September 18, 2008
Rocks at Rock The Bayou
Former Site of Astro World – Houston, Texas
Review and photos by Susan Thorsen
Once sound issues were fixed for Lita Ford’s set at Rock The Bayou, she was in her element – rocking and singing as if she’d been out on the road steadily for the last 15 years. Fact is, this was only the second show she’s done in over a decade (Rocklahoma being the other).
Looking better than ever, Lita’s appearance at this festival was warmly welcomed by a whooping and screaming crowd of longtime fans. Hitting the stage right at sunset and looking extremely fit and trim compared to the wild, vixen-like bombshell of yesteryear, Ms. Ford proved that taking advantage of the years gone by to morph into soccer mom mode has done her well. Wearing black jeans and t-shirt, Lita showed the crowd that not only is she still looking great, but that her voice has actually improved with time as well.
Backed by three guys as her supporting band, Lita made easy work of her performance playing songs “Falling In And Out Of Love”, “Can’t Catch Me”, “Hungry and, “Black Widow”. She asked for the crowd’s help to finish off her set with “Close My Eyes Forever” and ended with her biggest hit, “Kiss Me Deadly”. This was a very nice, energetic and crowd pleasing set.
Overall, I’d have to say, I was most impressed with Lita Ford’s classier look and attitude than from when she was in her heyday. With that, she’s come full circle and almost brought back the sort of “innocence” that she originally started out with during her teen years as one of The Runaways.