Just wanted to share the experience of one of our fans from Friday night’s show at John Barleycorn- thanks Gia!!
Last night was truly amazing! Starting with the phenomenal intro that carried the goose bumps through to the very end of the show!
The setting: John Barleycorn, Schaumburg – packed to the gills with the incredible 7th Heaven fans… from where I was…I’m assuming they filled the max capacity of 900 people allowed upstairs.
It was a normal DJ music playing as we are all waiting for the band to start…everyone talking at once until Nick walked out on stage, sat down on a stool and started to play. All focus was on him as all of us fans adore Nick and were so happy to see him up there after a long awaited month and a half of jitters from not getting our fill of 7H…obviously the show is starting soon. As he started, you heard all the talking in the massive crowd come to a halt as we all were mesmerized by Nick playing on stage all by himself. All of a sudden we heard an angelic voice coming out of nowhere (Open Arms by Journey)….and you see the crowd searching for Anthony to come out on stage…the curtain moved from the back stage area…but no Anthony. Then there was a gasp from the crowd as a light shined up on the catwalk where he was singing. He then made his way down to join Nick on stage with the fans singing along to the “feel good” song of a Journey classic. When they finished, the 7H fans cheered louder than I’ve ever heard in all of the shows I’ve been to.
Without skipping a beat…we heard what we were all waiting for, the classic 7H intro music and the rest of the band quickly joined Nick and Anthony. Richie, Mike and Mark were now there and ready to please their fans and the fans knew it! This crowd went wild!
The whole show was amazing! I’m a huge fan of the 7th Heaven originals and let me tell you, Anthony did justice to all of them! With Mike keeping the beat, the show was rockin’ the whole time! Richie’s lead and solos, the never disappointing, beautiful voice of Nick Cox and of course his amazing talent on the guitar and Mark doing his thang on the bass, not to mention how we love when Mark takes the mic and starts rockin’ out! The 30in30 is a 7H fan favorite and as always it was incredible!
Obviously people do not like change and there was so much chatter we all heard from the fans when a change of 7H was announced, but from the reactions and talk I heard last night coming from the fans…..if there was any doubt in any of their minds, I know there isn’t anymore! The beloved 7H will always be a crowd pleaser and true to their fans and it’s obvious that’s something that will NEVER change!
Onto the crew…you all see the band itself performing their hearts out for us, but what you don’t see much of is the preparation that the hand-picked, extremely talented crew does. From the guitar and drum techs, sound and lighting and merchandise crew, 7H isn’t complete without all of the dedication and hard work this crew devotes to giving the fans the very best experience they can. They have perfected their rolls before, during and after the show so that we as fans have a truly amazing experience every time we go. Between the talent of the band and the talent of their crew, it’s no wonder the 7H shows are as popular as they are!
A special note to Anthony….I just wanted to welcome you and your beautiful fiancé to Chicago and thank you for such a brilliant performance last night, I personally am very excited you’re here and know you’re going to love our “windy city”. In time, you’ll see that 7th Heaven’s fans are probably the most amazing fans you’ll ever meet. You had a glimpse of that last night, but be prepared to be even more impressed with how wonderful and dedicated they truly are.
To ALL of 7th Heaven (band and crew)! Thank you for another amazing show last night!