Steel Panther Gangbangs The Starland Ballroom!!

use this one-2-5I don’t know what exactly I was expecting when I first walked into Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, but I don’t think I anticipated having one of the most phenomenal nights of my life. Los Angeles natives FUTURE VILLAINS took to the stage before STEEL PANTHER, and from what I could hear, performed well. Unfortunately it seemed as though communication between them and the sound guys could have used some improvement, as hearing the vocals was rather difficult. They ended their set with a cover of DEEP PURPLE’s “Highway Star,” lead guitarist Clay Davies absolutely killed the guitar solo, bringing a smile to my face as I thought I might be disappointed. They are without a doubt a band to check out if you like BUCKCHERRY, DEEP PURPLE, and IRON MAIDEN.


My favorite thing about them was how grateful they were for their fans; they wanted to come out and meet everyone and encouraged being friend requested on Facebook to stay in contact.

use this one-0947The buildup for STEEL PANTHER was very climactic, IRON MAIDEN’s hit song “Number of the Beast” played right before they hit the stage, with chants of their name coming from the crowd. The atmosphere as soon as they came out was incredible, their stage presence amazing. They constantly interacted with every photographer there and had a lot of fun with us. After their second song, “Tomorrow Night,” they took a break to discuss how happy they were to have each other and their fans, and to also share stories that happened between them in the past, causing a lot of laughter and making it seem as though their lives never stop being exciting. The whole break ended up going from talking about their members to maybe having intimate relations with the crowd. This somehow turned into a discussion about how if a woman was to somehow get pregnant while receiving anal, that’d be a “pretty shitty” baby.

use this one-0879The night was exciting for both band and fans, as that point their All You Can Eat album went platinum. They were constant with their banter after every song, but a personal favorite was right before they played “Gang Bang at the Old Folks Home” They talked about one of their breaks on tour when they got the chance to see THE ROLLING STONES, and how the groupies backstage had to have been no younger than 40. Lead guitarist Rascal went into a very long guitar solo that sounded a lot like Eddie van Halen’s iconic “Eruption,” causing many bras to fly towards the stage along with at least one thong that was used like a sling shot to get there. They began to bring girls up onstage that they deemed the hottest to dance beside them during their song “17 Girls in a Row.” Women of all stages were brought up, including one very scantily clad lady who had to have been at least 40, and whose breasts were seen many times while she danced, flashing each member and the crowd multiple times.

They ended the night with two encores “Community Property” and “Party all Day (Fuck All Night)”, the crowd singing along to every word and going crazy. Seeing STEEL PANTHER live has got to be one of the most amazing experiences someone can have, and I encourage anyone stuck in the 80’s like me to go out and do so. It’ll be a night you won’t regret!  (You can check out more of SINISTER PHOENIX’S photos HERE   ~The Maestro)

 

LIVE REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY SINISTER PHOENIX 

SETLIST

1.) Pussywhipped

2.) Tomorrow Night

3.) Asian Hooker

4.) Just Like Tiger Woods

5.) Gangbang at the Old Folks Home

6.) If I Was the King

7.) Turn Out the Lights

8.) Party Like Tomorrow Is the End of the World

9.) Eyes of a Panther

10.) Girl From Oklahoma

11.) You’re Beautiful When You Don’t Talk

12.) 17 Girls in a Row

13.) Gloryhole

14.) Death to All but Metal

Encore:

15.) Community Property

16.) Party All Day (Fuck All Night)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *