“Tell Me,” have you ever been to a concert that was absolutely “Smokin'”?

“Tell Me,” have you ever been to a concert that was absolutely “Smokin'”?

That's what the experience was like Friday night during the Boston and Cheap Trick concert at Bethel Woods.

I'm not as familiar with Cheap Trick, although I know several of their songs like “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender.”

For not knowing Cheap Trick, I thought they were pretty awesome and they started the “Party” out right.

They had the crowd grooving to the music and you could tell people were “Feelin' Satisfied.”

I had a great time listening to Cheap Trick and learning a few more songs I never heard. There was no way they would “Cool the Engines” before the main act.

There was a “Higher Power” telling me to go see this awesome “Rock & Roll Band” called Boston, who happen to be one of my favorites.

“Amanda” would be jealous if she missed the show that night.

I knew from the start that Boston would rock at Bethel, and rock they did.

Everyone was singing along and dancing to the music. I'm sure they were feeling similar to me, with a “Peace of Mind,” because Boston was all about bringing the fun.

Both bands showed off some of their skills with longer solos and even some duets. It was awesome.

“A Man I'll Never Be” was dedicated to lead singer Tommy DeCarlo's dad. While it's not one of my favorite songs, I really liked the way it was performed.

“Livin' for You” wasn't one of the chosen songs, but I was thrilled all of my favorites were played.

Talk about getting the crowd wild, Boston ended their main show with “Foreplay/Long Time” and it was incredible.

They even added some extra parts within the Foreplay portion of the song and made it even better. It was a fun spin on a classic.

I will not say “Don't Look Back” because it was too awesome a show not to reminisce about.

If you've never listened to Boston or Cheap Trick you should definitely check them out. I have “More Than a Feeling” you won't regret doing so.

Waters is a staff writer for The Wayne Independent and can be reached at kwaters@wayneindependent.com