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Aerosmith & J. Geils Rock Fenway

On a night when the home team was locked in a tense game against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas, things were totally loose at Fenway Park, where two of Boston's legendary bands took the field for the twin bill some New England Rock fans waited 40 years to see.  The J. Geils Band and Aerosmith did not disappoint the 38,000 lucky enough to score tickets to see the hometown bands Rock the historic ballpark. Both bands treated the hometown fans to sets that included some of the songs that New Englanders loved them for before much of the rest of the country had caught on to them.  A fully charged Peter Wolf set the tone for the house party, leading the Geils Band through a set that compared well with ones the band was blowing the roof off of clubs and concert halls with decades earlier.  Aerosmith launched its 19 song barrage with Train Kept A Rollin' - a prospect that, applied to the band, seemed unlikely after the wheels fell completely off in the aftermath of the ill-fated tour of 2009 that ended when Steven Tyler fell off the stage in South Dakota and landed in rehab.
Early arrivals took in an opening set from a band that included Red Sox exec Theo Epstein, former Boston Globe sports columnist and ESPN baseball guru Peter Gammons.
BostonHerald.com   NESN.com

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