|John Popper of Blues Traveler|
The set list had a number of their hits such as Run-Around, Hook, and But Anyway sprinkled in with some cleaver covers such as Radio Head's Creep and Sublime's What I Got. Of course, John Popper played an amazing version of The Star Spangled Banner on the harmonica because it was the 4th of July after all.
|Blues Traveler all photos by the Rock and Roll Princess|
Thompson Square was one of three openers for the night. The husband and wife duo appeared grateful for the opportunity to play the historic venue. They introduced themselves to the jam-band crowd very aware that the majority of the crowd didn't know who they were. They have multiple top ten country radio hits such as Are You Going to Kiss Me or Not. Shawna Thompson gave a passionate performance in tight leather pants despite having a baby boy in the beginning of the year. Keifer Thompson sneaked in some Nirvana's Smell's Like Teen Spirit into their set list to appease the crowd.
Blues Traveler made the crowd feel like they were joining a party instead of watching a show. The way all the opening bands and the special guests just dropped by was part of the festive atmosphere the band created. It's no wonder this party has been going on for so long.
See you at the next show. I will be the guy wearing John Popper's hat.