With Nancy and Ann Wilson's Ren-fair worthy, flowing flower goddess outfits, heavy guitar licks and powerful mystic vocals in mind, is it a stretch to say that Heart may even be the Emerald City's answer to Fleetwood Mac? Watching them tear through their set kind of got me feeling like they may have all but invented this current wave of psychedelic crystal worshipers and city witches.
They certainly didn't fuck around with leaving out any of their beloved hits off the setlist. Even watching from the upper decks of Key Arena, the jumbo-trons still managed to capture the pure rock magnificence of sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson as they shredded and wailed through "Crazy on You," "Barracuda," and all the stuff off their glorious 1976 album Dreamboat Annie that everyone in the crowd below was dying to hear. Shamefully, I am a newer Heart fan, as I only became enchanted with them a few years ago after watching them do this amazing performance "Magic Man," on one of my friends Midnight Special DVD. But it succeeded at making me totally bewitched by them ever since.
And of course, Trent already mentioned that outrageous encore...it really was the stuff that legends are made of, featuring a montage that shredded into the crowd with six (SIX!!!!) Led Zeppelin songs. The Seattle’s Total Experience Gospel Choir AND Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham) joined them onstage for their grand finale.
Whew, okay, that was totally amazing and I'm totally going to watch that magic Heart clip from Midnight Special again like ten more times this week.