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Monday, May 4, 2009

ZZ Top performance @ Billy Bob's...I got to see it!

Last month we were able to score seats at a sold-out concert of ZZ Top... opening for Billy Bob Thornton & his band @ Billy Bob's Texas. Billy Bob's Texas is my favorite venue for concerts because it's a HUGE bar but the concert area is small & intimate. We've seen Johnny Rivers perform there, George Thorogood & the Destroyer's, BB King (see my pics of BB here ), Hootie & the Blowfish (forgot my camera!) & now ZZ Top! It's like seeing the big bands give a private concert in a neighborhood bar.

We have an ex-employee/friend who works the stage at all the concerts. He gets primo seats to them all & lets us have seats to any concert we want to go to. I'm not a big fan of country (I know, I know....almost sacrilegious to say that in Texas!) so we don't go all that often but when we do it's always a wonderful show.

Needless to say, ZZ Top rockled the house! And I scored some great shots.













This shot is good enough to be the cover on one of their CD's...I'm proud of it!










Billy Bob Thornton seemed shy & awkward @ first but his smile lit up the room & he soon got to grooving. I have never been a big fan of his (not after the display I saw him & Angelina put on @ an Oscar ceremony!) but he won me over w/ his smile.







What fun this show was...thanks Jerry for squeezing us in on such short notice!

23 comments:

tardevil said...

Hi Cami,
Thanks for stopping by. I've been taking a blogging break ever since we left for Disney. Things are really hectic now & I have been days at a time without being on blogger - unheard of, I know. I hope to return one day. I like ZZ Top too, but can you imagine being their wives with all that facial hair? I couldn't do it! I'm glad you had the chance to go!

Terri and Bob said...

CAMI! You lucky girl you! I was impressed with the photography!

Really Rainey said...

Wow THAGT Looked like fun! I didn't know Billy Bob sings... was he any good?

~Rainey~

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh man - me loves me some ZZ. I walk on the treadmill to ZZ and my other rock band - AC/DC. LOL

I know - strange huh. They just get my blood pumping. :-D

Great shots!!

Blissful Melissa said...

Cami,

I'm so green you got to see ZZ Top, LOVE the photos!!!

Oh the memories!

Think I'll be YouTubing ZZTop today!

Melissa

ps. I have NO idea why I thought I could delete the blog, thinging only it was a way to quickly re-organize it. Hmmm...guessing they really meant d e l e t e !

Katy ~ said...

I am such a dork; I do not know this group, but I know that you had a great time and that's all that matters to me! Looks like fun.

Shelia said...

Hi Cami! Oh, how cool! Those old bearded dudes can still rock! I hate to admit it, but I love their music! :)
That Billy Bob is something else. Have you seen him in the movie "Sling Blade"? If you haven't, you need to. He's an amazing actor!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ann said...

i had NEVER even heard of Billy Bob until SLING BLADE came out.Have you seen it?if not,don't walk ,RUN------------- and get it.girl,the man can act.the way he talks,walks,his demeanor.then i found out he WROTE it.he had me then................
no,i didn't care for either one of them then.but i think they are both incredible NOW.
i guess they just weren't suppose to be together.i love them both now.............
i'm so glad you dropped by.i have really been busy doin the dr thing.i want my life back.soon-----------soon...ann

HoneyB said...

Nice Cami! Looks like you got some great seats!

Every girl's crazy bout a sharp dressed man... ;-)

Bobbi Jo said...

LUCKY!!!! Great pictures.
I have given you an award. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Cami,
Wowo you took some great photos!! looks like you had fun. Hey Thanks for dropping by it was good to see you. I enjoyed looking at your Easter pretties too.

Hugz Lorie

Trish said...

You are right...you got some great shots! Must have been terrific seats.

Connie said...

Thank YOU for coming over to visit and praying for Keith, sugar! I doubt you'll know how much I appreciate that. Sincerely..... I can absolutely understand about your son also. It's horrific to go through these things but we are also a truly blessed family with tremendous faith in our Lord. We are "Women of Faith" and the world needs more of that kind of women. There is enough coarseness out there; we need soft but strong women for the days ahead for there will be trying at the very least, chickee. Thank you again and I'll keep checking back and adding you to my Google Reader to keep up with ya, sweetpea.
xoxo,
Kisses also for your son,
Connie

The Muse said...

WOWEE zowee!!!
Let's PARTY ! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your pictures ARE fantastic! It looks like you were on the stage with them! What fun. laurie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks like a fun time - and thanks for sharing your Easter sweetness - now tell us - how's that new pupster doing! Keeping you on the run I bet! Post more pictures of his cuteness!

Liz said...

Oh I Love ZZ Top! I have seen them 3 or 4 times... Everytime was just terrific! I don't know what to think about Billy Bob though.... hhhmmmm. :)
I always get the impression that he is confused.... LOL :)

~Liz

Miss Janice said...

Hhhmmmm...ZZ Top, bet that was truly fun! Billy Bob, I'm not sure!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Hi Cami,

That looks like a lot of fun!

You might want to stop by and see my post on my Texas visit today! ;)

Katy ~ said...

Just a quick stop to wish you a Happy Mother's Day!

Marie said...

hi cami
such a great experience! zz top never gets old. your pics are awesome.
marie

Linda said...

We love the Top and all their hair, but especially the music. Not so fond of Billy Bob Thornton but I'd put up with him to see the Top! You are a lucky girl!!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

We saw ZZ Top in concert about a year ago, and it was one of the best concerts I've ever seen. They really know how to put on a show! I love their classy moves!
:)
~Becca~