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Foreigner @ Jackson County Fair

foreigner jackson county fair 2012

Last night I headed up I-5 for about 20 miles to check out Foreigner at the Jackson County Fair (Lithia Motors Amphitheater). I thought Foreigner was decent when I was about 10 or 12 years old in the late 70s, but they were too bland and boring for me soon thereafter. However, we don’t get many acts to choose from in Southern Oregon so I went to last night’s show and enjoyed myself.

foreigner singer vocals Kelly Hansen

None of the Foreigner members from the 1970s, or even the 1980s, were there last night. This is almost more of a Foreigner cover band at this point, but they sounded good and probably showed more energy and enthusiasm than the original members would have.

lead guitar foreigner 2012  Bruce Watson

Jeff Pilson dokken foreigner bass

Mark Schulman foreigner drums

The South Medford High School Choir joined Foreigner on stage for one of their sappy ballads. It’s rather brilliant marketing when you think about it as most Foreigner fans from the 1970s and 1980s are at the age now to have kids in high school.

foreigner central point medford oregon jackson county fair 2012 july 17 lithia motors amphitheater

There were threats of thunder and lightning, but none of it materialized during the show. The sky was very nice and the temperature was great compared to the normal heat of the Jackson County Fair.

jackson county fair fans foreigner stormy skies

More photos (and the setlist) from the show can be found here.

One Response to “Foreigner @ Jackson County Fair”

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    Stefan Jansson:

    I have a couple of albums with this band. Used to listen a lot to them a few eons ago. Great to see them on stage today.