Photo Gallery: Foreigner and Cheap Trick Bring Rock Back to SPAC

It might have been a Tuesday night in Upstate New York on July 18, but the music was loud and people were dancing. Saratoga Performing Arts Center was fresh off a two-week stint with the NYC Ballet when Foreigner, Cheap Trick, and Bonham rolled into town to blare good old rock ‘n roll throughout the famed amphitheater and perhaps equally infamous ‘lawn.’  

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The night was full of hits from the 70’s and 80’s, Jason Bonham brought his Led Zeppelin Experience to the stage to perform his father’s classic hits “Ramble On” and “Whole Lotta Love” along with a slew of Zeppelin songs that even the ushers were singing every word.  Followed up by the self-proclaimed, Greatest F’ing Rock and Roll Band, Cheap Trick put on their usual stellar and high energy performance.  The headliner was Foreigner and 40 years has taken a bit of a toll on the band with only Mick Jones remaining from the original members.  That didn’t stop them or the crowd to rock their socks off with an endless stream of favorites.

The night ended with a special encore involving the area’s own Mayfield School Chorus on stage with Foreigner.  Something those kids will remember for the next 40 years.

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