Poison's frontman serenades the ladies in the Mile High City
Glam rock icon, ‘Rock of Love’ star, ‘Celebrity Apprentice: Season 3’ winner, and the object of affection for millions of cougars across the U.S., singer Bret Michaels graced the stage at the Grizzly Rose in Denver on Thursday night.
The weathered cowboy hats and bandanas were in full effect and the former (and sometimes current) singer of Poison rocked the stage on his recent tour raising funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association. Michaels was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was six years old, but it has never seemed to slow down the 48-year-old rock legend from doing what he does best, which is filling places like the Grizzly Rose and rocking their faces off.
The show is the first of two glam rock performances to light up the stage at the Grizzly Rose, with Trixter and Firehouse playing the following night. The DJ was rocking all sorts of hair metal prior to the show, and some fans came dressed for the part with anything from Aerosmith t-shirts to leopard print to teased hair and heavy eye liner.
Michaels took the stage, opening with a Poison favorite "Talk Dirty to Me,” as he gave a million high fives to screaming fans reaching to get a touch from the rock star on stage. Michaels pointed out that Cinco de Mayo was a special night for him because it was one year ago that he was released after being rushed to the hospital for intense stomach pains. He then went on to rock all his big hits like "Unskinny Bop,” "Every Rose Has its Thorn,” and, "Somethin' To Believe In.”
It was exactly what Bret Michaels fans were looking for, and a triumphant night for glam rock.—Josh Barrett, Special to Metromix
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