Monday, November 23, 2009

2009-11-22: Brian Setzer Orchestra

11-22-2009: Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Extravaganza!
Where: Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MN
Went with: Wife, Dave and Paula
Times: twice. (last time in ‘06)

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Yeah. I love shows that focus on guitars (these were on display next to a ‘register to win’ area. I hope to update this post with my winning guitar ;-)   ) 

Brian Setzer is one of my favorite guitarists and it works out well that my wife loves the big-band music he performs.

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Christmas show. Wonderful! His wife sings backup…kind of a dream of me and the missus.

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My favorite part is when they break down to just 3 players. SO much sound coming out of these three guys. Bass player was so impressive. Notice him STANDING on his bass!!! SOOOO cool. The drummer is also standing while playing (just kick, snare, tom, cymbal)

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The only bummer? Mr. and Mrs Mellonhead were sitting in front of me, and Mr. Munster in front of them. AND, they were playing “Rock this Town” and nobody stood up!!! The wife and I were bouncing in our seats, stood up during “Jump, Jive, and Wail” and couldn’t believe these folks wouldn’t stand and move.

Ah well. Wonderful show. Stunning guitar work, and it even snowed indoors. Great great show.

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