Saturday, November 21, 2015
Brian Setzer and the Cleveland Goose Egg
(The audience gets a big, old goose egg!)
Brian is a fabulous guitar player, of course and he had a full-tilt, boogie-on big band and two girls singers who weren't sticks; they were lovely and curvaceous! His slap bass player is a monster and so wonderful to watch! We can't wait to go to another concert! It was one of the best concerts either one of us has ever been to! And my shoes inadvertently matched the band guys' jackets! How fun and weird it that?
By the way, I feel another Voice In My Head coming along. She will talk about good behavior at concerts, plays etc.
I was simply goob-smacked at the people we sat next to who first of all asked us to move 2 seats down so they could sit with their friends (I should have said no, quite frankly). They, and most of the people around talked through the whole opening act which is rude and disrespectful. They didn't applaud him at all. Hey, OK, his music was not necessarily MY cup of tea (too much distortion guitar) but he's got some talent for sure. That's a hard, hard job; to open for a headliner. We both made a point to thank him and shake his hand during the intermission. (He was out autographing his CD). I almost apologized to him on behalf of my town of birth.
People started walking out before Brian's concert was even over? Seriously, who DOES that? Don't you want him to do a couple of encores??? On behalf of the fun-loving NE Ohioans still left, I apologize!
When did Cleveland audiences become so tepid and rude? And what's with all the getting up during the concert and going back and forth bull shit? Unless you've got something seriously wrong with you, like diarrhea, keep your ass in your damn seat. For almost the first time in my life, I am embarrassed to say I was born in Cleveland.
I mean, seriously, that show was high energy, toe tapping, body rocking, head bopping, bundles of fun and great music. And most of the people around us were acting like it was chamber music in a church.
Maybe it's because it was at the Rocksino, which frankly is a pretty crappy venue! The Spousal Unit and I were practically in each others' laps!
But we got to see Brian Setzer and he and his whole crew were amazing and fun!! Totally worth putting up being surrounded by a bunch of stick-in-the-mud types! He show was a wowzer plus!!!!