Walking in McCaw Hall seeing purple hair, pink hair, no hair, feathers in hair. Leather lots of leather – leather pants, leather halters aww reliving those old days – it struck me whom I was seeing… Steven Tyler.
I first saw him when I was 14 years old and now I am 54 thinking to myself how will this guy pull this off? He is 68 – he has been through so much in his life time, what am I in for. It made me smile to see the familiar scarfs attached to the microphone stand.
What I was in for in “Out on a Limb” is this going to be a nod to the poster of the kitten “Hang in there baby”? No simply put is only to compare to The Cat in the Hat. A tale of a character that never ages – A character that busts down a door with fun – grinning ear to ear – there to take you on an adventure for young and old. “Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat (Deluxe Edition)
Steven Tyler with his band Loving Mary were going to show you how.
Old songs “Sweet Emotions”, “Walk this Way”, “Jaded” to familiar songs of Janis Joplin. Mixed in were the new “We’re all somebody from Somewhere” and “Red white and You” and “Love is your Name” country? No – Not in my option more like Southern Rock.
The audience never sat down during the entire performance. Either they were swaying side to side, singing, or a scene from Wayne’s World head banging. He took you on a musical tour and if you are my age it was a tour of your life and what you remember in that song. With his new songs comes new memories to make.
With the crowd favorite “Dream On” I can end by saying The Cat in the Hat ~ Steven Tyler stills has the moves ~ the swagger and the voice to continue dreaming on even at the age of 68, with new music and new memories to make.