Updated: 09/09/2013 5:12 PM KSTP.com By: Aaron Chalich
Foreigner's Kelly Hanson performs.
Photo: Photo courtesy of Mystic Lake Casino.
This past weekend I went to Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake to see Foreigner.
This was the first time I had seen them in concert and I was very excited. I really enjoy their music, but I just never had the opportunity to see them live.
The tickets for Foreigner sold out fast, and the venue was completely packed and you could hear the excitement of the people attending the show.
I have said this before, and I will say it again, there is not a bad seat in the Mystic Lake Showroom and the acoustics are amazing.
Foreigner went on stage at 8 p.m. and opened with “Double Vision.” As soon as the band hit the stage and the first note sounded, the entire crowd was on their feet. It has been a long time since I’ve felt this much energy at a concert.
The great thing about Foreigner is that you know all of their songs. You might not know their titles, but once you hear them, you know you’ve heard them before.
Kelly Hanson who is the lead singer sounded great and is a ball of energy on stage.
Foreigner played for over two hours and put on an amazing show. They played all of their hits that included: “Head Games,” “Cold as Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Urgent,” “Jukebox Hero,” and they closed the show with “Hot Blooded” which was awesome.
One thing that made the Foreigner concert really special is that Foreigner works with a charity called the “Grammy Foundation.” They maintain and restore music education in public schools. Foreigner chose to work with the Shakopee High School Choir and 25 of the students got the opportunity to go on stage and sing “I Want To Know What Love Is” with Foreigner in front of the sold out crowd.
Foreigner also donated $500.00 to the Shakopee High School Choir to use for their music program.
I had a great time at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake at the Foreigner concert. They put on an amazing show, and the next time they are in town, I will make it a priority to go and see them. They have so many great hits and to see them perform live is an experience.
Aaron Chalich is a columnist with KSTP.com writing about entertainment news.