Concert Report by Jason Graham Michael Schenker Fest at Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A. March 19, 2018 Added on 03/22/2018
Hello Ritchie!!! I can't say enough about how amazing the show was! I witnessed the performance on Monday the 19th. In Minneapolis. The sound check was very entertaining. The biggest concern amongst the band was the lighting. The lights were blinding everybody. Once they got that all dialed in, the flow started to happen. Everyone was in great spirits and had a grand time! Sara had said that this was the smallest venue on the tour. Lucky us!!
The meet and greet afterwards was very hurried, which is understandable. But still enjoyable! I have met with Michael, Robin, and Doogie before, so for me, what made it so special was to meet with Ted, Chris, and Graham! Both Ted and Chris were gracious enough to give me great big hugs and even a kiss on the cheek from Chris!! True gentlemen, the whole lot!!
The name of the venue was called the Cabooze. Basically a shotgun shaped bar. And it was nut to but packed! The crowd was very loud and enthusiastic. It rivaled the many shows I have seen in Chicago. Maybe more so, because of the tiny venue.
I left my camera back at the hotel on purpose. But in hind site, part of me wishes I would have brought it with. But that is neither here nor there.
What happened that night, was pure magic! As I'm sure it was for those who where at shows before and the shows to come!!!