DTE Music Center (Pine Knob) – Detroit, Michigan
The music rocked. The whole of Shake Your Moneymaker followed by a smattering of hits. Chris Robinson dancing like a chicken, Rich Robinson aloof and seemingly above it all – the Black Crowes we have come to know and love. It was good time music – to remind ourselves of better times – but it was merely a backdrop to something else. 15,000 happy to be in the same space, celebrating familiar loud music and chicken moves.
I am sure for a lot of folks this was the first gig in a long time. Large venue – semi covered – considered “outside” – but still intimate enough to feel the connection. Over priced beer, over sized heads and hats in your view, under sized-over priced seats that you cant see more than half the stage from. Pot everywhere. $40 t shirts and $50 posters. Lines so long to get through security that you miss the support band (Dirty Honey – think Guns N Roses lite), car parking in a field that the line to get out that means you get home in the middle of night. Ears ringing in the morning and they did not play that song you love
I missed this – missed it so damn much.
Happy HAPPY HAPPY to be there.
It made me think..
The pandemic is a long way from over – but for 90 mins last night is felt over. I’ll take that for now