As a Gen X'er, I grew up on 80's and 90's rock music. Say what you will about "hairbands" and "butt rock", but most of the rock bands from the 80s and early 90s were rarely pretentious or took themselves too seriously. The music was fun and hedonistic, with most of the songwriting themes revolving around love, sex, partying all night, and good times.

So an upcoming show in Idaho caught my eye today when it appeared on my social media feed. Great White, Slaughter, and Quiet Riot are coming to Idaho on May 31 and I'm half-tempted to buy some tickets, book a hotel, and hit the road.

Frankie Banali Of Quiet Riot Bronze Statue Unveiling And Memorial At Rainbow Bar And Grill
Quiet Riot. Photo by Timothy Norris/Getty Images

Come on, feel the noise.

The outdoor concert is in Fort Hall, Idaho at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel. If you ever drive to Salt Lake, you probably notice the sprawling casino and hotel just off the interstate. Billboards advertise the establishment for many miles in each direction. 

I've stopped at Fort Hall a handful of times while passing by and I wish Montana had casinos like this. I'd prefer a half-dozen of these across the state, instead of the hundreds of rinky-dink casinos on every street corner and gas station in Montana.

Great White Concert Benefiting Ty Longley
Great White. Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images
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Unlike some Native-owned casinos, the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Casino in Fort Hall serves alcohol. It has hundreds of slot machines and classic Las Vegas-style table games such as blackjack, craps, and roulette. It's certainly not Vegas, but it does provide an affordable option vs. $18 beers, $30 ala carte hamburgers, and the $400 per night rooms you'll find on the Strip.


Tickets for the show are affordable.

Tickets start at just $29 for GA with pit tickets available for $59. Rooms appear to be sold out for the May 31 concert date, so you'll probably have to book a room in Pocatello or Idaho Falls if you want to stay nearby. Find the ticket link and more details HERE.

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