Friday, April 17, 2009
Six Buses at the Z
Wifey said a couple of times, "Even if I go alone, I would love it". The show was sold out but I heard on the radio that the perfomers had turned in some of thier tickets. I called at 6:30 and there was a single remaining. I grabbed it for Sue.
I was so proud and I called her at the Animal Shelter to break the news.
"No! Don't say that. I can't go. I don't want to go". She said
Apparently there is a brew ha ha brewing among the staff and volunteers. She was in tears and wanted no part of the concert. She convinced me to go. That and the $90 ticket I had waiting for me all paid for.
The show opened with BIlly Bob Thornton and his band. I figured this was a country music event and I got my self a glass of cheap bourbon on the way to my seat. Billy Bob's set ended just around the time my glass dried up. A refill before the second act, Ray Price. Before he came on I asked the woman next to me if she had ever heard of him. The look I got from the 6'6 guy in front of me was classic. He was amazed that I did not know him. I was singing along to a lot of his music, and his band was very very classy.
Willie Nelson came on stage with a small group. The drummer only had a snair drum and brushes. No bass, tom tom, top hat or cymbals. Will can play though. He cut loose a few times and brought down the house.
I have never been a country fan and can honestly say that I'm still not. But a live show is a live show. It's really cool to see these stars do their thing even if you have no interest otherwise.
Did I mention that I had my glass refilled before Willy came on stage. I just did I guess.
There were six buses outside the Z. Five decoys I suppose.
Maybe he's on this bus? Maybe not.
This is a new program I'm using. I still need to work on the sound.