ZZ TOP
&
LYNYRD SKYNYRD

Sacramento, California
ARCO Arena
December 1, 1999

       The capital city got a taste of some good old southern fried rock and roll last night as the ZZ Top tour finally made its way out west, if you missed the show in Sacramento ZZ Top will play again in Oakland on friday. The tour has been all through the east coast, the midwest, and now heading south from here and it will continue through the end of February. The tour is making a complete circle around the country so there is a wide open window of opportunity to see this great show in your neck of the woods. A good number of the shows on the tour have been with Lynyrd Skynyrd, we were fortunate to have both of these great bands at the show here in Sacramento.

               The show started about 7:30 p.m. with a warm-up band, and then Lynyrd Skynyrd took the stage exactly at 8:30 amidst an explosion of screams. They played all of their greatest hits, it would be hard to pick a highlight for their set because it all sounded so good. They finished their set with the classic tunes "They Call Me The Breeze" and "Sweet Home Alabama." The encore started with a beautiful piano solo that flowed right into the first few chords of "Freebird." The finale was  phenomenal and, of course, the only proper way to end any Lynyrd Skynyrd set.

             They hit the stage-a-rockin, as they stepped out in front of the masses, and there they were wearing some cheap sunglasses. Although, I'm pretty sure the sunglasses that Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons were wearing were not cheap, but hey, maybe they were. ZZ Top opened their set with "TV Dinners" and then did the blues classic "Jesus Just Left Chicago." Then came one of my personal favorites "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide," and talk about nationwide--their six month U.S. tour is touching down in pretty much every region in the nation, so don't miss this great show when it comes around to your town. Of course they played "Cheap Sunglasses" and "Gimme All Your Loving," which are probably ZZ Top's most well known and popular hits. The last two songs of the set were "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Legs," as they rocked out with those same great fuzzy guitars that they used in their video for "Legs," what a delicious treat. ZZ Top encored with "Tube Snake Boogie" and "Lord Take Me Downtown." The show was all and more than my expectant desires could hope for. Hey now folks, don't forget to be safe while attending concerts and designate a driver before the show if your crowd will be drinking alcohol. Thanks for reading and we'll see ya at the shows.
                                                                 Nick Running



     Photo by Nick Running                                                   © 1999 All Rights Reserved

Photo by Nick Running                                                         © 1999 All Rights Reserved

Photo by Nick Running       © 1999 All Rights Reserved

Photo by Nick Running                     © 1999 All Rights Reserved


     Photo by Nick Running                                                           © 1999 All Rights Reserved

 Photo by Nick Running                                                                   © 1999 All Rights Reserved

Photo by Nick Running       © 1999 All Rights Reserved

                 Photo by Nick Running                                 © 1999 All Rights Reserved
 
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