Hairball is a band that I've heard of, but never was able to see their show until they came to Verizon Grand Hall on Friday, October 27th, 2017. Judging by the amount of people that were entering the venue, this was a show that was going to be pretty good! The main floor was full of eager fans, some were dressed up in their 80's wear. I had no idea what I was in for, but I fed off the excitement of the fans and got ready for the show.
The 9th Planet Out started out the show. They played a mix of original music and covers from bands like Alice In Chains and Metallica. Their set was around an hour long and they entertained the crowd quite well during that time. They used some CO cannons during their performance for some added visuals, but their hair flipping, headbanging, and energetic show carried them through most of it. These guys were moving all about the stage and I rather enjoyed the performance overall. The 9th Planet Out was a nice choice to open the show.
Hairball took the stage much to the enjoyment of the cheering crowd. The band focuses on 80's era music like Guns N Roses, KISS, Van Halen, and many others. Each band had a section of the show as they went though them. The KISS songs were up first and the lead singer even had the face paint and breathed fire using a flaming sword. I'll be honest, I hadn't expected the amount of pyro, fireworks, and other effects and had to scramble to get my camera setting changed once I saw the type of show I was in for. Hairball moved quickly from one band to the other and each song was met with singing from the fans, since everyone pretty much knows the songs from that time period. All in all, Hairball was a surprisingly good show. I can certainly see why they draw in a huge crowd for their shows!
As always, get out and support live music and I'll see you out there!
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Hairball was great. A lot of fun. The 9th Planet was super for an opener. They got a good future.
Have seen Hairball 8 times! And as always could see them the next night! They ROCK!!! Keep on Rockin guys. Can't wait to see you in Sioux falls Nov 11.
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