The aging rockers, all straddling 50, delivered many of their classics, as well as soon-to-be classics off their newest CD, Saints of Los Angeles.
It wouldn’t be a Crüe show without Tommy Lee and his notorious “Tit E. Cam.” After swigging from a bottle of Jäger, Lee turned the camera on female audience members willing to bare all for a chance to be on the big screen. After a few minutes of Rated R video fun, Lee gave one quick flash down the pants for good measure.
Nevertheless, the raunchiness didn’t begin with Mötley Crüe. Buckcherry and their Iggy Pop style frontman, Josh Todd, have made a name for themselves with songs about sex, drugs and everything kinky.
Papa Roach’s singer Jacoby Shaddix sprinkled their set with F-bombs and foul-mouthed banter in between heavily rhythmic songs that beg for head banging and anger management. Sixx:AM, the side project of Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, stuck with their anthemic and melodic brand of rock, providing a welcome break from the mostly angry day of music. An impressively involved crowd welcomed Trapt to the stage as the very first act. Determined to win over each attendee, Chris Taylor Brown’s diverse vocals seamlessly blended mellow with ferocious on songs like “Headstrong,” the band’s ubiquitous modern rock radio hit.
The testosterone-filled day of rock ’n’ roll had its share of debauchery and crude humor, but after all, boys will be boys.