Some people consider the rain a cleansing event. It can wash away the dirt and filth of a world that has been littered with the troubles of modern times. It almost gives things a chance to start fresh, or maybe at least a brief moment to forget the stress of the social unrest, politics, violence and the life around us. Well a few weeks back the rains that fell down upon the Rock Carnival gave its attendees the chance to forget the world they live in for a few days, and to let the flood of Rock-n-Roll wash over them. As was once said, “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast.” As came with the Fall rains, those words could not hold truer.
With the first day being almost a washout, festival organizer John D’Esposito was determined to put on a show for the dedicated fans that showed up and withstood the cold and sideways driving rain. A downpour that would not let up turned the once groomed and pristine ball field of First Energy Park into a sea of muddy red clay for the whole three day festival. There was a brief moment that the start might not even take off, but bands like CLUTCH and veteran rocker ALICE COOPER were not willing to let anyone down without a fight. You know it’s a good old fashioned Rock show when the fans are willing to let themselves get soaked and chilled to the core just to see a live performance! And you know what…the bands didn’t let them down!
SIXX STRINGS had a chance to talk with Rock Carnival artists ALICE COOPER and DORO, plus a few others that will be featured in a Part 2 recap coming soon. Take a listen, check out the photos by guest photographer Eric Tier, and remember why you go to Rock shows in the first place…