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The highest degree of suckitude



It's been a lousy summer concert season—not a single show I've been interested in enough to drive 90 minutes to Buffalo or two hours to Rochester to see. But I kept thinking, "Well, at least I've got fourth-row seats for the Jeff Beck/ZZ Top tour when it plays at the casino"—specifically, the Seneca Nation of Indians casino about a half-hour down the road.

I didn't really care about seeing ZZ Top. Jeff Beck, though? That's another story. When Beck comes around, I go. Simple as that.

So, after waiting for months to see Beck, what happens? Dusty Hill, ZZ Top's bassist, falls on the tour bus and hurts his hip last night. And the rest of the tour is canceled.

"Sucks in a massive way" doesn't begin to do the situation justice.

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nodressrehersal
Aug. 28th, 2014 01:13 am (UTC)
Aw, man...that does suck. I'm sorry, I know how much you were looking forward to it.

This summer has been one for the record book - the sucky record book, not the awesome one - for all kinds of sucky reasons.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 28th, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
You know it.
anita_margarita
Aug. 28th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
Wait. ONE band cancels so the entire tour is canceled?

That's just WRONG.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 28th, 2014 01:20 am (UTC)
That was my hope at first: that Beck would keep on touring. No such luck. If I'd been in need-binoculars-to-see-him seats it would have been one thing, but man ...

penshark
Aug. 28th, 2014 03:51 am (UTC)
Maybe there's hope. This was posted by the Salamanca paper (which likely means by Rich) four hours ago: http://www.salamancapress.com/news/article_b4370bca-2e3e-11e4-b605-0019bb2963f4.html

It's claiming that Beck will still play Friday.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 28th, 2014 01:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Carole. This made my morning.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 28th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
This is your nephew. Jeff Beck is still playing 3 casino dates and our date is one of them. We're in luck still.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 28th, 2014 01:40 pm (UTC)
Just heard. Yes!
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