BB King – ‘The Thrill is gone’

Thrill is gone ….. Thrill is gone away from …. him

I was so exiting to finally see my favorite guitarist this year at Jazz Fest here in Montreal. My first guitar impro was on this very song. I listened to his music so many times. Oh and this 2000s album with Eric Clapton, I swear the laser of CD player must have burn through the plastic. Everyday I have the blues, it’s just the way I am, it’s in my vein. Anyway…

When he first walked on stage, I almost had tears in eyes. Seeing this man nowhere close to all pictures/video of what he use to be. This tiny and skinny man with a golden vest barely made his way to his chair.

They played only four songs, one of which was a 30 min long version of You are my Sunshine, with a lot of random talking over the band. He barely played his guitar, and sang only one full song. When he ask for “one more time” for the 8 or 9th times people started to walk out the room. That was sad to see.

Oh and to take him out of the stage they had to go fetch his wheelchair. :(

The king should be able to rest in his castle. I don’t know who is exploiting him to keep on touring but this should stop. It will ruin his memory. For more than 60 years this man entertained us with some amazing music, he has the right to enjoy the last few years.

I almost regret going to that show. I know I witnessed one of the last concert of a legend, but I didn’t wanted to see him like that.

Enjoy and cherish the past,


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