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Thread #90050   Message #1706458
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
30-Mar-06 - 07:11 AM
Thread Name: Gonna see BB King on Wednesday!
Subject: RE: Gonna see BB King on Wednesday!
We saw him a couple of years ago. His legs won't keep him up for a whole concert, so he performs sitting in a chair, but he is still delightful, and still can play Lucille like a woman.

When we heard him, there was if anything a more revered hush over the audience... he had to work a little to get people to loosen up. But then, it was in a high end Center For The Arts with High End type folks. A few years ago, I heard the Five Blind Boys Of Alabama in a similar hoity-toity setting and was so bored that I left after the first set. Last year, my wife and I and Joe and his wife went to hear the Five Blind Boys again in an old theater in New Haven, and the audience was very different.. not the dinner party and cocktails before the concert, fur coat crowd. Broadcloth coats and jeans. We had church.

The audience can make all the difference.