August 12, 2013 | « back

nug_2013Ted Nugent & Laura Wild at Braun’s Concert Cove in Arkon, NY

By: John Jeffrey

God bless Ted Nugent!

Whether you agree or disagree with his views, you have to respect an artist who isn’t afraid to speak his mind, especially when some of his opinions are extremely controversial, like what he thinks about our current governmental regime. Nugent’s sold out show at Braun’s Concert Cove Sunday night is proof that he is still adored by his fans.

Although his predominantly male fan base is getting up there in age, it was nice to see a few younger faces sprinkled in the crowd enjoying the show just the same.

Opening the show was the Melbourne, Australia born and bred Laura Wilde. Having seen her and her band open for Nugent last year at the Erie County Fairgrounds, it was surprising to see what a difference a year makes. Last year, Wilde was clearly carrying the flag for Heavy Metal, as she rocked out head to toe in all black, Rob Halford-esque attire. This year, the leather and studs were gone, and in its place, she and her band were dressed like they just wandered out of the NYC club scene.

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