I had never even heard of the group "Blackfoot" before a few weeks ago and wasn't planning to attend their concert at the Poncan Theatre last night. But my wife and I like to support the theatre so I bought tickets on Friday and really enjoyed the show. The performance wasn't too well attended - I would estimate it at about 100 people but that's all right - those who came got a terrific private show. A lot of people came from out of town and you could see that a lot of them were long time fans.
The group has been together for 40 years now. They are based out of Jacksonville, Florida and play southern rock. The group has been through various incarnations sometimes trading members with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Take a look at the photo essay I made of the show.
One comment - the music was LOUD! My wife and I always carry ear plugs with us in my camera bag and use them when we go to live performances and when we fly. I don't really see how you can enjoy the music when the levels are at the threshold of pain. I wonder if people realize that they are putting their future hearing at risk if they listen without protection. Ask wikipedia says:
Most people in the United States are unaware of the presence of environmental sound at damaging levels, or of the level at which sound becomes harmful. Common sources of damaging noise levels include car stereos, children's toys, transportation, crowds, lawn and maintenance equipment, power tools, gun use, and even hair dryers. Noise damage is cumulative; all sources of damage must be considered to assess risk. If one is exposed to loud sound (including music) at high levels or for extended durations (85 dB A or greater), then hearing impairment will occur. Sound levels increase with proximity; as the source is brought closer to the ear, the sound level increases. This is why music is more likely to cause damage at the same output when listened to through headphones, as the headphones are in closer proximity to the ear drum than a loudspeaker. With the invention of in-ear headphones, these dangers are increased.
With earplugs, you can push them in and get just the right level to enjoy the music. If your ears ring after a show, then you are damaging your hearing. You know it might be nice if the theatre would offer earplugs for sale at their concession stand - they are not expensive.