Saw the touring show last night in Salt Lake. 3.5 hours start to finish with two set breaks. Very sparse crowd, with the upper section of the front seats totally empty. First and second sections of the front were less than half filled during the opening set and the lawn was not jammed at all. I think folks moved down during the show and made it look better. They had to be disappointed in ticket sales. I paid $34 each for good seats. Definitly not a show to go to if you're looking for new jams and such. Just a rehash of old hits, often played by people who weren't there the first time. Not a ripoff but barely worth the cost and hassle, especially after laying out $55 or so for six beers for me and my sweetie. $17 a pair. And that was after dinner and beer at a brew pub near the arena. We had a good time though.
MTB was the most disappointing. Fun to hear the old songs but with only one (I think) original member, there wasn't any magic from guys making a living playing someone else's oldies.
CDB was okay I guess but his shows don't seem to have any spontaneity. Feels like once you've seen him, no need to go back. And as mentioned on the Zone previously, he did change the lyrics on "Long Haired Country Boy" to "I get up in the morning" and the "afternoon" change was somewhat unintelligible, maybe something like "I'm done by the afternoon". I've heard he made disparaging remarks about folks who use herb but no rants this night on that topic. He did a short rant about child molesters before he did a tune on that subject and he talked briefly about entertaining the troops in Iraq last year before doing a song dedicated to veterans.
The folks who kicked ass were The Outlaws. They were way worth seeing. Went downhill after they left the stage and unfortunately, they were the opening act. They do have a new album coming out and played some tunes from that as well as the hits. They rocked. I'd go see them again.
Charlie brought everyone on stage for the last song "South's Gonna Do It Again". (As someone asked previously, when did the south do it the first time?)
Don't expect anything earth shaking, but if you have the time and bucks and nothing else going on, it could be a good time. Don't forget the earplugs.
Great review. Thanks.
I saw CDB in 80 and he didn't have any spontanaeity then.
I saw CDB in 80 and he didn't have any spontanaeity then.>>>
Me too, but I don't remember too much of that show.
I went to the Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam 12 in 1986. The Outlaws and MTB played there , with the CDB of course. That was an all day fest.
Thanks for the review! It confirmed my fears about this. MTB is my favorite of the lot and to hear they were the lowlight is a shame.
I had been weighing this ticket and now I'll save the money. Thanks again.
The only time I saw the Outlaws was opening for the Allmans back in '82(?). They only had one drummer and two guitarists at that point. Are they back up to a "four guitar army" (including bass) again? One or two drummers? Thanks!
I kinda figured that CD would eliminate pot references, given he's Sean Hannity's bud now.
Hughie Thomasson - Guitar
Chris Anderso - Guitar
Randy Threet - Bass
David Dix and Monte Yoho - Drums