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Manday, October 4, 1999
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Volume 65, Issue 30


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Kravitz, Collective Soul make KLOL Fall Jam V a "night to remember"

By Jake McKim
Daily Cougar Staff 

Saturday at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands, performers Lenny Kravitz, Collective Soul, Smashmouth, Buckcherry and more put on a mesmerizing show that won't soon be forgotten by those who attended.

The KLOL Fall Jam V kicked off at 1:30 p.m. and didn't wrap up until just before 11 p.m.

Smashmouth was the first real notable band of the evening, hitting the stage at around 6 p.m. with an energy-filled, dance-in-front-of-your-seat set that got things warmed up for superstar acts Collective Soul and Lenny Kravitz.


Legendary rocker Lenny Kravitz along with Collective Soul, Smashmouth, Buskcherry and more played an unforgetable show Saturday at the KLOL Fall Jam V at Woodlands Pavilion.

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While Smashmouth performed rock/pop hits like "Walking on the Sun," "Can't Get Enough of You Baby" and "All-Star," the already filled-to-capacity crowd swiveled their hips along with the band's radio-friendly sound.

Lead singer Steve Harwell made it a point to make sure every one in the front few rows was soaked with beer and bottled water, providing an added bonus to an already pleased crowd.

Immediately following Smashmouth was immensely popular rock act Collective Soul, which proved to be well worth its headlining status.

With powerful pop ballad lyrics and heavy guitar riffs, Collective Soul jammed with an intensity that was obviously appreciated by fans.

Blazing through emotional songs like "Run," "Shine" and "Where the River Flows," Soul had the crowd of 13,000 plus singing along with every word.

After a long, drawn-out, 45-minute break, Lenny Kravitz, appeared dressed in a tight-fitting, glittery outfit that only he could get away with and still look cool.

With his now trademark afro and one of his many sparkling guitars in hand, Kravitz rocked his way through captivating, beat-driven songs like "Live," "Let Love Rule" and "Rock 'n' Roll is Dead."

By show's end, Kravitz' extreme energy level and powerful vocals left the crowd fatigued, and the buzz of just having witnessed something incredible filled the air.

Kravitz even made it a point to get closer to his fans by walking from the stage to the hill and back flanked by security guards, almost inciting a riot by rowdy fans in the process.

Backed by a sensational, talented band, Kravitz played an eight-song, one-hour-and-a-half set that included three encores, "American Woman," "Fly" and "Are You Gonna Go My Way" which sent a flood of emotion through the Woodlands Pavilion.

The folks at KLOL undoubtedly put together a noteworthy, diversified lineup for this year's annual Fall show, one which also featured acts Train and Kenny Wayne Shepard.

If Fall Jam VI is anything like Fall Jam V, fans of solid rock music should already be looking forward to next year.
 

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