At just after 9pm, the Crüe hit the stage in Florida USA at Livestock VII in front of a crowd of over 32,500 for their first concert in over two years, and the first reunited with Vince Neil since 1991. The set opens with Shout 97 featuring lots of pyro, followed by Wild Side, the premiere of new title track Generation Swine, Dr. Feelgood, forthcoming single Afraid and Live Wire. The Crüe then blast through Primal Scream for the first time live in the USA. Find Myself with vocals from Nikki Sixx, and Kickstart My Heart winds up the main set with Nikki throwing his bass into the crowd and Vince shouting "We’re Mötley Crüe" as the band retreat with heaps of pyro and a fireworks display from behind the stage. The encore of Home Sweet Home sees the piano parts replaced by Mick Mars on acoustic guitar, as the ten song set concludes; twice the expected number of songs. Pamela could be seen taking pictures of husband Tommy from the side of the stage towards the end of the set. Many feel the highlight of the evening is Vince and Nikki embracing in a long, drawn out showing of genuine affection while still playing. This was the first live rock concert for Nikki Sixxs wife Donna, who's name is now tattooed on the back of his neck. Nikki tells fans backstage after an MTV interview that "Its nice to feel the brotherhood again" as Tommy explains to Brian Johnson of AC/DC that it feels like he has been reborn.
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