The Red Voodoo Tour
It was one of the best rock concerts I've seen in a long time--definetly the best show I've seen Sammy put on bar-none--and I've seen Sammy play since his Montrose days in '73!ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sammy played for almost two and a half hours.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He played songs from his early days right up to his current material.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He played songs from Montrose, his solo days, VanHagar and from the Waboritas.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I especially enjoyed Red, Can't Drive 55, Eagles Fly, Mas Tequilla and Heavy Metal.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sammy was very up and played fantastic and his band was very tight--I was very impressed with Vic's guitar work and Mona's bass playing.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â These guys had a great time on stage.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The stage wasÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â a replica ofÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â the stage at CaboWabo.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They started the show by drinking a toast to the crowd with Waborittas while Sammy said this wasn't a rock concert, it was a party.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He was right! Fortunately for us fans, the theatre had several bars to lubricate us with Waboritas also!
He had about 30 fans on stage at the beginning of the show.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They were behind the band on a elevated platform made to look a bit like a bar. They had a couple of babes serving them Waboritas.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sammy would pull people out of the audience from time to time to join the on-stage party. Some girls just got up on stage and started dancing with him at one point--the roadies wanted to get them off stage, but Sammy backed them off and just had a great time with them--dancing with them and having them sing some of the song with him.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Towards the end of the show, Sammy led a dance train on stage while singing Marching to Mars.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I have never seen a more up crowd for a concert.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â People brought banners to give Sammy--he wore a couple of them and then hung them up on stage.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They brought hats and T-shirts for him and the band.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They of course promptly put them on.
Sammy hasn't been to El Paso for some time.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He said he had a great time playing here and would be back as soon as he is asked.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I'm sure this will be very, very soon.
A Hagar fan for 26 years
Thanks to Martin Greer for the review and Daniel Galindo for the set list!