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Dr. John

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O2 Arena

October 25, 2008

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by charlie


I went and saw Dr. John at the O2 arena. It was billed as an authentic New Orleans experience. The O2 arena is a lot like Disneyworld, but without the slaves. There was no beer there! In order to get some you had to go into a restaurant. Also it was the cheapest night on the town I think I've ever had. I got there using my rail card, and the music was free.


As far as the music is concerned, Dr.John was SO authentic. I could feel his soul just bursting out of his music. Of course his most recognizable song was "Right Place, Wrong Time", which he played twice (my aunt said) but I missed the first one. But he had songs about "save our wetlands" which he somehow made groovy and iminently enjoyable. I was singing it on the way home. Saave our wetlands! And he had a political song about Barack, which was like, "it's time for a change" or something. It was good, i want to get his album.


Basically, he's still got it. He's like an old hoodoo man, with his trinkets and skulls and a staff which doubled as a cane. When he got up during some numbers, to dance, you weren't sure if he was going to fall over or not cause he was so doddering. But I say this with love. Cause he was awesome.

You GO Dr. John. And YOU go, see him, if you can. And go to the O2 dome. It was cool.



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On 11/07/2008 at 20:10:31 [PST] PeterP wrote:
Great review, Charlie
I almost feel was there.
Funny that you are in the UK and see a quintessential US blues star.
All the best..keep posting your musical adventures in the UK.


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