First off, if you weren't @ Triple B's last night, you blew it.
What? You had something better to do on Valentine's Day than to get blitzed blind along with the rest of us and watch the legendary Cadillac Tramps stomp and shout and then start and stop and then start again and then rock the fuck out of the place, putting bands half their age to shame with their musicianship and stage presence?? Seriously? ha ha ha Oh man, you blew it. Really. The Cadillac Tramps were on fire last night, fucking killing it on every level imaginable and just laying waste to everyone in the room with their amazing mix of Punk and Blues and Rock 'N' Roll. Watching Gabby struggle a bit while he was up on the stage was painful, to say the least, but with everything he's dealing with medically it's understandable, but still, he really didn't let it stop him from putting on a fantastic fucking show, working the crowd like the pro that he is and making sure everyone in the place was having a fun time. Nothing but Love and Respect for that veterano. And watching Brian Coakley swagger and stomp around the stage, playing that guitar of his like a man possessed, was the shit. I stood right in front of him and was just transfixed the entire set. His playing is so fluid, he does these intricate runs with the greatest of ease, and his tone is one that everyone should copy and try to emulate. I probably took more pictures of him than Gabby! LOL Johnny Two Bags wasn't there, but Steve Soto filled in for him, why, I don't know, and I don't know who was on bass, it wasn't Warren, that I know, and I think that was Jamie on drums, but not sure. As a band they played great but the night was all about Gabby, really. It was a celebration, bitches, and I had so much fun. The turnout was disgraceful, which is typical of Las Vegas but whatever. That gave the gig a sense of intimacy and personalization that wouldn't of happened if the room was jam packed full of drunken lunatics and OC bros playing 'I used to be Punk'. The Cadillac Tramps played pretty much everything I wanted them to play, and they did it all while mixing it up with amazing covers of shitty 80's songs that had to be seen to be believed. Like I said, it was a fun filled night, full of good friends, a few ghosts, and what in the ever loving Hell was Giovanni doing there? hahahahaha