Wild rocker Ted Nugent took on the city of Chicago and suburbs this week. “The Nuge” played a show at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Tuesday night and hit the windy city at the House of Blues Wednesday night.
Having known Nugent for his VH1 reality show, “Surviving Nugent“, I knew I was in for a nutty night. As a PETA advocate, I was very glad there was little talk of hunting or killing animals (Nugent’s hobby).
Nugent knows how to rock and roll with his music and his opinions. I was in a combined rock concert, comedy show and political rally. He was a non-stop guitar playing and singing machine. He only had a bassist and drummer backing him up. “The Nuge” cracked jokes on “fat” ladies and certainly did not keep quiet when speaking his mind about Barack Obama and Mayor Daley.
He performed on a variety of guitars, and sang his hit singles “Cat Scratch Fever”, “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” and “Stranglehold”.
Throughout the entire show his backdrop was that of a caricature of him looking like Uncle Sam holding a bolt of lighting with an NRA button on his right chest.
Coming out to perform with Nugent was friend Derek St. Holmes, who did a wonderful job adding to the excitement of the show.
The most interesting part of the concert was when Nugent came back for his encore with a new backdrop of his caricature riding a cut off hand over the sun with its middle finger sticking up. He also wore a very colorful Native American headdress and also brought out a rifle and bow and arrow. He shot a flame-tipped arrow on the back of his Gibson Les Paul landing a perfect bullseye. Ending his wild ride of a show, Nugent held up his rifle and bow in the shape of an X over his chest.
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