It's been a while since I've poked my head in...lots of things going on over the last year or two and, although my Bonamania has not diminished, my time on the forum has. Hello to all.
I wanted to add something to the April Bonahistory archives regarding this specific item:
04/23/05 Champaign IL - William Staerkel Plantarium - a dvd showing of ANDY Live
A first-of-its-kind event will occur in the planetarium dome on April
23 from 5-6:30pm. A small group from Monticello is renting the
planetarium to show a concert on DVD from up & coming blues guitarist
Joe Bonamassa. Mr. Bonamassa and his trio were discovered by BB King.
If you like hot guitar solos and searing blues, catch the concert,
filmed in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Tickets are $4 at the door and JB
materials and CDs will be available. All proceeds are going to the
band.(Wm. Staerkel Planetarium E-News April 2005)
When I first discovered Joe (2004), I joined the Street Team and contacted the head of the Illinois Street Team to discuss all things Joe. Beth Bennett and I became fast friends and saw numerous shows together over the years. Beth lived in Monticello and was the person that rented out the planetarium and arranged the showing of the Ft. Wayne DVD.
Beth succumbed to cancer a few years back (RIP), but was as big of a JB fan as anyone I've known, as well as being one of Joe's earliest supporters.
"Rock ON & Keep the Faith"