10/14/18 Detroit – Chris Shiflett at Small’s Bar

We originally planned to sleep in the day after St. Louis, since we had about an 8 hour drive to Detroit.  But, our Foo friend and Detroit native, Michael, came through with some last minute Shifty tickets.  (Michael is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet)  We drove straight through and were singing Foo and Shifty songs the entire way.  I was running on Smarties, real-sugar Pepsi, and adrenaline.  We finally arrived in Detroit about an hour and 10 minutes before the doors opened for Shifty’s show.  We didn’t even have time to check in to our hotel.  We literally drove straight to the venue from St. Louis, and applied make up in the car.  We made it to the line in time to be near the front, and met up with some more Foo friends that we’d only met online.  We had a great time talking and getting to know everyone in the line.  Several people weren’t even going to the Foo Fighters show the next night, and only came to hear Shifty.  The show was great as usual and the opener was Ricky Ratt (About halfway through his set, I realized I had heard him on a radio show in the mid-90s).  Ricky was by far my favorite opener for Shifty.  When Shifty came out I told him Sarah sent us with picks for him.  He seemed amused.  His set was great, and the small room at Small’s sounded good too.  He was very engaging with the crowd, and even joked about switching some people to water.  At the end of the show, he once again did selfies and asked how the “crazy girls” were doing that night.  It was a great evening, and I’d definitely go back to Small’s in the future.

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