Saturday, July 26, 2008

Grace Potter and the ironics

You know the night is going to be good when your cute 20 something bartender has a Petunia tattoo(a la Pete and Pete) and gives your party free shots to celebrate your shared love of the show. Like i said earlier a cousin(Melanie you rule) hooked us up with free tickets to this sold out show. My expectations were low, i really only listened to the first two Black Crowes discs so imagine my surprise when this turned out to be one of the best nights we've had since arriving in Ok.
The first surprise of the night was that Grace Potter and the Nocturnals were opening. It's ironic that we finally saw this Vermont band at the Cain's Ballroom in Oklahoma after living in Vermont for two years. They were great, a lot more rocking then i expected.
The Black Crowes put on an amazing show, the band had two gospel singers with them that sounded great. It was amazing how tight yet still jammy the band was. Hard to handle sounded like a brand new song with the band really jamming it out without losing the groove. Since i was only familiar with the hits i had plenty of time to just get down on the famous spring loaded dance floor(thanks Gretchen!!)
This fellow with the mullett had a dance that required him to jerk backwards frequently narrowly missing Gretchen each time, rock on mullett dude.

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