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Jeff Beck update

Beck wound up playing tonight in Salamanca; first reports were that the Beck/ZZ Top tour was canceled after Dusty Hill, the ZZ Top bassist, fell and hurt his hip midweek.

My nephew and I had fourth-row seats, but they were way, way off to the side. No matter, because so many ZZ Top fans stayed away that there were empty seats all around—including the two we moved to in the front row, center stage. Dead center.

Not a bad place to watch a true legend, a genuine guitar god, make the impossible look routine. Beck has unmatched ability coupled with a boundless and frequently puckish imagination. For his first encore, he took the stage sans band and began noodling on the guitar, and the next thing you know, the noodles had turned into the theme for the Beverly Hillbillies. Fortunately, the crowd was old enough to appreciate it.

And, as usual, his playing melted all the wax in my ears and charred my eyebrows.

In what is my new pre-concert activity, I managed to evade security and made it to the door of Beck's tour bus, but a guy who was carrying a guitar and was leaving just as I arrived wouldn't let me in to say hello to Beck. That was the only off-note for the evening.


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