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America Concert Review, San Antonio, TX, July 2, 2016

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It’s the 4th of July weekend, what better band to see than America?  I missed their Austin show a few months back and was happy to see they booked a San Antonio show.

It’s been a busy day.  I had just had the first rehearsal with my new band and then went to meet Stryper.

My beautiful friend, Margarita, met me at the show and in we went.  The Tobin Center is a great venue.  Absolutely gorgeous and not a bad seat in the house.

I’ve always loved the band since I was a kid.  AM radio gold type stuff.  The band consists of 2 of the originals, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley.  And as no surprise, the backing band was incredible.

They opened with Tin Man and You Can Do MagicSandman and You Can Do Magic were my 2 faves of the night.  They sounded great, especially Dewey’s vocals.  Gerry’s were a little rough but those harmonies get tough at their age.  The set was mixed with everything from their famous greatest hits album to a few deeper cuts and a couple of newer songs.  It was a great show overall and was sold out.


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July 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

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  1. […] Once I got to speak to them, I mentioned that Boathouse show and that it was my first  metal show.  They were pretty much indifferent but Tim Gaines did say that he remember that “dumpy venue.”  Oz Fox was mildly interested in The Book as was Michael Sweet who said, “Ah yes, I’ve seen one of these before.”  Robert Sweet looked like he didn’t want to be there, reminiscent of meeting Scott Ian.  But whatever, I got them in The Book and that’s what was important.  After a quick photo I headed over to the America show. […]

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