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B.B. King Review
B.B. King Review
All right everyone here it is, my review of B.B. King live at the FM Kirby Center, one word, amazing. Never in my life have I had the opportunity to see someone live that was as entertaining, charming, and charismatic as he was last night.
He came on stage to a roaring standing ovation that had every person in the building letting loose with a release that was building for sometime. I have been looking forward to this show for about two months and it looked like I wasn't alone. After he came on stage he sat down (He's 80 years old, it's understandable. He also made light of this when he said "My knees are bad, my backs bad, and my head ain't to good either!" ) and picked up Lucille, which was already on stage drawing the wondering gaze of most of the audience before the show. He launched into a set that had songs both new and old including "When Love comes to Town" during which the music stopped and he waited for the crowd to sing the next part. When only a few were ready he stopped and asked the crowd if we knew who U2 was, and weather we knew that they wrote that song for him, after that we were ready to sing our part. During the show B.B. kept on telling his story's about the songs before leading into them and had the audience laughing for most of them. B.B. also noted that the paper were going to say "B.B was good, but he talked to much".
At this point I have to address the person that yelled "We paid to hear you play not talk", whoever you are I hope you burn in a thousand hells for saying that. You have no idea what a blues show is like and you proved it to what I guess was a sold out show.
I could go on for awhile but I’ll bring it in.
At the end B.B. exited the stage how he entered, to a standing ovation. He walked off the stage put on his coat and hat, came back on, signed a couple of autographs and for what seamed to me he drew in the energy of the crowd. Then with a smile on his face he walked off stage.
For me personally, this was the greatest show I have ever been to, and if he decides to go on tour again, you can bet that I'll be in the audience, saying to myself, the thrill is never gone.