For those of you who just focus your attention on the Las Vegas strip you are missing out on tons of entertainment.
For example located a few miles west of Las Vegas Blvd is a watering hole called Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill. Some people go there because they might catch a glimpse of the bar owner, reality television personality Danny “The Count” Koker from the hit new show Counting Cars. Other people go there because of the food and atmosphere.
Though one of the main reasons people go to Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill is the entertainment. We are talking ROCK AND ROLL! Not these big production shows with tracks and pyrotechnics, but gritty and in your face type of music. This isn’t a place where you would go if you want to sit down and enjoy a show.
As I arrived the opening band finished up and Fozzy was about to take the stage. A decent sized crowd had already formed around the stage that is built into the wall. As the curtain dropped the crowd surged to the stage as WWE wrestler Chris Jericho started to wail out lyrics as his band rocked the house. Cell phones and cameras flashed as the wrestler / singer moved around the stage singing hits like Enemy, Shine Forever and Sandpaper.
Taking a high position in the bar to take photos is a bit difficult to do but possible. From my vantage point I could see many celebrities filling out the VIP area. Standing in the corner of the VIP greeting his guests and friends was none other than The Count himself.
Doug Scarratt’s guitar pierced the ambient noise of Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill. The audience quit talking and surged towards the stage. The outside sitting area of the bar was empty as every soul in the place was vying for a position near the stage.
Since 1976 Biff Byford has been screaming out heavy metal lyrics for Saxon. Unlike other heavy metal singers, time has not had much effect on this singer’s voice. The fans seemed to agree as they waved their hands in the air and took photos with their cell phones.
Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill is truly an amazing venue to watch live Rock and Roll. In my opinion these are the shows that you remember the most because you are part of the show. As the fans scream and interact with the performers the band feeds into this energy and are even more driven to perform.