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Swinging open the Doors’ catalog

An immense line formed from outside the entrance of the House of Blues in Anaheim into a snake-like shape that reached next-door neighbor restaurant Tortilla Jo’s. Fans waited anxiously to be allowed in. The HOB held a musical event Saturday that took everyone back to the past. The late ‘60s to be exact.

People of all ages came out to show their support for Wild Child.

Wild Child is a tribute band to the psychedelic rock band, The Doors.

Brock's performance is uncanny to that of Morrison's. Photo credit: alene masse

As the lights dimmed and the curtains pulled back, concert-goers mustered up all the energy they had to show their hospitality for the band.

Vocalist Dave Brock flawlessly embodied the persona of Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors.

Brock is no newbie when it comes to the Morrison persona. He formed Wild Child in 1986 and ever since then, Brock entertains with his Morrison impression.

Brock captivated fans at the HOB not only with his performance and vocals, but his appearance as well, that were uncanny to those of Morrison’s.

Brock's energetic vibe kept concertgoers entertained throughout the night. Photo credit: alene masse

It is not surprising that the crowd was so immersed in the music of The Doors because for that night, Brock was Morrison. His never-ending energetic vibe had fans on their toes throughout the show.

Brock’s mannerisms were identical to Morrison’s. In the middle of “Unknown Solider,” Brock displayed to perfection Morrison’s performance of falling to the ground as if being shot at.

Wild Child played most of The Doors’ classic, nostalgic singles such as “Roadhouse Blues,” “Light My Fire” and “L.A. Woman” as well as songs that may not have been mainstream.

Fans joined Brock as they sang along, word for word. The older generation in the crowd were able to reminisce back in time with a chance of growing up with the music of The Doors.


The night could not end without a much needed encore, which the crowd cheered for until they got what they asked for as Brock stepped back out to finish the concert. After the show, everyone came back to the present and seemed fully content from the experience.

A Wild Child performance is a must see for fans of The Doors or for anyone who wants to give their musical taste buds a different genre to taste.

The temporary ringing in the ears from the loud, live music and raspy voice from cheering and singing along are more than worth it.

The next performance for Wild Child will be at the Whisky A Go-Go on April 26.

Tickets start at $26. The Whisky A Go-Go is located at 8901 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

For more information on Wild Child, you can visit their website at

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