Finally, I could attend a Foreigner concert, it has been my favorite band
for the last ten years. And it was exactly what I expected: simply great!
The National Auditorium at México City was not full but I didn't note it at the
time. Now I wonder what would have happened if they would have came back at least once after the
"Mr. Moonlight" tour and would have payed for a TV announcement instead of
only a very small square in the inner pages of the newspaper. I went with Santiago
Corona, a friend and countryman I met through this site, with my mother and two older
sisters, and I must say that all three females became fans of the band because someone uses to
play Foreigner records at home all day long and very loud! They simply couldn't miss the
Before the concert I was dissapointed because I wanted seats at the left of the
stage in order to be in front of Mick and we couldn't get them. However, it was great to
be at second row at the right, just in front of Bruce. In my opinion, he stole the stage
during the whole night as dancer and cheer leader! He was a sensation with the females! And I
also had Mick and Lou near, each one switched places with Bruce for a
The acoustics were excellent! And all they played like demons! Millions of so
called musicians around the world could learn a lot from Foreigner. Well, our good guys
played all the classics plus "Fool For You Anyway" with Mick on
acoustic guitar and lead vocals, and "Midnight Blue" with Bruce on
guitar and Mick on bass, good for me because they switched places again to play that
song. Hey, Mick just turned 58 in December and he was kind of dancing during the whole
show! I think it's great that he still feels enthusiasm for playing live!
Now, my complains are: (1) Jeff's keyboards were almost mute, they needed
a higher volume. (2) The song selection was a little poor, a lot of people wanted to hear
"White Lie", which was a single in México, and some other songs from
"Mr. Moonlight" and "Inside Information". (3) Definitely,
people resented that there were not new songs. (4) Lou's voice was not at his best, I'd
say that his performance was inferior to the one showed on the "Rough
Diamonds" EP. I must say that there was no notable deficiency on most of the songs, other
than a James Brown's style as described on the top review of this page. In fact, I think
not many people noticed the problem, the most of them were most worried about the appearance of
Lou and Bruce, how sad!
Well, in general the concert was great! I will look forward to see them again
soon, playing new songs and leaded by a completely recovered Lou Gramm.