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Old 04-10-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Me and My 14 year old Granddaughter saw BB King last night at the Turning Stone Casino. Ive loved BB's Blues for a long time but never had a chance to see him play live, at 87 years old, we wont have many chances to ever again. I was thrilled when my wife got me 2 front row Center tickets (She didnt care to go) so I invited my reluctant Granddaughter!

She wasnt all that excited about going at first but once she got there, she was rocking and clapping with all of us old farts in a packed house! Theres a good reason they call him the "King of the Blues", even at 87, he can talk it up, play and sing better than the clowns on the charts today and he's got style, grace and humor galore.

BB Played and played and would have played all night if the Casino goons hadnt called it done to get everyone out on the gaming floor. My Granddaughter loved the show and got to see a legend live in the "Pink", (Dark pink!). Neither she nor I will ever forget the show; I will be taking her to others, I dont think she will hesitate again!

If you ever have a chance, go see him, he and his band are so awesome you wont be disappointed I assure you! By the way, take your kid, grandkid or neighbor kid with you and show them where the phrase "Class Act" came from, they will probably thank you for it after. The hugs I got were worth a million dollars!

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Sounds like a great evening! Aren't the grandkids fun?

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Sounds like a great time and a wonderful opportunity for you both.

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Default Old acts that still tour....

I LOVE taking my son to shows!! I've taken him 3 times to see Cheap Trick ... twice as an opening act and once as the headliner so that was a 2 1/2 hour + set!!! I myself have seen them at least 12 times going back to 1977 (opening for Kiss no less!!... my first concert too!!) and have never seen CT put on a bad show!!

We're planning to see the Dropkick Murphys when they play Raleigh in June too!! Time to break out the kilts!!

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They grow so darned fast and we connect on less and less all the time. Seeing My little Granddaughter swinging and getting into the jam was awesome, a smile a mile wide after! Music is universal in some ways, like when My Uncle and I discussed the virtues of an Acoustic Guitar V an Electric when I was a 12 year old Rocker. He didnt learn much but I learned to appreciate Segovia.

I got to enjoy the Blues when I was learning my trade in a dirty little TV Shop; one of the old techs used to blast it all night long and it grew on me. Its dirty, harsh and gritty but that guitar just moves into your head, you can feel the words turn to emotions instantly.

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Great to hear you might have made a fan out of someone that might never even tried some good blues. I got my daughter hooked when she was really young because I usually always have some old man music playing in the truck and in my work shop.

It's not easy these days to get kids involved in anything the old people do. It still cracks me up when the young and cool crowd ask what I"m playing i the truck. People just don't think a guy with a gray beard should listen to.....That kind of music and do it so loud. Still think most modern bands hug a root though.

If a person does not like BB King they must be dead! Many of the great ones are gone or circling the drain. It's great to see them when/if ya get a chance. A lot of the old guys can still get it done..Though I still think the Stones and Aerosmith should have stopped years ago. It's just not right anymore.

Kids would do themselves a great justice to check out music outside of the norm for them. The electronic drums will wait till they get back And it's always a great thing when the older folk can pas on something and spend a little time with the youngins. Seems that time just slipps away and before you know it they are too old to hang out with old folks or it'as just not cool anymore. I guess we need to just keep trying and hope for the best I'm proud of my kids buy do miss when they liked hanging around Dad more.

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To try to make a long story short, I just met my daughter 5 years ago. I didn't know she was a pre-release version when I broke up with her mom over her increasing affection for chemical enhancement. Since we met I have been introducing her to music that doesn't involve three chords, a cheating wife, and a dead dog. Seeing the look on her face when we listened to Poem 58 on the Chicago Transit Authority CD was a great feeling. We were driving down the road in one of the typical Florida deluges one afternoon, and that song managed to take her mind completely off the road and traffic conditions. Thankfully, I was driving.

Another time was when we sat in a bar at Disney listening to a swing/jazz band one night. Her smile reached ear to ear, her eyes were wide open, with a slight hint of tears. When the break came she turned and said, "Now, that's music!" She has become a listener that hears the music and not only the lyrics. What a drastic change. It's great being part of that.

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In a back storage room at a casino in Robinsonville, MS, I sat for weeks on a records audit with a "Lucille" next to me, rusting in a case. It was kinda sad; all the metal was turning green and such.

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