March 08, 1986 – Aerosmith / Ted Nugent – The Spectrum

Date March 08, 1986Band Aerosmith Tour Done With Mirrors Opening Act Ted Nugent Venue The Spectrum City Philadelphia, PA Who saw this show with me? Chris DeFranco

Notes My second time seeing Aerosmith was much better than the first. This time around I got to see the classic Aerosmith lineup and a band that seemed to really want to play together and have fun. I have this great memory of Steven Tyler shaking his ass during "Sweet Emotion." I recall thinking he makes singing in front of a loud rock band seem to be the easiest of professions - he never lets on how much vocal power and visual presence is necessary to put yourself across to a vast audience.

Interesting to note: Only months after this tour ended, the band experienced a resurgence in popularity with the successful remake of "Walk This Way" by Run-D.M.C. featuring lead singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry. In the meantime, the band members entered drug rehabilitation and started working on their next album, the multi-platinum smash hit Permanent Vacation (1987). The best was yet to come for my future Aerosmith shows.

I remember during Ted Nugent's encore that he walked out on the stage dressed only in a loin cloth and he had the Spectrum turn on all the lights. It was loud, dirty and everything you'd hope a Ted Nugent performance would be.

March 08, 1986 – Aerosmith / Ted Nugent – The Spectrum

Setlist 1. Back In The Saddle 2. Same Old Song And Dance 3. Bone To Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy) 4. Big Ten Inch Record 5. My Fist Your Face 6. Last Child 7. Shame On You 8. Mother Popcorn 9. No Surprize 10. She's On Fire 11. Walkin'The Dog 12. The Hop 13. Red House 14. Lightning Strikes 15. Shela 16. Walk This Way 17. Let The Music Do The Talking 18. Sweet Emotion 19. Toys In The Attic

Feb 28, 1983 – Aerosmith / Anvil – The Spectrum