Good Size Crowd on Friday night, 09-18-10, to see Shawn Pittman at Wilebski’s Blue Saloon.
I have been going down to Ted’s new venue each night since he opened, except last week-end when Shaw’s had their 9/11 Remembered Music Festival.
On opening night at the Blues Saloon they had an exceptional crowd with Kim Wilson & his Blues All-Stars. Of course, Hurricane Harold and Papa John Kolstad opened for them. Other than that the crowds have been a little on the thin side.
On Friday night with Shawn Pittman starting at the new time, 07:30 pm, this was probably the Saloon’s second best crowd. I saw many more people that I hadn’t seen before.
It’s hard to say why more people came this week-end...was it Shawn, who by the way play an exceptional performance, or the new hours, or a combination of both.
I know I enjoy the earlier start time for the headliner band, so I guess I’m in the aging blues crowd category.
The lighting was somewhat better for this show for photography. There was another white light on stage right that helped.
( Forward to the next night: I would also be going down to see Nick Moss on Saturday night. The white light on stage right wasn’t turned on. I also think the white light on stage left was moved upward. It’s almost like someone different turns on the stage lights nightly. I'm getting a little discourage taking photos. I'm very limited in getting a good photo. The music is great, though!)