on most any given day, is the music. The past 5 days have provided me a trip back to the 80's, with an amazing lineup at the Mandalay Bay Beach; Eric Clapton and some of the most amazing blues guitarists alive; and a fabulous evening with crooner, Chris Isaak.
The Beach, for those locals that haven't been, or those thinking about a concert here in the future, is one of the most unique settings in town. The beautiful pool area provides a sandy beach for sitting, with soft waves in the pool surrounding the stage, for those wanting to get closer and/or cool off a bit...all set under the Vegas stars. It's pretty close to a perfect concert setting for a landlocked desert town!
Eight (count 'em) bands on one three-hour bill - we were in 80's heaven...Animotion's "Obsession" has turned into mine, this week!
Two nights ago, I grabbed my son and headed to the movie theater. Once every few years, Eric Clapton produces an incredible line-up of "ax men" (and women), in the guise of the CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL - a two day event. They film it all, pull together some of the best moments, and put it on the big screen across the nation for one-night only. Tuesday night was IT!
Gary Clark, Jr. - "Next Door Neighbor Blues" - Youtube is playing games, so watch this one while you can...it may be gone in a flash, just like the first one I put on here. Turn your volume up!
And we saw this happen live, last night - guy walked away with a beautiful, signed guitar - might as well get in on the contest if you're seeing him anytime soon...FRETLIGHT.COM. ALWAYS a fabulous concert - last night we saw him at Las Vegas' newest arts venue, The Smith Center. INCREDIBLE acoustics in this grand hall - something that he commented on a few times throughout the evening, himself. And, before the concert even started, we found something to rush out to the lobby and get tickets for NEXT week - Buddy Guy and the 14 year-old guitar prodigy, Quinn Sullivan. Yep - it's my obsession...and yep, that's a disco ball suit!