The Allman Brothers Band

ABB: A Magical Configuration

Monday 3/22/04 was my first time seeing this legenday band at the Beacon. I have seen the ABB play on and off for the last 14 years and after seeing this show I felt compelled to write about it. I knew that opportunities to see this band in this configuration may not be around forever – so I did not want to let another March @ the Beacon slip by me – am I glad it did’nt. The band has taken on a huge metamorphasis (sp?) in the last two years. The creativity level has skyrocketed – songs are being rediscoverd by them and they are playing with slow building orgasmic like emotion. It was so thrilling to see the songs develop into a volcanic erruption – almost every tune played blew the roof off the beacon. 44 blues was absolutely amazing! I could be mistaken, but it sure seemed like they drifted into rockin horse in the middle of trouble no more (I think) and the other big surprise was a drift into whipping post in the middle of Mt. Jam. Warren’s passion and energy was astounding in worried down with the blues and it just kept going for the rest of the show. We thought at the end of each tune (after they got the first few disposables out of the way) they could not possibly reach the climax they just did – but to our pleasure they kept delivering. What a show. ABB now has a magical configuration and I hope it will be here with us for a long time to come!


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