I Had A Frampton Flash Forward!

Sometimes our interest is piqued by curiosity, the unknown or the simplistic want of adding to our own internal Rolodex of knowledge.  Our interest can also be heightened by something we already know and are comfortably familiar with.  Where real-life surprises can happen is when you experience something you’ve always known that completely amazes you at an entirely new level.  Something that so exceeds your expectations you feel the need to tell people about it.

Last night at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn, MA, I had a Peter Frampton flash forward.  It was like going back in time to see the future.  I was a witness to this old, weathered guitar God of the 70’s and 80’s up on a stage with his trademark Gibson Les Paul, his fingers moving up and down that fretboard with lightening precision, a band that was tight and very well rehearsed and a smile on this God’s face that reminded us all about the real reason why rock and roll exists in the first place.  Here he was, Peter Frampton, performing the entire Frampton Comes Alive set list, a knock down version of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Son and a spattering of other recent tunes, loving every minute of the chance to once again grace the stage with his unique, timeless talents.  You can easily tell he has learned many things about life on and off the road since those days when women drooled over his long blonde locks and bare chest.  He’s been through the typical rock and roll grinder and has come out on the other side a fresh, vibrant, meaningful performer on the stage that is once again his and at his command. (more…)

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