We had an awesome night – great crowd, great weather, and of course, great tunes! THANKS to all who came out to hear More Cowbell at Firehouse Grill on Friday!
It was standing room only on the patio. What a rush to see such a cool crowd, which is saying something. It wasn’t easy to stay cool with the late afternoon sun hitting us from across the lake.
The rockin’ was so hot (ok maybe it was the sun), one speaker showed a blinking light that said ‘Thermal’ and stopped working for a while. Thanks to Kelly for a sweater to shield the sun. Jeff immediately christened it a “Speaker Sweater” and things cooled down and it came back to life!
The cowbell got some great action from the guest cowbell players, and the dancers came out in force. Always great to see dancing in front of the stage. All ages represented, taking a turn to their favorite song.
We played the hits, the usuals, and took a fun trip through some classics like The Weight, Low Spark, Dixie Chicken, Uncle John’s Band, Take it Easy, and The Boxer. Since our last gig we worked up It’s all over now Baby Blue, and Hey There Delilah and pulled those fresh tunes out to add to the set list.
It’s a band rule that if somebody shouts Freebird! we need to close with it. It happened, and we did. We wrapped up around 10:15, and cries for Encore! yielded one last tune. Monty Python’s Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, which will have you humming in the car on your way home… 😉
Bob’s drums were dead-on, Jeff was nailing vocals, and Eric’s keys were teasing the melodies. We always have a great time, and look forward to the next gig at Firehouse! See you at the end of July, and catch us again at DeSha’s this fall. Have a great summer, and rock on!