Wow, just returned to Grand Rapids after the show (stayed overnight at a hotel in the area). This was my fourth ABB show I attended, and this year, I brought my 10 year old son Matthias along. We are actually from Germany, but my wife is from Michigan, and we come to visit the in-laws every summer in August. I always try to catch a ABB show during our stay.

It was a great experience for my son. His first concert ever, and we were right in the first row right in the middle. Before the ABB concert started, he had already caught 3 drum sticks. During the show, he was able to get to guitar picks of Warren. He was a happy camper.

The show itself was great, as usual. The sound was really nice, from the very beginning. The band was tight and in good form. The played a nice set list, and I just love it when they start the show with “Don’t Want You No More/It’s Not My Cross to Bear”.

Here’s the setlist:

Don’t Want You No More>
It’s Not My Cross to Bear
Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
Statesboro Blues
Woman Across the River
Melissa
Maydell (long version)
High Cost of Low Living
Hot ‘Lanta
Soulshine
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed/Drum Solo

Encore:
Soulshine (with Larry McCray on guitar as well as Steve McCray on drums)

Unfortunaly, the first CD of my set which I purchased after the show won’t play right after track 4. Anyone else having problems with the CD-R’s from that show?

Roland

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