Photos/review by John Jeffrey
Big Flats, NY - On Friday night, I took a three hour drive down to the Budweiser Summer Stage at Tags, to check out the "Midwest Rock and Roll Express Tour." Being touted as one of the best bills of the summer, how could anyone pass up seeing Ted Nugent, Styx and REO Speedwagon all in one night? In our recent interview with Lawrence Gowan (Styx), we asked him if a billing of this magnitude would draw out the competitive nature in any of the artists on the tour, and while he admitted there's always a bit of that element when performing with other bands, Gowan stated that there is "no act" that he "would feel intimidated by" for Styx "to go on after." While Styx didn't feel any heat from either of the opening bands, there was definitely some friendly (or not so friendly) on stage banter going on between Uncle Ted and REO.
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