Talk about last minute or what. I put in my media application for these guys two weeks ago. They were scheduled to go on stage at 8:50pm last Thursday evening. At 5:30pm I get the email that I was approved. Quick shower, battery and card check and then out the door.
Great concert however. One would never know that it’s been over 8 years since they last toured. Raol still has that Orbison-esque high voice and the horns give the country music a distinct Latin flavour. The guys looked as if they enjoy entertaining and made use of the entire stage with plenty of audience engagement. They gave us the standard three some limit for up close shooting but then allowed us to stay and shoot from the back and sides. Very cool guys. Thank you.
Whitney Rose opened for The Mavericks. I had heard about her but never seen her sing. Dang! That was a treat. Not only is she a stunning beauty to look at, she has the voice to back it up. Plus, she has a delightful sense of humour that captivated the audience. If you see her on a playbill in your area be sure to catch her show.