Thursday, July 08, 2010

Sick Puppies Concert 7-7-2010

Fantastic show last night at the Cleveland, Ohio House of Blues by headliner Sick Puppies!  Also appearing were My Darkest Day, It's Alive, and Janus.  Thanks to the phenomenal hookup of 103.1 The Bear's "Big Ric" we got to do a meet and greet with not only the guys from Janus, but then later with the Sick Puppies as well!  I was most impressed with the stage presence and performance of the Sick Puppies.  Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Shimon Moore (middle) delivered a charismatic, adrenaline soaked performance which had the whole jumping!  Newest member/drums Mark Goodwin hammered the drumset from start to finish, with even a bongo-esque interlude in there for good measure.  The lovely and talented Emma Anzai (surprisingly soft-spoken) delivered a blistering performance on bass and added her own heat to the stage!  : )  The most memorable songs for me were Odd One with lyrics of "hey it's gonna be okay, hey we're gonna laugh at this one day!"  There's a life anthem in there somewhere!  Of course pulse pounding "You're Going Down" and the funny romp that Shimon delivered on a pseudo cover of Destiny's Child's "Say My Name" with some 'teeth' was just fantastic! 

I had an absolutely great time and met some extraordinarily talented people last night and sincerely hope I get the opportunity to do it all again in the future!

Long, dark, lonely drive home included an unexpected detour and running the gas-tank down to just a few fumes.  Good times, with good friends Jamie, Big Ric, and of course Uncle June! 

I'll get caught up on the WSOP soon, I promise gang, but life has just been a blur lately!  I leave late tomorrow night for a much needed Myrtle Beach vacation!  Hope all is well with each of you!



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