Me and My Granddaughter saw BB King last night

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  1. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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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!
     
  2. c3shooter

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

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Sounds like a great time and a wonderful opportunity for you both.
     
  4. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    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!! :D
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  5. WebleyFosbery38

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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.
     
  6. DrumJunkie

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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. :D

    If a person does not like BB King they must be dead!:eek: 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:rolleyes: 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.
     
  7. Doc3402

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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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  11. Doc3402

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    A lot of musicians will do that. I've known some that would sit through hours of crap just to hear one riff in a bar band's closing song. You never know what you can learn from another player, no matter what his skill level may be.

    On the flip side many players, especially blues and jazz players, will go out of their way to encourage others to develop their talents. Over the years I've seen quite a few hold impromptu lessons between sets. They are a breed all their own. It's all about the music.
     
  12. F4U

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    Just found out from my 11 year old that her mother is taking her to see BB King this summer, I can't wait to hear how she likes it.
     
  13. Dearhunter

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    "The thrill is gone" Oh yeah!!
     
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    Fortunately, my wife is a pro bass player and she got to play the Blues for many many years with some of the best of the old-line Blues guys---sadly, most of them died off starting about ten years ago---and I sure do miss 'em! Now, all of the Jazz guys are dying off now...
     
  16. Doc3402

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    She's going to love it. Just explain to her that there is no mosh pit at a blues concert. :D

    You know what's funny? My 8 year old granddaughter is primarily a country crossover fan, but she will listen to and enjoy almost anything.
     
  17. Doc3402

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    There are still some extremely talented people out there, but they were born in the wrong era. Rather than the record labels seeking them out and promoting them they have to be content with the bar scene as a second job. It stinks, but there just isn't a market for them anymore.

    I remember back in the olden days... jeeze, I sound like my mother. Anyway, back when many of these players broke into the business we had television variety shows that would give the new people some exposure. Ed Sullivan, Ted Mack, Dick Clark, Hee Haw, Laugh In, The Smothers Brothers, and even the Tonight Show promoted a lot of unknowns into fame. Look at the number of stars that came out of Ed McMahon's Star Search. We don't have that kind of promotion anymore. Now if you want to see blues or jazz players you have to find some obscure little club in a part of town you would rather avoid.
     
  18. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Shes gonna love it, BB is a class act. My grandaughter thought he was great! The guy who played warmup was excellect also, definately a bit more down and dirty, a bit provacative also but thats the blues!
     
  19. F4U

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    Probably a stupid question given the style of music, but how loud was it? Should young ears take some hearing protection? I would hate to filter good music through earplugs, but I would like for my daughter to have better hearing than I have when she gets to my age!!!
     
  20. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    The front row seats were very loud but I can report no measurable hearing loss from the granddaughter due to the concert but she still doesnt listen to her Mother!