Friday, June 10, 2005 | By: Dusty Taylor

Greetings from Sin City..

Actually, I just returned from two days in Vegas..it was interesting to say the least..

I was attending a concert at the Boulder Station weekly blues series at the Railhead, Joe Bonamassa was playing. Since I have a huge "thang" for his music it was a no "miss" event. I have a friend in San Diego that is also a Joe B. fan, Joanie who also attended the vegas show. Only problem was that Joanie showed up without a room reserved. This didnt seem to bother her however it drove me up a wall..I couldn't fathom not having somewhere to shit, shower and sleep for a 24 hour period...

So she informed me of this before her arrival..I pledged to fund a room for her within reason..the ball and chain was extremely uncomfortable with this idea..but so fucking what..i did it anyway..i had a small problem however, they had no vacancies at the Palace Station where we always stay..i was almost ready to call Motel 6 when the ball and chain got a case of "sorry for being a butthole"and used his extensive connections at the
Palace Station and they suddenly had a room, and at an excellent discount..cheaper than Motel 6..ta taaaaaaaaaaa the ball and chain came thru..god love him....

So I picked her up at the airport and delivered her to her room after walking the entire expanse of the "garden" room area around both pools..the place was a fucking maze...i stay in the tower..anyways..she says we can go hang with the band prior to the show at 8pm..cool i say..i had no idea she was THAT tight with Joe B and the Band...

We go over 4 hours before the show and it was great to see the whole backstage thing, not to mention getting first pick of all the tables in the club (insert big ol smile here).

Joanie took pix's of me and the boys..they are boys compared to my tired old ass..and i spent alot of time talking to Joe's girlfriend who is also a music artist in her own right. Her name is Leah but i had a few wines and do not remember her last name..i must email Joanie and get Leah's last name and website..it was fun playing a groupie for the night, and hearing some excellent blues upclose and personal.

Had to come back to Bakersfrigginfield today and go to work..fuck that sucked..a day and a half in vegas just aint long enough ya know what i mean?

but..i go back for Buddy Guy two weeks from today..(insert a cheshire cat smile here)and its a three day weekender...sometimes it good to be old and semi-retired :)

5 people gave us their .02 cents:

Bruce said...

yay

Rat In A Cage said...

Glad it was so much fun. Wow, you're all grown up now; a groupie.

dusty said...

kiss off pal is that a slam?...i have been a groupie before..but its been a long time..i must say..

Rat In A Cage said...

no, some of my best friends have gotten me backstage by dropping to their knees.

dusty said...

i will not be taking part in any of that dear..its just not my style..i am there for the music..dat's it i swear..