October 25, 2013 Bret Michaels returns to The Emporium Patchogue, NY 10-17-13 (Exclusive coverage)
Over the past 30 years Bret Michaels has made a household name of himself. From the energetic frontman of 80’s glam metal superstars Poison, to a successful solo career, to acting, and everything in between. For such a blessed career Bret Michaels is taking part in the Life Rocks Tour. On Thursday October 17th Bret Michaels came to the beautiful Emporium in Patchogue, NY to rock Long Island. Bret Michaels has always been kind to Long Island, NY with many shows in the area over the past decade. The Emporium is a relatively new venue and Michaels already graced the stage back in April 2013. Michaels loved The Emporium so much and due to overwhelming demand finds himself right back on stage in Patchogue, NY 6 months later. Much like his first appearance at The Emporium this night would also prove to be fun filled and exciting for all in attendance.
As the set kicked off energy was high for Michaels, his band, and the audience. Now at 50 years of age Michaels continues to keep his voice and body in top shape. With each song sung, Michaels put on an excellent vocal performance and combined with his charismatic personality had fans cheering. So full of energy, dancing about the stage to songs like the Poison classic “Unskinny Bop” proves Michaels loves what he is doing. His band put on a tight performance matching Michaels energy and excitement.
Moving along through the set Michaels provides fans a good mix of Poison classics, new stuff, and some great covers. All smiles and upbeat, you could tell that when Michaels engaged the crowd that he was of the utmost sincerity and really loves his fans. A beautiful moment in the set was when Michaels welcomed a fan onto the stage and as he sang and hugged her tightly, much to her excitement. There is no doubt the love is reciprocated by his dedicated fan base judging by the attendance for this and every show Michaels plays in the area.
With the set closing out and fans filing out of The Emporium you could tell this was more than just another rock show. Fans were treated to a party and a celebration of rock n roll and life.
Photos by William Valente