Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bret Michaels/FireHouse Video Showcase!!

As previously hinted at, we are dedicating some time (a whole post, in fact) to fallout from Saturday night's Bret Michaels/FireHouse concert at The Dreammaker's Theater at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino! Given the popularity of Bret's local concerts from regional hair metal fans (this was at least his fifth since 2005), one had to assume we'd get a lot of videos from it, and there are a healthy amount now on YouTube, so let's kick off this showcase of what you saw or missed at Kewadin the other night!

Seven videos from Saturday night come from YouTube user Christopher Paci's channel, joining numerous other videos from recent Kewadin & Canadian Nightclub shows, including four from Bret Michaels' set! Uploaded yesterday, all of his Bret videos are of Poison covers rather than newer solo originals, and they include "Talk Dirty To Me", "Something To Believe In", "Every Rose Has It's Thorn", and (as embedded below) "Nothin' But A Good Time", so click each link to check them out! Chris' angle is roughly central to the stage, if shaky & not especially close (with no zooming again), but there's a nice clear view of Bret and his band, and attendee heads & arms aren't generally a major issue. Everyone sounds good, and Bret doesn't sound much different from Poison's heyday, and he still has a solid command of the crowd! Fans may be curious to see Bret's tease of bringing Poison themselves to the Sault this summer through the video below, which would be interesting for sure if it happened! Check out Chris' videos of Bret above, and here's "Nothin' But A Good Time!

Chris' other three clips from this concert are of openers FireHouse, as he captured the North Carolina glam rock standouts playing their songs "When I Look Into Your Eyes", "Rock On The Radio", and (as embedded below) "Shake & Tumble", so click each link to see these videos! The video quality's no different, but we get a nice look at FireHouse in action, who still have the same energy and sound that fans remember from their peak! If you missed them since their last time in the Soo in 2009, check out their videos above and below, and stay tuned for one more from their set at the end of this post!

Next up, I know of one other Bret Michaels video from Saturday night, as YouTube user Chad Carter uploaded this video of Bret covering Poison's "Talk Dirty To Me" at the show to his YouTube channel yesterday. Much closer to the stage, Chad was on the stage's far right, and his video has solid audio quality that fans should appreciate! That said, the video is somewhat muddy looking, and I think there was an auto-stability filter put on it, but it's another solid clip, and you can see Bret's engagement with close fans nicely, so give it a look below!

The last video from the show that I currently know about is of FireHouse playing their song "Love Of A Lifetime", as uploaded by YouTube user shyangel1978 yesterday, and though there's no credits to the Soo in the information, the clothing and stage setup match Chris Paci's videos, so I'm positive it's from Saturday night. More of a ballad this time, this is from a similar angle as Chad's video, but with smoother camera movements and less of a muddy look, but the audio is scratchier than on the other videos from this concert. Nice closer take though, so give this other FireHouse clip a look!

That's all for today in all likelihood, but stay tuned for more news and notes soon, including this month's YouTube Channel Profiles! Thanks everyone!

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