Ok, so I went to that concert at Hooligan's on Friday... and it was awesome!! Halestorm were the first band to open up, and I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasently surprised because they were pretty good. I bought one of their cd's for $5 and got it signed by all of the band. They have a few kinks to work out, but they definitely have talent and potential.
Next to play was the band I had really come to see- Black Stone Cherry. They played a 30-minute set that was truly incredible, they had perfect guitar solos and they really shined on stage. I also got a signed poster from the whole band and got to talk with them face-to-face. Only thing wrong was they only played for 30 minutes! Haha.
Shinedown was up after them, and they were pretty good, but not quite as good as Black Stone Cherry. They went through a set of all their biggest hits and some of their other songs. They played for an hour and a half, and I had to take a break in the middle of it because the cigarette smoke in the room looked like being in a cloud... I probably have lung cancer now.
Overall- Excellent performance by everyone. I recommend checking out all three of these bands if you get a chance!