Sully Erna and Godsmack in Bloomington, Illinois on August 24th, 2011.
Sully Erna and Shannon Larkin double drum during the show in Bloomington.
If you ever get to see Sully Erna's Godsmack ---> do not miss the opportunity
---> as these veteran rockers are the definition of consummate professionals.
I was fortunate enough to see this veteran band twice in Illinois this year -
once in Tinley Park at the Ampetheatre and the second time at the US Cellular in
Bloomington. Two very different venues but for sure Godsmack delivered the goods
to both the masses at Tinley and to the crowd filling only one end the
Bloomington Xtreme's home football arena. It was a bit surprising to see
smallish crowd on hand in the college town - but it mattered not to Sully
and his guys as they delivered a dynamite, hard charging, no frills, no
bells-and-whistles show that delighted the crowd from the opening song all the
way through the encore. The Bloomington show had the same intensity that
Godsmack had delivered earlier in the year at Tinley Park before tens of
thousands of rock and roll fans! Rock and Roll fans that are lucky enough see
Godsmack this year are treated to excellent double drum solo in which Sully and
Shannon Larkin pound out some seriously killer simul-batttle stuff. It's
certainly intense and for me the drum solo alone was worth the price of
admission. Well done Godsmack!
-MinoltaMan (Sept. 2011 Editorial)