First, let me start by saying we had a ton of fun before, during and after the show. That said, this one wasn't for the record books, at least not for me. Right off the bat, the crowd was a dud and the band was lacking... energy. Plus the sound was really off. Very muddy, at least from our spot in the 5th row. I know If Heartaches Were Nickels is a fan fave, but it's not a personal favorite, too slow. And then Blues of Desperation... also not a personal favorite. Everything just seemed to be too slow or something. Hard to articulate. But I gave it my all screaming at the top of my lungs after every song. (I did, after all, have to make up for the 2,000 who weren't doing anything!) So much so that Joe definitely noticed and mentioned it. Joe seemed to be enjoying himself. There were a couple times when he was laughing and smiling on stage. I talked to a few people after the show who were seeing Joe for the first time and they loved it, so that's good.
Now there's nothing until Joe visits Wisconsin again in March. I have tix to both shows and will look forward to seeing what happens.
LIVE MUSIC IS BEST