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Styx Live at the Gallo Center

Styx Show Review By Efren Martinez

It was a night of hits and misses, meaning the band only played a few of their biggest hits along with some covers from The Beatles and Queen. No doubt, the excitement went over the top when “Blue Collar Man” and “Sail Away” were played, but “Babe” or Styx’s last hit from the 80’s, “Mr. Roboto,” never came.

The songs “I’m OK” and “Superstars” went over well. Styx played to a nearly full house at The Gallo Center for The Arts and their fans calmly ate up every minute of the show. Styx rocked the stage for nearly two hours with no intermissions. As my wife and I sat at the edge of our seats wanting to get up and dance, I couldn’t help but wonder why the crowd was so kick back during the concert. After awhile we couldn’t sit any longer, so along with a few others in the front of the theatre, we just got up and rocked out but totally refrained from doing that air guitar thing. We just don’t do that.

Shortly after, others followed along and everyone was up and out of their seats rocking out. Styx was very in tune with their fans. One time Tommy Shaw came down off the stage and walked through the isles playing his guitar among the crowd. Everyone had their cell phones at the ready so I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to find a photo of that on any of your social media websites.

At another time, the band started to toss out loads of Styx merchandise as if they were showing their appreciation to the fans for being there. My wife and I purchased our Styx tickets early on and we weren’t really sure what to expect since Dennis DeYoung wasn’t with the band any longer. The end result, we had a nice time and if you ever got to experience a Styx show with all of it’s original members from the back in the day, consider yourself a true seasoned Styx fan as well as lucky.

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I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20