Friday, March 20, 2009

Los Lonely Boys play GSD&M during SXSW

San Angelo, Texas's own Los Lonely Boys were in town today playing a private concert at GSD&M. I honestly had no idea they were in town and playing during South By. The last time I saw these dudes was last year at Blues on the Green at Zilker Park. Even though there was lots going on with SXSW everywhere else in town, I try not to miss a Los Lonely boys concert.

It was a short set todat, but they played to a few hundred people there at "idea city" and a few persoanl friends of theirs. There was wine and Amp energy drink to be had by all. I chilled with my AMP by the front of the stage on the lawn area they had. It was great except for the speaker that blew during the early part of their set. It smelled like a smoke bomb (firework) I used to play with as a kid.

Speaking of kids, it seemed like every kid that asked for a guitar pick got one. The Lonely Boys love the kids. That, and it would look really douchey on their part not to give them the pick in front of everyone watching. What was cool of them was that they made sure to play with the picks before giving them blessing it first.

I was dissapointed that it was a shorter set than I am used to from them, but theis wasn't a normal venue or a typical show. All in attendence had a great time and got more than their money's worth. It was a nice break from all the craziness happening everywhere else. Don't get me wrong, I love it. One just needs to chill in between it all. The Lonely Boys are good for that.

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1 comment:

Nan said...

The Boys dod indeed love kids and I can tell you that Henry doesn't give give out his picks just because someone's "watching"! I've been to many LLB shows and it's a tradition and Henry even handed one to me at a show. And, Ringo usually gives his sticks to some young one in the audience. They are genuine and never pander to a crowd. That's why all us fans love them so much. Orale!