Let me start off by saying I’m not here to defend Scott Weiland in any way, shape, or form. I like to tell a story how it happens and I try not to sugar coat things… well, at least from my perspective that is.
|But I know, I know… it’s definitely not cool to keep your fans waiting for close to 3 hours to start a show, it was also a Tuesday night and people have to catch trains and get up for work in the morning.. I get it. But it still always surprises me just how personal people take things. They get down right angry and irate over stuff. I’ve seen it before more than once.
Ack it’s also, not pretty when 700 drunk dudes are screaming asshole and throwing bottles at the stage… Calm down everyone, Scott is here.. plus I’m dressed in the highest of heels and in the cutest of outfits. Look at me, I’m all buxom and curvy and ready to rock. Notice how someone is checking out my ass again! Seriously people?
Next up was “I am the Resurrection” by The Stone Roses, umm of course I know the Stone Roses! Everyone knows that Europeans love Toni.. and when they ask me my favorite artist and I say “The Stone Temple Pilots” their response is usually something like “brilliant brilliant, that’s class.. now do you like The Stone Roses?” So anyway I do really like this song. He also starts by telling a story about the first time he tried dropping acid and woke up to this glorious music, which is this song. watch and decide for yourselves.
Now I’ll admit I didn’t quite know what was happening here with all the covers at first.. but I was going with it.. At one point I thought he was taking requests of what the audience wanted to hear. I kept yelling out “Break on Through”. LOL but instead I got “Road House Blues”! Yes! One of my all time favorite Doors songs and for me the highlight of the night. And worth all the hours of waiting and achy hurty feet a girl could stand.
Now tell me that wasn’t awesome?
He went on to complete the night with “Fame” by David Bowie, “Francis Farmer” by Nirvana and finally an Encore of Unglued by none other than The Stone Temple Pilots.
In my opinion, the whole night seemed like allot of really bad planning on someone’s part. First off let’s be realistic here.. Book signing at 7pm and a scheduled 9pm performance… Anyone who is a fan and has been to a show before could’ve told you he wasn’t showing up before 11pm minimum. And second of all, someone should have told the audience that it would be an evening of covers that was meant as a companion to his book. I would have been cool with that. I think it was between all the hours of waiting and drinking overpriced drinks only to be greeted with unfamiliar music got people so riled up that they didn’t even wanna give the set a chance. Personally, it just shows how similar our taste in music really is. Oh Scott, you really do “get me”. LOL So regardless of the long wait , the slow start, and the constant starring of my ass… and although it was not exactly what I had expected, I have to say I was pleased with the end of the show.
I hope you enjoyed the recap of my night out. Until next time! xoxo Toni
For more photos check out The Gallery: Scott Weiland: Gramercy Theater
You also might enjoy: Stone Temple Pilots: Gramercy Theater
For more videos check out: The official Toni’s Night Out youtube channel