Saturday Night's Alright For Fireworks, Pt. 3
You know, certainly Andy and I had the beer balls to perform "A Quick One", but there was not a chance in hell that the Blueshammer boys were going to surrender their instruments to a couple of pissed up Yankee strangers. As I've often asked on these very boards - how many homes of the blues is there?
Despite the conspiracy of silence, I am proud to admit that we did
see an impromptu reunion set (the first in 30 years) by visiting Michigan legends THE BOB SEGER SYSTEM!!!!
Certainly something I never thought I would live to see, and made quite a bit bittersweet by the absence of Ramblin' Gamblin' Matt Wilson.
No, I did not roll tape.
The death of take 5d was perhaps the only note of tragedy during an otherwise joyous weekend, and - true to our "never say die" spirit - the rest of us refused to let this spoil our fun. When you gotta go, you gotta go.
We simply carried on gamely, and decided that he/she would have wanted it that way. We took that lifeless (yet immaculately clothed) body with us everywhere we went for the rest of the night. Given the miraculous ressurection that followed, I suspect our "Fun by any means necessary" approach was a worthwhile tonic.
SADLY, NOT EVERY PASSERBY SHARED OUR DETERMINATION TO KEEP THE PARTY GOING.
If you can't roll with the changes in Memphis, people......
Had t5d not returned to the living, we would have - at the very least - honoured his/her memory with a tapestry in the Memphis tradition of Never Forget
More to come, I'm told.