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Title: Joe Bonamassa concert in Orlando 2/20/17
Post by: SeilerBird on February 21, 2017, 07:26:16 PM
In 2008 I went to see one of my guitar heroes Joe Bonamassa in Las Vegas. Last night I saw him again in Orlando. What a difference 13 years make. In 2008 it cost me $20 to see him from the front row. Last night parking was $25. A nose bleed ticket was $89. In 2008 I was allowed in with a DSLR and a telephoto lens. Now I can't even get in with a bridge camera. So shooting a concert with a cell phone camera is not really exciting but at least I got a record of the event. Here are two photos of Joe 13 years apart. Don't feel bad if you don't know who he is. He doesn't really release singles and has never had a hit. He has only had one album in the top ten but never the less he sells out every where he plays because he is just so amazing. His dad started teaching him guitar at age 4, by age 12 he had his own band and by opened for BB King at age 12.
Title: Re: Joe Bonamassa concert in Orlando 2/20/17
Post by: Krow on February 22, 2017, 07:36:16 PM
Love Joe Bonamassa!  Unfortunately I've never had the opportunity to see him live.  From the tons of interviews and videos I've seen about him, he seems like a really down-to-earth, likeable fellow. 
Title: Re: Joe Bonamassa concert in Orlando 2/20/17
Post by: Tom on February 22, 2017, 07:53:45 PM
For those of us who have never seen/heard of him, he has a number of videos on You Tube.
Title: Re: Joe Bonamassa concert in Orlando 2/20/17
Post by: brewer64 on February 23, 2017, 07:11:39 AM
We also saw Joe two times in northern Illinois, both greats shows!(and a big price difference).
Title: Re: Joe Bonamassa concert in Orlando 2/20/17
Post by: Larry N. on February 23, 2017, 02:13:46 PM
For those of us who have never seen/heard of him, he has a number of videos on You Tube.

He's been on PBS at fund raising time too, on occasion.
Title: Re: Joe Bonamassa concert in Orlando 2/20/17
Post by: DearMissMermaid on February 23, 2017, 07:17:43 PM
I miss the good ole days of going out to a concert as a teenager in the 70's. Tickets were affordable for a part-time working teen.
Title: Re: Joe Bonamassa concert in Orlando 2/20/17
Post by: SeilerBird on February 23, 2017, 07:52:24 PM
In the 70s I didn't do drugs, didn't drink and actually came to watch the show so I hated all the people that were just described. They had no idea how obnoxious they were, especially the girls sitting on someone's shoulders in front of me or the drunk clown continually yelling out "Free Bird". Thank heavens I can actually see and enjoy the shows now.
Title: Re: Joe Bonamassa concert in Orlando 2/20/17
Post by: Old Radios on February 23, 2017, 09:43:22 PM
He's a local boy.  Saw him play and open for local bands around here when he was 10 to 12 years old.
Title: Re: Joe Bonamassa concert in Orlando 2/20/17
Post by: ramblinbob on February 24, 2017, 03:48:06 PM
Like Joe but especially like his duets with Beth Hart~
Title: Re: Joe Bonamassa concert in Orlando 2/20/17
Post by: mskeyspirate on April 12, 2017, 05:49:32 PM
Have seen him a few times. Saw him last October and he never disappoints . The addition of Anton Fig, and Rease Wynans doesn't hurt either.