Re: Joe and Jeff in Bonn, July 19
jim m wrote:RickB wrote:
One observation. This was the first time I had experienced an European standing event. They suck. Stifling heat and crowding led to a final retreat from our front row area before Jeff Beck came on, not to mention how my back and feet felt after standing for 3 hours. I want my seat to have a number and I want it to be mine for the whole show. If it is expensive, so be it.
My sentiments exactly.
How can you guys sit still at a Joe Bonamassa concert? Even though we had front row seats at our last Joe show, both Mrs Icon and myself felt totally constrained. The only advantage was not having to stand in line for a couple of hours to make sure we got to the front! Sissi has it right - stand up and groove to the music!
Rick - did Pete find you any Tibetan Cod?
...Ian, dont let Ol` Pickled Egg fool you... ( thats Rick`s new nick name by the way! ) that big baby can groove alright... as you all will see when some video appears on the `tube... but to be fair we were getting cooked up front and some of us just gave up and had to retreat for water or beer in Rick`s case.. Ol Pickled Egg could out drink Moby D*ck by the way!... the wait between Joe and Jeff was a killer.. maybe some tech` issue was at play but its a shame... we moved out back,were about 3 from the front, and propped up some concrete with a cool one in hand for Jeff so no vid`
..Jimmy B` was excellent..Rick and I got the CD and will be playing it a lot without doubt!... Joe B` put out a stonkin condensed set, about ten songs and an unscheduled encore... well i think it was unscheduled but the crowd was persistent enough to bring Joe out for one extra! Joe was.... well... Joe!.. probably the reason Rick`s knee`s started to cry i`d guess.. Patrick Swayze would have been proud!
...Jeff B`...well i have seen Jeff a goood few times over the years and what can i say... it was the best one yet and people should get out and check this current line up out.. a bit of Nessun Dorma to cap it all off was just sublime... a fabulous atmosphere despite the heat and one hell of a gig as a whole!...this experience was hightened further by being amongst some really lovely people... thank you all so much!
R. Buckminster Fuller