Great show last night at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, with Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson.
Last night I felt like I paid back Jeff Beck. Here's the story. Years ago Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan played Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was a co-headlining tour and on this night Stevie Ray Vaughan played first. At the end of his set he said "Thank you very much, see you uptown!" I said "what does that mean?" I remembered that the Fabulous Thunderbirds, with Stevie Ray's big brother Jimmie, were playing the Benson and Hedges Blues Festival at the Beacon Theater. I said to my friends, "Let's go!" They said "What about Jeff Beck?" I said "We owe him one."
Madison Square Garden is on 33rd Street and the Beacon is on Broadway at 74th Street. We took a cab to the Beacon, scalped tickets out front (got third row) and sure enough Stevie Ray Vaughan played with the T-Birds.
So I got to see Stevie Ray Vaughan twice in one night at two different venues and I finally paid Jeff Beck back by seeing him last night and he was awesome!!
This is how Jeff Beck finished his night last night, with "Goin' Down"