tripl3fastaction

Back in 1998, rock and roll institution and Illinois natives Cheap Trick held a four-night residency at Metro. The occasion? To commemorate the re-releases of four of the most beloved Cheap Trick albums: Cheap Trick at Budokan, their self titled Cheap Trick, In Color, and Heaven Tonight. The band would open with a set dedicated to these albums in their entirety, and then another with their more recent material and fan favorites. What’s more is that on this four-night residency, local bands Local H, Smashing Pumpkins, Smoking Popes and tripl3fastaction opened the shows for each respective night. These four nights would become a moumental event and sold out almost immediately. For their respective place and time in music, the opening bands were already successful in their own right. Cheap Trick saw renewed relevance with the reissues of these classic albums and the crowds came out in droves. These raucous four nights would later be immortalized as a concert DVD ironically titled Music for Hangovers. The four nights became more than just a celebration of music, but of hometown Chicago pride.

Setlist for Cheap Trick on May 1st 1998 courtesy of setlist.fm

Elo Kiddies

Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School

Taxman, Mr. Thief

Cry, Cry

Oh, Candy

Hot Love

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

He’s a Whore

Mandocello

Ballad of TV Violence

So Good to See You

Borderline

Hard to Tell

If You Want My Love

I Want You to Want Me

Voices

Dream Police

Goodnight