Saw Stryper at The House of Blues, Orlando Friday. Here’s the set list:
- Sing-a-Long Song
- Murder by Pride
- Loud ‘N’ Clear
- The Rock That Makes Me Roll
- Reach Out
- (Crowd sing-a-long: Happy Birthday for Sound Guy Dave)
- Calling On You
- More than a Man
- (Bible Throw)
- Breakin’ the Law
- Shout It Out Loud
- All for One
- The Way
- 2-Song Encore: Abyss/To Hell with the Devil; Soldiers Under Command
At least I think that’s how it went. Let me know if I’m wrong.
The band was tight and it’s easy to see how the band has survived 28 years. Sure, it’s a devoted fan base, but the band delivers all the classics sprinkled with a limited number (3) of newer songs. And no “acoustic” or “stripped” sets. And no ballads (which means no “Honestly,” the band’s highest-charting single. And I can respect that.)
The Bible toss is still there. The Yellow and Black is still there, though a little more subtly.
And even though he doesn’t, Michael Sweet is still skinny enough to get away with wearing spandex. And that’s cool enough for me.