DS has a birthday this month and it always is a difficult thing to figure out what to get him. Being an 'only' he pretty much gets anything he wants (read - not when he wants it). DH decided to surprize him with tickets to see Styx and REO Speedwagon. DH and I are showing our age and we love the music of our teen years and have converted our baby into a 'rock and roller.'
I grew up on the south side of Chicago and got to see Styx when they performed at my high school. That was before "Lady" and "Mr. Roboto" - when they were just starting out. The concert was great though we missed Dennis DeYoung as lead singer. The new "De Young" look-alike does a good job but it is just not the same.
DS loved the concert but found the sound (aka the volume) to be too loud! I think he didn't know what to expect as his last concert was to see Yanni and Mannheim Steamroller (both wonderful shows).