after joe cocker opened, steve miller and his band came on to a stripped down stage and proceeded to take the audience to "swingtown!" not just open his show with that tune, but literally head out a tour de force all the major music venues - rock (duh), country, blues, and rap (seriously). all the while, steve miller made guitar changes with practically every number, and introduced their newest band member, sonny, who spent most of his time on stage (when he wasn't signing the blues) dancing like a whirling dervish!
the highlight of the show, for me, was the incredibly tripped out "fly like an eagle!" first off, it as that number that triggered the light show, which could be described as liquid psychedelia - where colors streamed up and down the backdrop! plus, mid-way thru the song, the keyboardist came down to the front of the stage and began to rap the lyrics! there were a couple of boos from the hard-core purists who didn't want the tune tampered with. but i, for one, thought it was a great twist to an opt-heard (on the radio) classic!
then, there was steve's playing of the double neck guiter - shades of jimmy page! and i was probably hallucinating, but i could have sworn they ran through the chords of stairway to heaven! probably wishful daydreaming :D
miller, sonny charles, and norman buffalo.
all in all, it was a terrific concert! would definitely go see steve miller in again!
living in the usa,
nobody loves you,
hey bo diddley,
boom bopa boom,
fly like an eagle,
wild mountain honey,
dance dance dance,
rock n' me,
take the money & run,
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