Guns N’ Roses Rock the Jersey Shore at House of Blues in Atlantic City
By Rich Demczyszyn
When you think of getting lucky in Atlantic City, what comes to mind? Most locals would say it’s taking your chances and hitting it big with a buck and a dream at one of the many lavish casinos the pretentious town of Atlantic City has to offer. Some of us would even say it’s strolling down the world- famous boardwalk and taking a refreshing dip in the ocean on a hot, steamy summers day. Let’s not forget good eats and live entertainment. This is where we need to let the cat out of the bag! You are sure to strike it rich, getting lucky at The Music Hall in the House of Blues at the Showboat Casino on the boardwalk.
Boasting “the hottest nightlife on the boardwalk”, we had to check out the scene at the House of Blues for ourselves. With a hop, skip and jump down the parkway on a Friday night in February, I had to go there to capture the essence of what The Music Hall in the House of Blues has to offer our local residents.
Accommodating 2,300 fans, The Music Hall is a club setting and one of the many features you’ll find in The House of Blues. We were welcomed by a most accommodating staff as one of a few chosen publications to get to shoot the Guns and Roses concert (no pun intended). The hall came alive as The Last Vegas took the stage as the opening band. The music was fiery and heated up the crowd for the headliner, the infamous 80s rock band which still has the magic and kicking it in 2012, hall of fame inductee, Guns and Roses.
Getting lucky in Atlantic City is when you get to see a performer like Axl Rose, “Up Close and Personal” in a club setting, which happens to be their tour title and truly captures this billing. Penetrating the crowd with their throwback conformation, the band rocked on for over three hours with their thirty plus song setlist. Guns and Roses fans were given a truly notorious show in a style that only Axl and the band could put out – loud, edgy, passionate, and on fire!
The House of Blues is definitely on our radar as a place for our local residents to hit up. You get to see and hear the best musicians in the world, performing live on-stage, in a smaller, personal setting. Just about any musical genre you can imagine has found its way to the stage there, including rhythm and blues, rock ‘n’ roll, punk, alternative, heavy metal, rap, country, hip-hop, jazz, zydeco, folk, electronica and more. Upcoming events include: Dropkick Murphy’s, Dubstep Music Awards, HellYeah & Clutch, BADFISH, and Weird Al Yankovich.
Rich Demczyszyn, one of JTown’s photographers, also owner of On The Spot Graphics and Spot on Photography, was there to capture the essence of what The Music Hall in the House of Blues has to offer our local residents. Visit http://www.onthespotjackson.com/ for more information about their company.