B. B. King

On Saturday we saw B. B. King and his blues band at the Auditorium Theatre.  While I was waiting for them to come on stage,  I took some photos of the interior:

I had a whole bunch of these in a row, but some guy walked right in front of my camera as I was doing it.

Hmmm, what’s with the spots? I had to run these photos through Photoshop to lighten them up a bit.

Before B. B. King, the Campbell Brothers played, and they go the house a rockin’ – literally.

This balcony was moving up and down quite a bit. I was slightly scared – not enjoying the music for thinking I was going to die. I was later told that at a rock concert the balcony was moving 18″ and supposedly it was made for movement like a bridge – that type of movement, though, I don’t know.  This theatre was built back in 1928, people were smaller and they didn’t bounce around like we do today. I don’t know, to me it still isn’t right.

One of the art deco balcony lights:

From where I was sitting I couldn’t capture the entire band, and I didn’t bring the Coolpix with me, nor did I want to use the flash (that’s so irritating when people flash in a darkened hall):

Close up of B. B. hard at work:

B. B. telling one of his many stories:

He is 83 and he still rocks the world with his blues! You go B. B.!

P.S.  I play B. B. King and The House of Blues CD’s in OHA’s museum’s CD player.  I started it for Black History Month, and haven’t stopped yet!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook
    Mar 31, 2009 @ 19:26:23

    That sounds like a blast of a concert.
    I would have been creeped out by the bouncing balcony too.


  2. Linda in Erie
    Mar 31, 2009 @ 21:30:07

    We saw BB King in Pittsburgh a couple of years ago and it was a real thrill. That theater looks beautiful. I love the stained-glass light. I’d be scared to to be under a “moving” balcony.


  3. jayne
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 06:49:55

    How wonderful that he still does concerts and rocks the place, but like you, I don’t think I would have been comfortable with the balcony rocking quite so much!


  4. mon@rch
    Apr 05, 2009 @ 22:03:11

    BB King . . . How Cool!


  5. Pam
    Apr 07, 2009 @ 19:32:39

    Oh yeah, I love his music!!


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