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Posted by Chris Hager on 04/01/02 - 18:15:57
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Some of you have the live JS CD recorded on Halloween night at B.B. King's in New York.  If memory serves, it was the year 2000.  There were early and late shows, and the crowd at the first show was of a decent size.  The band played a strong set and then left the stage so that the place could be set up for the late show.  The only problem was that being Halloween night in the Big Apple, many people opted to go to parties, both private and pubic, like the big one in Greenwich Village.  I doubt more than 60 or 70 people were in the entire club when JS took the stage for the second show.  Whatever was in their minds and hearts when they saw this tiny but vocal crowd, the band members launched into the second set, and it was longer and more intense than the first. They came to play!  Now that didn't really surprise me, having followed the band since literally the beginning, but it was still damn impressive.  Many bands would have ditched the show or done a short set, in fact I have been present for such sorry spectacles with other bands, and I know how it made me feel.  JS made me feel important on that Halloween night by playing the same show a sold out crowd in a huge stadium should get.  I felt as if they knew we had all paid our money and travelled some distance, and they were going to give us what we paid to see and hear.  And as long as they do that, I'll follow them anywhere.  IMO, on any given night, JS is still as good a concert as any in rock and roll.  CWH  

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