Saturday night, March 25th, 2023 saw an amazing night of live music and memories from one of our favorite hairbands, Slaughter LIVE at Smugglers Run! The band was beyond cool. They agreed to giveaway Meet and Greet passes and a sound check for some lucky WCSX winners. The band was amazingly friendly and you can tell they still love what they do. I did a brief history piece on Slaughter, including my recent interview with Mark Slaughter and pictures from their Detroit shows (courtesy of Ken Settle). You can check it all out when you CLICK HERE.
Being at Smugglers Run, we could all smell the beginnings of Summer. Their tiki bar is huge! It’s got tons of party lights and an epic view of Detroit. The boat slips were empty Saturday night, but you know they won’t be for long.
The crowd was in great spirits and Slaughter put on one hell of a show. I was surprised and impressed when they broke out into a cover of “Immigrant Song.” Mark Slaughter’s range is intact and my jaw hung open listening to him hit those impossibly high notes. Of course, no Slaughter show would be complete with “Up All night” and “Fly to the Angels.”
The Opening Acts
Category 5 opened the night. The band is made up of downriver guys that are total pros. Category 5’s set list was a phenomenal set of covers to get a party started. Two of my favorites were “It’s a Long Way to the Top” and “Flirtin’ with Disaster.”
Kamenar held the middle position. Kamenar consists of twin brothers, Sean and John. They are out of Tampa and they bring a lot of juice. This is particularly amazing considering the two of them make up the entire band. Their sound was tight. I loved their set.
I snapped as many pics as I could. lol… it was more difficult once the party got rolling, but I checked in with WCSX photographer, Jason Anthony and he gave me some great stage shots. Enjoy the pics and thanks to everyone who came out for Slaughter!