Depending on a lot of things, the idea of seeing the Midwest Rock 'n' Roll Express - a triple bill of REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent - will inspire a wide range of reactions. This is applicable because the Express lands tonight at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
Let's accentuate the positive with a true/false quiz! Which of the following are real and cool?
1. REO has "Keep Pushin'," "Ridin' the Storm Out" and "Golden Country" in the set list.
2. Styx is not playing "Babe."
3. Derek St. Holmes - thank you, God - is lead vocalist for the Nugent band.
4. For his encore, Nugent field dresses an elk with a church key.
ANSWERS: Only 4 if false. Nuge is actually field-dressing a Democrat at each tour stop.
- RICK KOSTER
The Midwest Rock 'n' Roll Express with Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent, 7 tonight, Mohegan Sun Arena; $40; 1-888-664-4326, mohegansun.com.