They say when you’re in Chicago you’re an hour away from everything in Chicago. When you’re in Kewanee you’re actually an hour away from anywhere there’s something to do. That is until July 27th when Halestorm came to…Kewanee IL. I was confused at first too, but then I found out it was for St. Jude’s Hospital put on by Reiman’s Harley Davidson.
Lzzy’s God given gift may have been what got the band to noticed, but when they’re on stage, they’re a band. It’s not just the Lzzy Hale show. Her brother Arejay has one of the more entertaining drum solos that I’ve seen. Joe Hottinger and Lzzy play off each other very well and the same goes with Josh Smith. When I found out they were playing in Kewanee I was wondering what the turn out would be. Kewanee is so small that the entire town could have shown up to this show and it wouldn’t be sold out, in fairness it was in a park so they probably could have had 100,000 people there and it wouldn’t have sold out. But fans came from all over the area and it was one of my favorite shows in recent memory. If you get the chance to see Halestorm I recommend taking it, they’re great.
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