Beach And Doug Aldrich was fantastic.
And just to add we (my wife and I) left Columbia Maryland on Sunday the 15th to head home in upstate PA. and my only thought was sleep but we ended up seeing Whitesnake at Penns Peak in Jim Thorpe PA that night and they played just as well.
Whitesnake: Setlist Was As Follows
Give Me All Your Love
Love Ain’t No Stranger
Is This Love
Steal Your Heart Away
Lay Down Your Love
Love Will Set You Free
My Evil Ways
Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Fool For Your Lovin’
Here I Go Again
Still Of The Night
Tesla: Set list Was As Follows
Song And Emotion
Sebastian Bach, hummmm the sound might have been bad during his performance. I have seen SB a bunch of times and his sound is either great or just bad. We left the pavilion during his set and it sounded a lot better from the lawn.
Sebastian Bach: Setlist was as follows
(Love Is) A Bitchslap
18 And Life
Piece of Me
I Remember You
Firehouse, people love these guys. Everyone sang along. I don’t think these guys have lost anything performance wise. They still sound as good as they did when they first came out.
Firehouse: Setlist Was As Follows
Hold Your Fire
Shake & Tumble
All She Wrote
When I Look Into Your Eyes
Love Of A Lifetime
Reach For The Sky
Don’t Treat Me Bad
LOOKING FORWARD TO M3 2012