Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last Of The Street Survivors

TOUR REVIEW:

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd started as a group nearly fifty years ago.

 

On this 2018 tour, aptly dubbed ‘Last Of The Street Survivors’ farewell, it’s difficult to comprehend.

The band lost key members and a manager early in their careers but they carried on.

 

They then carried their iconic brand of Southern rock to yet another generation last week at a packed Blossom Music Center.

When the lights went down and the screen behind the stage lit up to show a slide of every album cover in the groups historic career,

you just knew it was going to be a good show.

 

Every one of their songs, from ‘Gimme Three Steps’, ‘Tuesday’s Gone’, ‘Free Bird’, ‘Saturday Night Special’, ‘That Smell’,

‘Sweet Home Alabama’, and the list goes on, are the definition of a hit.

They played every single one of them for nearly an hour and a half, and they were incredibly loud but also crisp.

 

As is often the case, none of the members seemed to strain or tire out during the set.

Skynyrd did slow things down briefly at one point and the crowd was treated to a video of black and white concert and tour footage from

way back.  A video of the original lead singer also played and was followed by a tribute.

The band sounded like they had another two decades in them but a farewell is a farewell.

 

They ended the night with the nearly ten minute long opus ‘Free Bird’, no doubt leaving the crowd wanting more but sadly, or maybe triumphantly,

this was it.

 

They really are the ‘Last Of The Street Survivors’.

 

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