Have you ever woke up in the morning thinking your day will be going one way and when you get back in the same bed later that night you realized your day was nothing like what you imagined?

Doesn't necessarily mean you had a better or worse day, it was just different. That happened to me the other day as I was totally blindsided with the news that one of my favorite bands was in Buffalo, Williamsville to be exact.

Quiet Riot was scheduled to play Lancaster Speedway Saturday, July 17 but due to the weather, they moved the show to The Stage on Main Street in Williamsville. The Stage has been a lot of things but it always was known for the big dance floor and stage. I have seen Stryper, W.A.S.P, Brett Michales and so many other great bands. Both rock and country. So it was nice to be back in a venue that knows how to stage an event (no pun intended).

Now I was out having lunch when someone just mentioned in passing if I was going to the show. I had no clue it was even happening but in true rock -n- roll fashion, I called my friend and we headed out to the show.

Opening the show was one of the best cover bands for 80s metal in Buffalo. Jim Crean and his crew in Hair Nation. They kicked off the night and set the tone playing tunes from Cinderella, Poison, Ozzy, and Accept.

Now Quiet Riot has had a lot of line-up changes. Most recently the founding drummer Frankie Banali passed away from cancer. But the members they have now are carrying the Quiet Riot torch loud and proud.

Check out some pics of the show below. I apologize if they are out of focus, I was a little fuzzy.

The Stage Quiet Riot


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