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THRILLHO
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Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


Does he still have "it"? He's at Tips this Sunday and I'm debating.






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quail man
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


You're gonna drop $100? Just pay $50 and see him at Jazz Fest.





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Spaulding Smails
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


Although Tips is "the" venue...be patient and see him with a bunch of others at JF





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lighter345
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


Yea my friends were saying it was over a $100 and I was calling bullshite, but apparently not.

frick that.






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Pepe Lepew
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


he's at River Center in BR on Saturday, $60 bucks

I was told by others here he ain't worth it


he is to me strickly because of his legendary status and age .....



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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


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Does he still have "it"


I have nothing but the upmost respect for Mr King, but no he does not have it anymore and hasnt for 10+ years.

Buddy Guy (BR native and overall legend) however is a must see.






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kingbob
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


He still had it when I saw him at Jazz Fest a few years ago.





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TigerWise
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


I wanted to go just because it was at Tips but that's too much money for somebody I'll see twice in April at festivals.





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BunkieWrench
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


I hope he does! I got my parents tickets to see him in a couple months....crappy gift if it's a crappy show.





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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


I saw BB King play with Phish in 2003, holy shite that was bad.





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CocoLoco
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I saw BB King play with Phish in 2003, holy shite that was bad.



In 2003 he was still a fairly good performer, it wasn't until the past few years that things started getting really bad. Still one of my all-time favorites though.






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HeadyBrosevelt
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In 2003 he was still a fairly good performer,


Did you even see him that year? Worst Phish guest sit in ever, and trust me I love classic BB King.






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TupeloTiger
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


I've seen him about 4 times in the last 5 years. He sits down in a chair now the whole time except the last song. It's not as good as 10 years ago. It's only worth it if you've never seen him at all. If you expect the way it was on Austin City Limits or live in Memphis or Ole Miss, you will not see that. If you are a musician, the band is very good. He played at our Elvis Festival here in Tupelo about 4 years ago and it was a short concert ,maybe 50 minutes, maybe 1 hour. not really worth it for $40. I would go if it is your first and only time to see him. He will not play much longer at all, his concert days are about over.





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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


I know people going to tonight's show in Jackson. I will let you know what they say if I think about it. They were trying to get me to go, but I just don't have any desire to go sit in a theatre and listen to a really old BB sitting in his chair. I think I would be kind of bored after a little while. But he's been entertaining for a long time. I'm sure he will tell some great stories and things like that.


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Fishwater
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


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Buddy Guy (BR native and overall legend) however is a must see.


Going in two weeks to see him in Shreveport.


Side note: What is the best live BB King album(s) to have?

Have a long drive tomorrow, want to jam some BB.



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islandtiger
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


I have seen him 3 times, the last time was about 30 years ago (damn I feel old after typing that). He sat the whole time during the last concert so that is nothing new. Sometimes you just have to live with great old memories rather than risk replacing those with a dissapointment so I will probably not catch him live again...lots of cds and Pandora to keep me happy.





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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


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I have seen him 3 times, the last time was about 30 years ago (damn I feel old after typing that).


That's awesome






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THRILLHO
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


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Side note: What is the best live BB King album(s) to have?



Live at the Regal is perfection.

Didn't know this one was $100. Will just cross my fingers and hope he's still alive for JF.






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blueslover
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


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Will just cross my fingers and hope he's still alive for JF.


not a bad call, I've seen him multiple times through the years but wouldn't pay top dollar at this point- unless you've never seen him. He is near the top of the mountain as a living legend among all musicians. His individual show is much more expansive than festival appearances. Top notch band that is worth the money with bigger shows too.

As others said, Buddy Guy, now THAT is another question. Anyone who has never seen him should. At 76 he definitely absolutely still has it. So much so that when I see him I say to myself, "Dayum, I hope I still have it near as much as he does when I get that old."






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CocoLoco
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re: Anyone been to a BB King concert lately?


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Live at the Regal is perfection.



That might even be an understatement. One of my favorites.






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