The Red Voodoo Tour
Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas put on a spectacular performance for Seattle fans packed into the Paramount Theater sunday night. From the minute they stepped on stage, Sammy and the Waboritas were very interactive with the fans...Sammy often stopped mid-song to sign various souveniers that fans had brought (including my "Marching to Mars" cd- thanks Sammy!). Cabo Wabo tequila was in abundance as usual and after a brief toast Vic launched into "Cabo Wabo" and never looked back.
Sammy's voice was amazing all evening but was particularly impressive during "Dreams" and "Top of the World." The setlist was pretty much standard...Sammy even made a few people on the balcony really happy when he honored their request for him to play "Give to Live." He mentioned that it is easy to ignore special requests when they are shouted at him but when fans go to the trouble of making a sign, he couldnt refuse. Everybody really got into "Mas Tequila" and "Why Cant This Be Love?," and we were treated to a powerful performance of "Little White Lie." Mona was absolutely amazing all evening, she really held down the low end grooves and was all smiles the whole time.
All in all, it was an amazing evening in a great venue and we hope to see Sammy back in Seattle soon. Thanks to Dave, Jesse, Mona, Vic, and Sammy for a great time. And to the fans: remember to respect each other and have a great time!
Thanks to Aaron Nickell for the review and James P. Harter for the set list.