Since I knew that Flannery's has good stuff we decided to go there before the concert for food & drinks. Unfortunately we found out that there was a George Strait concert taking place at Quicken Loans Arena tonight so we had to listen to country music that was being played and watch people come in with cowboy hats & boots on. We left Flannery's sometime after 7:00 when the doors of the House of Blues opened to listen to the opening act - Australian singer/songwriter Paul Kelly. He had a pretty good voice and was an interesting character. Before singing one of his songs "Winter Coat" he told everyone how much colder it was here in Cleveland than in the land down under.
I looked around as Paul Kelly was wrapping up and saw that the place was really starting to fill up now. I think it was probably close to a sell out tonight. Luckily we were able to stand about 5 feet from the stage the entire night. For $17 you really can't get a better atmosphere than this. I try to only go to concerts at small venues like this because you really get your money's worth.
As they got ready to announce Big Head Todd & The Monsters you could feel the anticipation in the air. The crowd was really pumped up right from the beginning and the excitement continued to build as each song was played. Todd sang incredible tonight and had some awesome guitar solos, the drummer was really into it, and the bass guitarist kept a great beat as always. To quote someone from the message board on Big Head Todd's website, "I had more fun at this concert than at any other in the past. The audience was so friendly with one another that it felt like a huge high school reunion." I couldn't agree more... My brother and I met quite a few nice people tonight and had a great time! Here are some videos that we took and a list of the songs that were played... I'm already looking forward to seeing them play again soon!
1. Cashbox 2. Again & Again 3. Magdelina 4. Sister sweetly 5. Secret mission 6. Bittersweet 7. Kensington line 8. Flander's fields 9. Please don't tell her 10. Circle 11. How easy 12. Friend of the devil 13. Resignation superman 14. Fortune teller 15. B.H.S 16. Tomorrow never comes 17. Cruel fate 18. Come on 19. Angela Dangerlove 20. Spanish highway 21. Under a silvery moon 22. Blue sky 23. Her own kinda woman (encore) 24. Conquistador 25. Boom Boom 26. Beautiful Rain