Alice Cooper @ the State Theater

Alice in high school

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.