dang Cathy beat me to it,lol
Ok, yeah i know how to save stuff i just didn't...let's see if I can rethink this the same
Great show last night, one of my favorites. Truly the highlight was getting to talk to Carmine and Rick before the show, well until Joe gave me a guitar pick at the end. I felt very special for having experienced both thing. such nice guys and got a small bit of detail about the making of Jockey Full of Bourbon from Rick. i could have listened all night. thanks again, so cool!
Most excellent to be with my Bonabuddies and in particular having Melissa in person from Mojohio, and also traveling with Cathy. would have liked to hang around longer to talk to Carl and Vikki and Rob more and meet more but had to get on the road back home.
I wasn't really feeling the best which is a bit distracting but it was still a great night and excellent show. One of my favorite for sure but haven't ever been to a bad one. the theater is nice and the sound was awesome IMO. I was lucky to be in the second row which makes it a bit more enjoyable. A nice relaxed atmosphere in there compared to some theater settings IMO. I had to drive home so I didn't indulge but I thought it was cool you could drink in there. the one woman up front may have been better off stopping sooner but she did sorta crack me up. she kept talkign after Joe shushed her in the quiet part of Blues Deluxe and then wondering what she was doing wrong well he just told you to shush but you are still talking thats whats wrong,lol i've never been shushed by a band member before! she said thats no band member ma'am thats Joe Bonamassa! anyway it was pretty relaxed in there by then .
I liked how the band encouraged us to be loud and to stand up after a while. The venue staff was cool and some folks got to move forward toward the end it was great to see peoples expressions of joy and awe as they got to be so close to Joe for a bit. I remember this one woman just so happy when he played Asking Around. That was some real heavy emotions there when Joe sang the end without a microphone with so much sincerity. i wanted to say though that the woman who wouldn't shush, he would not need to ask around for her I think he'd be able to find her pretty easy,lol. got to give her a hard time although I did like how she liked how we were having a good time like her except we know when to shush,lol
Cathy has the set list and I didn't take notes like I sometimes do but here are some things I noticed in particular. Loved all the new songs and the set itself. I had forgotten Just got Paid was in the set and that was a little suprise for me and glad we got to stand for that one.
TBOJH, yes that is TBOJH with a T, not without a T. Awesome. I like how alot of the newer songs really rock but are still blues IMO. the bluesier numbers are still greatly excecuted but i could do without So Many Roads. I know its a favorite of many but maybe after the RAH dvd we can shelf it for a while, just kidding, maybe. of course i did enjoy it last night as alwasy just not as much as everything else.
anyway Sloe Gin was particulalry great, great intro and extra thrills on the may day stormy seas part.
I like the way Joe plays Blues Deluxe now than in times past. not many differences but anyway the other real bluesy ione IMo is Great Flood and it was very good.
I think there was more than enough guitar and guitar solos. Of course this hasn't really been my big thing anyway, even with Pain and Sorrow, since its been a topic of conversation, its really about the whole song and the music itself with that not that its a long guitar solo, that in my mind is just a circumstance of the song not what makes the song.
I do notice with the new songs and the set all together there is a great variety of guitar and solo. In times past sometimes I found some of the soloing a bit too similar song to song at times. i think with the new songs in particular i like the uniqueness of each. yet still having Joe's written all over it.
Happier Times is one of my favorite songs now and it was great to hear it live. I missed the little acoustic bit in the earlier part of the song though and wanted to put something right there but still it was great. everything played so well.
The intro to Mountain Time is a little different and the purple guitar that I couldn't tell what it was sounded nice. I just really enjoy watching Joe play and get caught up watching what his hands are doing and sorta missed out on how much I can get into that song and let it take me away. I had a few great just close your eyes and let it take you there moments. that i needed.
Lee you were right Woke Up Dreaming it was like 10 minutes long. But this time it didn't seem like that really. I enjoyed it thouroughly where in times past i had wished for him to just stop and get on with the show. I think I liked it more because it was very Faux Mantini like at the beginning which is just beautiful. Of course I love the song Woke Up Dreaming but disliked how at it would turn more into a guitar demonstration than a song. i think last nights version was a great balance that was more still a song but had enough of the guitar skills thrills in it. I was really suprised when I checked the time afterward and 10+minutes had gone by. I got a little dizzy watching him play so fast. Being so close is really a treat because I could see just about everything with great detail. Would have been fine anywhere in there I think but I recognize the specialness of being so close.
not sure why I was wondering how Quarryman would come off live but it was great I loved how it started. nothing that different than the album there but a great heavy rocker. Last Kiss and Lonesome Road bith also super cool I forget what i said earlier will revisit if I remember. gotta wrap this up for right now
Joe threw out a few picks after playing a little riff with each one first. Then, I don't want anyone to get too jealous but Joe played part of a song with one (Asking Around I believe? gosh i forget and that would actually make it that more special) and then walked over toward me and beckoned me forth in an almost come hither sort of way to be personally handed that pick from the stage his hand to mine. now I thought it was because I had done something special for him he appreciated and he indeed told me afterward that was why but still I am a very lucky special girl! and people were really happy for me but I think wondering why.
Thansk again Joe that was too cool. Joe came out afterward too for a little bit and I got a JB on the pick as well. and got to say goodbye to Rick too . I wish i was going to see the shows next week at Birchmere but i have August to look forward too and hearing about everything inbetween. I gotta go right now but will try to think of more details.
I really am so glad I discovered Joe a while back and have gotten to be along for some of this ride so far and manage to be recognized by
Joe. I know so many of his fans are also awsomeassa like me but won't have that same opportunity. Of course I would take more if I could but really grateful.
I'm feeling good!!!!!!!!!
oh yeah good to hear what roadshow said in the other thread abotu getting a truck for the gear. I kept wondering where it all was gonna go!