Saturday, May 16, 2009

Gin & Tonic

Tonic opens up the show at Celebrate Virginia

Yeah, I know, I've been slow in posting new stuff lately. Been absolutely buried with work. But I did manage to find time last night to head down to Celebrate Virginia here in Fredericksburg with Mrs. Pool Bar to catch Tonic and the Gin Blossoms. I've always liked both bands, and we caught the Gin Blossoms back around 1994 or so. It's good to see both bands are still around (well, in the case of the Gin Blossoms, reconstituted) and they both sounded great.

The Celebrate Virginia Live concert series, by the way, is a great venue. It's well organized, offers good food (Famous Dave's BBQ among others) and an over-priced but good selection of beer. Parking situation was good, and it's worth spending the extra money for the "Golden Circle" tickets which put you right in front of the stage and in actual seats. The rest is lawn seating.

Coming up are Toad The Wet Sprocket and Little Feat.

Gin Blossoms frontman Robin Wilson closes the set
with an acoustic version of Elton John's "Rocketman"