Drum of course!
We have been fortunate enough to be able to see quite a few bands in concert over the last few years, (actually pretty regularly for the last 10 years I just realized)!
Fleetwood Mac is one of our favorites, although I primarily go to hear Stevie Nicks sing her mystical songs and my husband goes to hear Lindsay Buckingham perform "Big Love." Still, Mick Fleetwood is a heck of a drummer and really gets into his work.
|REO Speedwagon's Bryan Hitt|
We have also seen Bryan Hitt (great name for a drummer, right?) from REO Speedwagon a few times and they are on our ticket for this season as well. Such enthusiasm!
And then there is James Kottak from the Scorpions. During the concert he does a drum solo and his drums slowly rise from the ground until they are suspended high above the stage. Then he proudly stands on top of them and turns around so that you can read the words on the back of his vest, "Rock and Roll Forever."
The crowd is screaming and, taking off his vest with dramatic flair, you can see that he has the same words tattooed on his back. The crowd goes wild of course.
That really is forever!
I think the most interesting drummer I have ever seen, however, is Rick Allen of Def Leppard.
After losing his left arm in a car accident, Rick Allen was determined to continue to play the drums and realized that he could do many things with his feet that his arm used to do. He successfully returned to the group, who had waited for him to heal. What an emotional show that must have been. He plays with one arm and no shoes on his feet. Definitely a sight to see. The story of the band has been captured in the movie, "Hysteria."
So, there you have the letter "D" in my musical A to Z Challenge. What do you think so far? Could you drum with one hand? Love to hear your comments!