House of Blues (HOB)
House of Blues - Blues Brothers
After working 25.5 hours the last two days, I left work after 6 PM and ready to relax as I am off work tomorrow. I get a call from Gary Malone who has an extra ticket to a concert tonight at 8 PM at HOB in Dallas. I tell him "Well, I guess I won't be going home and cooking steaks. I'll see you at the concert." I called my wife and told her she will have to cook the steaks as I'll be at a Peter Frampton concert.
What a concert! Loved Frampton back in the day of "Frampton Comes Alive" and his hits afterwards. Never seen him in concert and never been to HOB.
HOB is a great place to see a concert. Good food and it has a bar. We had general tickets ($35) and had to stand the entire night which was hard on my feet. However, I was only about 10 people away from Frampton. They allowed non-flash photography but since I came from work, I did not have my digital camera with zoom lens. I could have gotten pictures of his nose hair.
Frampton did all of his hits except for I'm In You. I forgot he came from Humble Pie and he did the Humble Pie song I Don't Need No Doctor in his last encore.
He did three instrumentals from his 2006 Grammy winner CD "Fingerprints" including Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun. He reminded me of my favorite guitar player Joe Satriani.
And yes, more than once, I smelled pot. A rather large girl in front on me passed out and we had to pick her up off the ground.
Show Me The Way was awesome and so was an extended version of Do You Feel Like We Do, as he introduced everyone in the band.
He ended the concert with the Beatles'/George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
Afterwards, Gary wanted to go to Hooters and get something to eat and I guess have another beer. The bass player walked in and we told him it was a good show.
Walking back to our cars, we walked passed the buses and told the drummer and other guitar player it was a good show. I think Frampton was already on the bus.
Pics from a cell phone