Alice Cooper @ the State Theater

Alice did the State theater December 5th, the costume changes were no Christmas story.  As always Alice lost his head during the show.  “Ballard of Dwight Fry” & “I Love the Dead” put everyone in the proper mood.  The guillotine & gas stretcher are my favorites but he has a lot more going on stage, great rock & roll guitar playing.

Alice did have a close call doing the guillotine act in 1988 when a safety wire snapped.   Back in college I thought “Welcome to my Nightmare” was a good album – who among you still has a vinyl copy of that masterpiece?


“School’s Out” was the encore with Vince Neil.   Vincent Damon Furnier or Alice was finally inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, he really invented theatrical rock where Marilyn Manson & KISS only copied it.   Alice & the original members of his band all ran on the same track team in high school.

I was a sophomore in college, Alice was on break at a bar in Madison Wisconsin.   I can’t remember the name of the place on State Street.  I was sitting next to him at the bar and we had great conversation.  I didn’t know he was the headliner that evening.

Alice is still good on the golf course & has played golf with Donald Trump.  His nice little restaurant in Phoenix, AZ is called Cooperstown, the sports bar atmosphere has some great rock & roll memorabilia.  Have any of you eaten there, I’d like to hear from you.